About this Site

This blog was written in order to share my experience and expertise in all areas of information technology. Throughout my career I’ve leveraged other bloggers commentary on technologies to develop my own skill sets and advance my career. This blog is an attempt to give back to that same community by publishingย my own unique experiences and provide a resource in which others can learn.

This blog has been in existence for about seven years and has been listed in the vsphere-land.com top 50 virtualization blogs six times. This year receiving the ninth spot.

About the Author

Eric Shanks is a Field Engineer with over 15 years of data center experience focusing on hybrid cloud and automation. He has some of the industry’s highest distinctions including two VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX #195) certifications as many others across a variety of solutions including Microsoft, Cisco, Amazon Web Services, etc.

Eric has become a community contributor through his work as a Chicago VMware Users Group (VMUG) leader, blogger, and frequent Tech Field Day delegate. He has been a keynote speaker around the country for several chapters of VMUG and at VMware’s conference, VMworld, held in Las Vegas. He’s been part of community podcasts such as “The Datanauts” and is also invited to cover product shows such as HPE’s Discovery conference.


Keynote Session and Indy VMUG Conference 2016 – You Spilled Cloud in my DevOps


  • G says:


    Excellent blog, been on it for just over as year ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have a recommendation for some information that would be advantageous for most beginners, which is designing IP schemes/layout for vSphere networks.

    Let me elaborate on this, it’s rather hard to find what the best practice is for designing what IP scheme a virtualised environment should ideally use, specially when moving from physical to virtual. This would really fit with the rest of your work. A lot of documentation talks about separate aspects such as the management/vMotion/FT/IP storage but then it doesn’t talk about how to integrate that with your existing production environment. Additionally, if businesses are using a flat network and are looking to virtualise, would the desktops be moved to a different IP range and so on ๐Ÿ™‚

    For a lot of us, we already have a lot of information regarding NIC design configurations, we just need the bigger picture to get it working.

    Look forward to hearing from you if possible,

    Thanks very much,


    • Thank you for the comment.
      I will work on a post relating to what you’re talking about in the coming weeks.
      Thanks for the feedback. It’s always welcomed.

      • G says:


        Apologies, put a K instead of a C on the previous comment……

        That is brilliant, looking forward to reading that.

        If you need any examples or info, let me know ๐Ÿ™‚



  • G says:


    Just wondering if you managed to create the article ?

    Thank you very much,


  • Neha Kapila says:

    Just completed Getting Started with K8s.

    What an informative blog !! Thanks a lot, I really wanted to appreciate your efforts ๐Ÿ™‚


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