Tag Archive: VMware

May 01

NEVTUG Spring Ahead 2015 notes


Recently, I had the opportunity to present a session on “What’s New in vSphere 6” at the New England Virtualization Technology Users Group (NEVTUG).  During the Q&A portion of the session, I had a variety of asks on specific details about vSphere 6, but also some requests for links to information I referenced in the session.  My commitment to the audience was to provide that information as best as I could (and without getting myself into trouble), so I offer up the following:

Oracle Licensing Discussion – The Definitive Collateral Collection

This is a VMware blog post by Don Sullivan of VMware.  It’s one-stop shopping for Oracle on VMware information:

What’s New in the vSphere 6.0 Platform

There is a white paper on Whats New in vSphere 6 authored by Mike Brown, GS Khalsa, Jeff Hunter and Matthew Meyer of VMware.  Matt actually presented the slide deck version of this when he was at Partner Exchange earlier in the year:
Hope this detail is helpful, and always feel free to drop me a line.  Special thanks to Chris Harney of NEVTUG for the invitation!

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Jul 16

Dan Mitchell, vExpert and author of VMware vSphere for Dummies speaking at NEVMUG 2012

I will be speaking at the New England VMware Users Group (NEVMUG) on Thursday, July 19th, 2012. The session is titled “Virtualization 101” and is a great introduction to virtual technology. Here is the session description:

Virtualization 101
Thursday 7/19/2012 @ 12:00pm
2nd Floor Auditorium

Mastering the principals of virtualization is the foundation of a
trouble-free environment. Whether you are just starting out or an
seasoned veteran, Dan Mitchell, VMware vExpert and author of
VMware vSphere for Dummies, will reinforce what it takes to build
a rock solid environment. He will take you through the basics of
installation and networking to the best practices of configuring a
Virtual Machine.

Get all the details at

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Jul 01

Dan Mitchell – vExpert 2011 (really?)


I received an email this morning that started like so:

Dear Dan Mitchell,
We’re pleased to designate you as a vExpert 2011 as recognition of your contributions to the VMware, virtualization, and cloud computing communities. You’ve done work above and beyond, and we’re delighted to

communicate more closely, to share resources, and to offer other opportunities for greater interaction throughout the year as we continue to grow

knowledge and success in the community of IT professionals. Welcome to the vExpert 2011 Program!

I knew I had been nominated, but never thought I would actually get it!

Special thanks to the folks who nominated me, and for all of you who have supported me by buying VMware vSphere for Dummies.


Dan Mitchell
vExpert 2011

VMware vExpert Logo

Permanent link to this article: http://www.startswithv.com/2011/07/01/dan-mitchell-vexpert-2011/

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