A week ago Jose Maria Gonzalez contacted me and asked me if I wanted to write the foreword for his new book. I said yes and asked when it needed to be ready. Jose responded well… asap, preferably tomorrow so I started working on it. I finished quickly and Jose translated it to Spanish. So if you are Spanish speaking and looking for a book on vSphere 5 head over to and pick it up. It is a DIY book, in other words self-publishing. Before I post the link, let me congratulate Jose with his new book… I hope it will be a huge success!
I want to a share a bit of the foreword for those who don’t speak Spanish, as I feel strongly about this…
Maybe even more important, consider sharing your experiences with the rest of the world like Jose did, and hopefully will continue to do. I do realize that not everyone enjoys writing books or blogging, but there are other ways of sharing knowledge and expertise. For example, join your local VMware User Group (VMUG) and host a session about your experiences and the challenges you faced. If there is no local VMUG consider starting one! (Bring back the UG in VMUG.)
When you start sharing your experiences you will quickly discover that there are more people facing similar challenges, you will meet new people who will give you their opinion on how to design, implement and maintain a virtual infrastructure. By giving back to your local, or even the global, community you will gain more knowledge than you could have ever imagined. Sharing your expertise might lead to opportunities you never expected to have, but more importantly it is what will enable you to be the best you can possible be.