I am an IT professional with more than 25 years of experience. My current focus is on VMware virtualization. I have been working with VMware products since 2001 and with VMware ESX and vCenter since 2003. I earned my VCP in 2004; my VCP number is 993 (making me the 993rd person in the world to earn VCP). I worked for VMware as a contract trainer from 2004 through 2009 - when I voluntarily surrendered my VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) status to start ESXLab.com.
I offer the following services and produts to my clients:
- VMware vSphere courseware. I have developed a complete, 5-day VMware training class (on which the Gogogh VMware class is based). Combined, my vSphere Study Guide and Lab Guide contain more than 900 pages of in-depth courseware and lab exercies. If you want to ramp up on VMware vSphere quickly, hit *all* of the key point, and learn the skills critical to your success - you should get this book set.
- Remote acccess labs. IT training is a hands on activity. VMware training is very hardware intensive and requires high end, enterprise servers. I maintain pods of HP DL365 servers that I make available to people who want to work through my VMware courseware lab exercies. Contact me for more details.
- Consulting services. New VMware installations are expensive. To maximize the value delivered by this investment, it is critical that your infrastructure be designed and built by someone who is experienced with VMware. Contact me to find out more about how I can help ensure your success!
- Training services. Want to hold a VMware training event for your staff or customers? Need a complete turnkey solution that includes an experienced instructor, top quality courseware and remote labs that match the hardware you have in your datacenter? If so, contact me for cost effective quote.
I began working in IT in 1984 after earning a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Toronto. I spent the 1980's and 1990s working on UNIX and then Linux systems. My Linux experience allowed me to fast track my virtualization skills (as early VMware ESX required a lot of Linux skills to administer).
I have since taught over 100 VMware virtualization classes for both VMware and for 3rd parties (including Dell, Alternative Technology, New Horizons and others). I also take short term VMware vSphere consulting engagements, assisting my clients in design, implementation, troubleshooting, upgrades, back up, disaster recovery and other services.
Please e-mail me (or call) with any questions or comments you may have.
Phone: (416) 890-8191