One of my personal goals for 2011 is to increase my contributions to the VMware community at large. If you’re visiting this site, you’ll know that I tend to blog fairly regularly about PowerCLI and how I leverage it at my current employer. While I will most likely continue to do so, admittedly, it’s tough for me to find things to blog about PowerCLI. There are already many giants in this particular area of expertise: Luc Dekens, Alan Renouf, Arne Fokkema, Hal Rottenberg, and the VMware PowerCLI blog itself — just to name a few. I made a decision shortly after I got started that even if someone else had already "solved" a particular problem, I would still blog about my solution — that is, if there was more than one way to do it. I think I’ve done a good job so far, and I have provided some coverage on a couple of different areas that was lacking.
With those thoughts in mind, I started thinking more about what I could do to benefit the community, myself, and ultimately (hopefully) be awarded the title of VMware vExpert. I’ve chatted with a few folks over Twitter about this, but Twitter isn’t very well suited for in-depth discussions. Therefore I’ve decided to put a blog post together in the hopes that some folks will take a moment to stop by and offer their ideas.
So, in closing, here’s the question: What needs or areas of improvement/clarification/education do you see in the VMware community at large? Would it be blogging about a particular VMware product? Blogging more about PowerCLI and other types of VMware infrastructure automation? Comparing products, virtualization, or otherwise, from a non-vendor point of view? FUD busting? I’m all ears, and all comments are welcome.
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