Showing posts from April, 2012

vExpert Application Experience

After been designated as a vExpert 2012, a few people came to ask me how to apply and what must be done to be a vExpert.

Though I may not know how the assessment is been done but the application did list down a few things which will be used as a consideration.

I read up the vExpert 2012 application here.  I will also list down what allows you to be consider a vExpert in order to apply before the page get removed since results of vExpert 2012 has already been released.  The shorter criteria description can be found here.

Below are the three ways you can be assessed and the benefits of been designated:

Evangelist Path
The Evangelist Path includes book authors, bloggers, tool builders, public speakers, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others with the leverage of a personal public platform to reach many people. Employees of VMware can now also apply via the Evangelist path.

Customer Path
The Customer Path is for internal evangelists and community le…

VMware vExpert 2012 list is release

The list of vExpert 2012 has been release.  Am glad to be part of this list and also the first in Singapore to be part of vExpert community.

Would like to thank everyone for their support to my blog as well as YouTube Channel.

I will continue to work and contribute back to the community.

vExpert 2012 Singapore #01

How to setup vCloud Lab Example

Attached with this post is a sample BOM and high level architecture details on how you can setup a vCloud lab with 4 hosts (16GB of RAM, 1TB of storage and 2 CPU - Quad core).

The lab will be useful for System Integrators (or individuals with the monetary resources) to build a lab that can be used for the following:
1. Sales can use it to demonstrate VMware solutions.
2. Pre-sales can use for demonstration or learning the capabilities of vCloud.
3. Post-Sales can use the setup for design validation/testing.

1. This is a lab and the setup is not a reference design for a vCloud deployment or for production use.
2. The lab architecture described here is also not setup based on best practices but for individuals to be able to install and get familiar with VMware solutions using spare or old hardware.

Link to Document:

VMware View 5: Persona Management

There are some confusion and question on Persona Management.  I joined in this discussion in the communities here to state some use cases.  It would be good for anyone who are confused with user data disk (UDD) and the persona management.

Drop me any comments if you are still in doubt.