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VMworld 2018 whirlwind starts!

Hello hello :) As the biggest party in my calendar year is upon us, I wanted to make a “100% true to everything I want to do” public google calendar, but I also feel like there’s some things I’d like to write in a blog post and point out that may help anyone reading this. My public calendar has about everything I have planned and can be found here: https://sites.

LittleHack005 - The day we got more than 3 people!

Hello again! This is a post for me to state that I’m happy! We got 6, yes SIX people to come today :) Jean-Pierre Nsanzabera Matt Puthoff John Devine Carl Capozza Thomas Higgins You can find pictures with the #PGHLittleHack hashtag, and you can read more about it in Carl’s blog and the post in To attend and be involved / notified of future ones, give us a shout out in Twitter!

#DVVMUG and #WIVMUG slide decks

Hi everyone, happy end of April! I’ve just created a new repo and uploaded the presentations for the VMUG UserCons that sponsored me as a vCommunity speaker. You can find them here: Best, Ariel

#sddcroadshow coming in May! DR focused event

Hi everyone, happy middle of April! I recently heard from Brant Scalan (@fatpacket on twitter) that he and John Whitman (@VCDX226) are running a SDDC Roadshow coming up in 8 mayor cities in the month of May. It brought me memories of when I went to my first VMworld roadshow, and how great it was - this was ages ago, before I had even gone to a VMUG! What I really love about these events is that they are organized as a workshop focused on one topic, and it’s basically a full day agenda.

#vCommunity VMworld 2018 submissions

Hi everyone, happy April! These past weeks several VMUG leaders were greeted with the news that they had been selected for the VMworld session private voting panel. I voted on this panel when I was a leader and I really enjoyed being able to read all submissions and influence my point of view into the final “menu”. By the way, the voting time has even been extended to April 13th!

Hey, you want to play with #VRDCEX?

Hi everyone, happy February! This February 27 we will have a most fabulous Pittsburgh UserCon, where a lot of friends from the #vCommunity will come and we will have a jolly time geeking out on all things VMware. I could go on and on about who’s coming and what the VMUG leaders have prepared, but that will be another post ;) This post is to let you know that tomorrow, February 13, I will be playing with aDell Mixed VR headset, getting it ready so that we can have UserCon attendees play with #VRDCEX at the UserCon.

vBrownBag - End of 2017 posts

Hi everyone, happy holidays :) This is a blog post to highlight a new entry in the super cool, so awesome you should read more of it, vBrownbag blog: Meet the expert interviews at @wpvmug and @cincivmug 2017Q4. I really enjoy filming these. There’s so many awesome people in the #vCommunity that I admire and I’ve met through twitter/VMUG/VMworld/Slack, but almost always don’t have the time and one-to-one focus to really get to know them.

Fedora 27 dual boot with Windows 10 and UEFI - Learning in IT

Hi everyone! This is a quick blog post to highlight a new entry in my blog: Installing Fedora 27 on a UEFI-enabled Windows 10 machine with Secure Boot enabled. I hope you find it useful if you are in the same situation. I really think learning Linux/BSD is key to my future in IT, so I’m renewing my efforts to use it as my main OS and for studying for the LFCS exam.

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.