HomeLab’ers Assemble! VMware EVALExperience!

If you are a regular with vBrownBag and ProfessionalVMware.com then you are likely to be pursuing certifications, running some type of homelab, or simply trying to hone your skills.  It has been difficult dealing with short evaluation periods for licensing.  We have long lamented having to reinstall our environments or maintain multiple MyVMware accounts to Read more about HomeLab’ers Assemble! VMware EVALExperience![…]

VMworld Barcelona Underway!

VMware’s annual VMworld EMEA event is underway in Barcelona and the energy is amazing. Sessions are packed, the hang space is flowing with continuous traffic and chance meetings, and the vBrownBag crew is on-site producing more great content. VMware provided a great setup that has made it comfortable for the attendees, the presenters, and both Read more about VMworld Barcelona Underway![…]

Do you even Lab?

Regular contributor and vBrownBag crew member, Eric Wright (@discoposse), wrote an interesting article on his blog discoposse.com discussing the number of labs he uses on a regular basis.  It has long been understood that having a lab for learning, testing new technologies, and testing automation has become a near requirement for operating a good IT environment. Read more about Do you even Lab?[…]

Thank You!

Dear Virtualization Community, It is my profound pleasure to write this letter to you as tremendous thank you for your continued support. This week Eric Siebert of vSphere-Land.com revealed the results of his annual Top Blog vote. A subcategory of this vote is the top virtualization podcast. The vBrownBag crew, myself included, are extremely humbled Read more about Thank You![…]

VMware’s New Re-Certification Policy – Some Thoughts

Last week VMware announced changes to the longevity of their certifications by placing expiration dates on them. Anyone who obtained a VCP prior to March 10, 2014 will now notice on their transcript that their VCP expires on March 10, 2015. Before anyone panics (I know, too late) they also updated the options to recertify, Read more about VMware’s New Re-Certification Policy – Some Thoughts[…]

Top Blog and Podcast Voting Open

The annual vSphere-Land.com voting for top blogs and podcasts is now open. Eric Siebert’s annual community vote allows virtualization content consumers an opportunity to share who they think have provided them the most value. Naturally the team here at vBrownBag and ProfessionalVMware.com hope our community efforts have provided you great value. If you have an Read more about Top Blog and Podcast Voting Open[…]