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My First Articles!

Back at the start of October, about a month ago, I wrote about an exciting new opportunity that had recently opened up for me. I couldn’t really disclose any details at that time, but now that everything has finally materialized into reality I can share exactly what is happening.

So here’s the opportunity that I was talking about—I’m writing as a contributor for, a new TechTarget site focused on VMware virtualization. I am really excited about this! I’ve written three articles so far, all of which were published yesterday:

VDI on VMware Virtual Infrastructure: Using the three main components

In some aspects, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) takes the best of server-based computing and removes many of the drawbacks. Most people understand that the concept of VDI is using virtualization software, typically VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI3), to host instances of a desktop operating system instead of a server operating system…

Configuring VLANs in VMware VI3 (Virtual Infrastructure 3)

The key to understanding VI3’s support for VLANs lies with the concept of a “VLAN trunk”. A non-trunk port—also called access port—carries traffic for a single VLAN, but a trunk port carries traffic for multiple VLANs simultaneously…

Authentication in a VMware VI3 Implementation

Many organizations that have implemented VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI3), including both ESX Server and VirtualCenter, but do not have a firm grasp of how these components handle authentication…

More articles are in the works, so be sure to stay tuned to! And, if you have any suggestions for future articles that should be written, please let me know. Or, better yet, register at and let me know there too!

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