Virtualization, Cloud, Infrastructure and all that stuff in-between

My ramblings on the stuff that holds it all together

Category Archives: vExpert

I’ve Received a VMware vExpert Award


I’m pleased to announce that I’m one of a number of virtualization bloggers and community participants that have been awarded vExpert status by VMware.

The official announcement is here, and I don’t know exactly who else has been awarded one but there have been several people mentioning it on twitter since the notifications were sent out in the early hours of this morning (well, European time anyway :)). Scott Lowe and Eric Sloof to name but a few, I’m honoured to be in such distinguished company 🙂

By way of a double reward this site also broke it’s previous daily hits record yesterday!

Thank you all for reading, and I hope to keep up the good work – I’m always open to feedback on what you would like to hear about so feel free to comment away!

VMware vExpert Award Open for Nominations


My my, it really is vEverything now isn’t it 🙂 anyways as has been widely reported over the last 24hours VMWare have announced the details of the VMWare vExpert programme, which is a way of recognising those that have contributed to the VMWare community along similar lines to Microsoft’s MVP programme.

Details and a nomination form, should you be feeling generous towards me 🙂 or indeed any other members of the blog/forum community are here.

Closing date is 6th Feb 2009, I’m guessing that the end of Feb decision on nominations may coincide with VMWorld? if so, I’ll be there blogging about it all so check back then if you want to know who won.

Here’s a quick list of my most popular posts (by hits) over the last 12 months if it helps to remind you 🙂

Running ESX & 3i under VMware Workstation

Running ESX on cheap PC hardware

Deploying a Virtual Machine from a Template with Virtual Center 2.5

Virtualization: the key to delivering cloud based architecture NOW