Portable Lab – The DiscoPosse mobile VMware Workstation

One of the best ways to gain knowledge and to test drive software and configurations is to have a virtual lab. This isn’t really big news of course, but for many newcomers to Systems Administration and virtualization it can be difficult to find resources to build an effective lab. Luckily, with VMware Workstation, or VMware Fusion for OSX you are really only a …

DiscoPosse Review: VMware Cookbook – Matthew Helmke, Ryan Troy – O’Reilly Media

The name sums it up perfectly: “The VMware Cookbook: A Real-World Guide to Effective VMware Use”. This great guide by Matthew Helmke and Ryan Troy is a perfect companion for the novice to intermediate VMware systems administrator. The flow of the subject matter is very organic and in line with what anyone goes through as they are introduced to the …

DiscoPosse Review: Windows PowerShell for Developers by Doug Finke – O’Reilly Media

For those fans of PowerShell, and for those just getting on-board, PowerShell MVP Doug Finke has built the bridge for your journey with his latest book Windows PowerShell for Developers from O’Reilly Media. As a long time user of PowerShell for everything from quick scripts to more challenging workflows and processes, this book has really upped my game. Doug’s conversational …