First and foremost, welcome to VM Field Tips.  I encourage you to read a little about who I am and my experience on the About page.  This will give you some insight as to where I’m headed with this.

As an engineer in the field for VMware I am exposed to a great many things.  Some internal, from within the company, and some external from our customer base and the general public.  The internal channels are amazing here at VMware.  The number of truly brilliant people in this company is staggering.  The depth of which you cannot fathom from the outside looking in, but trust me it’s true.  However, the external channels are what makes this job worth doing.  Interacting with the public and being an evangelist for our products or virtualization in general is what gets me out of bed in the morning.

What I’d like to do here on #VMFieldTips is share some of that internal and external experience with you.  Many times it will take the form of a technical question or issue being faced, and hopefully the solution to the issue as well.  Other times it may be ideas or thoughts about new ways to use our products, or to improve your infrastructure as a whole.  This isn’t going to be your typical VMware employee blogging, nope, won’t have it.  I don’t pretend to know it all, or be right every time, so I encourage discussion, questions, and topic suggestions at any time.  If you find anything I’ve posted to be incorrect, call me on it.  We may not always agree, but I live for the discussion.  That is, truly, how we each learn and grow in this field.

Thank you and I hope you enjoy what I have to offer.  As always, feel free to follow me on Twitter @erichammersley.