The Start of a new Journey: Becoming a vSAN Specialist

Yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to read that VMware has announced their first certification for vSAN, which comes in the form of a VMware Specialist Badge. The VMware Specialist Badge will be given to those who know how to successfully design, deploy, and administer vSAN environments. Since I have a great interest in vSAN, I have decided to make it a personal goal of mine to obtain this new VMware Certification, which will align perfectly with my passion for DataProtection and vSAN. Since I have already obtained my VCP, I will only need to lab, study, then take the test! Now, the fun part; plan, execute, and obtain! Continue reading “The Start of a new Journey: Becoming a vSAN Specialist”

Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN)

I recently purchased the “go-to” book regarding VSAN, which is Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN), Administrators Guide to VMware Virtual SAN. The book covers everything you need to know with regards to getting started with VSAN. Currently, I am on Chapter 6, with the hopes that I can finish the book within the next few weeks, then setup a lab to apply the knowledge obtained by reading the book. This is a great beginners guide to anyone interested in VSAN, and from what I’ve read so far, I would highly recommend it!



Introducing TheVirtualBoi Blog!

Hello Everyone, my name is Stephen Owens, and this is my new website titled thevirtualboi! I have been wanting to get into blogging for a while now, so this is my first step into blogging and becoming a regularly involved member within the #VMware and Technology community. I hope to regularly write about all things #VMware, #VSAN, and #DataProtection. I have a passion for DataProtection, business continuity, and ensuring others know the importance of having good backups.  This is going to be a continuing ongoing project, with the hopes that I can learn from others and grow my own skills within. Here’s to a exciting new adventure!