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Disabling vSAN and reclaiming disks when vCenter is not available - VM Gotchas

Hi everyone! This is a quick blog post to highlight a new entry in my blog: Disabling vSAN and reclaiming disks when vCenter is not available. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know your comments in Twitter @arielsanchezmor. Thank you for reading, and hope to see you around soon! Ariel

#vDocumentation, three months in

Hi everyone! This is a retrospective blog post on the little open source project that Edgar Sanchez @edmsanchez13 and I launched in VMworld US 2017 named #vDocumentation We submitted it as a session in VMworld 2017 and we were very happy to see that 1) it was approved 2) it was a popular session! It was pretty neat that we got a 500 person room on Monday after the keynote, because people are very anxious to go into sessions at that point of the conference.

Writing abstracts for IT conferences

Hello everyone, I was chatting with my good friend Nick Scuola @nscuola. He’s going to submit some talks for ZertoCon and mentioned he should read advice for writing abstracts. I offered him my experience, and it suddenly hit me that I should make a blog post about it, so it can help others. I went through one denial and one approval, for what in my mind were very similar talks, but I changed the abstract quite a lot.

Git Cheat Sheet - learning in IT

Hey! It’s your noob friend Ariel sharing what little he’s learned - exactly the one-eyes leading the blind :) Carl Capozza has done an excellent job of helping me get accustomed to using Git comands. I actually taught someone in the #PGHLittleHack 1.3 what I learned today and they were able to get it to work, and they were happy! So here I am sharing the blog post I did. Please let me know if anything isn’t clear.

LittleHack003 - If you build it they will come!

Hello again! This is a post for me to state that I’m very, very happy! It’s crazy that something that started with just “we’d like to get this feeling again, how do we do it?” has become an event that three people travelled several miles to assist! The PGH LittleHack really had an all-star crowd for its 3rd incarnation: Kyle Ruddy Justin Sider Dan Barr AJ Kuftic Doug DeFrank David Kalaluhi

Final Pittsburgh VMUG details October 20

Hello again! Just doing a small post here to highlight I contributed a post for the Western PA VMUG Blog. After all, I did commit to #Blogtober, and I did tell you I would centralize my blogging activity in one place so Azarya can find it. The post is the final speaker details for the upcoming Pittsburgh VMUG this October 20. I’m not a leader anymore like I was in NYC, since I’m a VMware employee now; but one thing we should always understand is anybody can help without the title.

Ariel's blogging

Hello again! Let’s talk about blogging - in particular, say, I don’t know, my blogging :) Blogging is cool. It’s also not that hard. You don’t have to write a long essay - it shouldn’t be tweet-sized either, but it doesn’t need to be too long. Take a little while to share something, even if it’s just a piece of your mind. I particularly like focused blogs that solve some kind of problem most.


Hello again! You can’t learn what you can’t repeat. So here I am making a second blog post with Hugo on my Github page with a custom domain to get into the groove. We’re doing another #PGHLittleHack this Thursday, October 5. If you don’t remember what they are about @CarlCapozza and I started doing a local, VMUG/vBrownBag version, of the VMworld Hackathons, right after the 2017 VMworld US Hackathon - because we loved the concept, camaraderie, and knowledge sharing spirit of it, and we wanted more.


Hi Gang! It took me a while to figure out how to create a custom domain using the Hugo static website generator, but here we are! This was part of the #PGHLittleHack initiative that @CarlCapozza and I started right after the 2017 VMworld US Hackathon. Thank you for reading this! It’s obviously a small start but I’m proud of it :)