Author Archives: snoopj

About snoopj

vExpert 2014/2015/2016/2017, Cisco Champion 2015/2016/2017, NetApp United 2017. Virtualization and data center enthusiast. Working too long and too hard in the technology field since college graduation in 2000.

The Power of Community – Job Search Conclusion

In a prior blog post, I chronicled that I was thrust into a job search, due to a recent layoff.  The tech communities that I participate in came rushing to my aid and sent me plenty of job opportunities to … Continue reading

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Head in the Clouds: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Before I begin, I will state that I had a very hard time writing this blog post.  It wasn’t that the presentation and associated information provided were that tough to disseminate through, it’s just that I felt, for a long … Continue reading

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The Power of Community: Job Search Edition, Volume 1

Sitting here in my home office, I’m pondering whether to refer to my career in the present tense or the past tense.  Technically, I’m currently without employment.  It’s been nearly a month since I was let go by my prior … Continue reading

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The Yin Yang of Dell EMC Storage

Chinese philosophy tells us that the concept of yin and yang are one of opposition and combination.  Examples of such opposition combinations are easy to find; light and dark, bitter and sweet, and even order and chaos.  So, why a … Continue reading

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Adding More (Red)Fish to Your Diet

Imagine, if you will, you are someone in a server operations team.  As a member of that team, you are expected to keep the multiple layers of that server up to date.  When you have only a handful of servers, … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Power of PowerShell Advanced Functions

Recently, I published (https://github.com/snoopj123/NXAPI) a community-based PowerShell module so that PowerShell aficionados could interact with Cisco NX-OS switches (specifically the Nexus 5000 and 7000 families) that were running an API package called NX-API.  This API package allowed for sending NX-OS … Continue reading

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The Dichotomy of Mentoring

I can’t help but notice a certain amount of chatter on my social media timelines about “mentoring”.  In our industry, we tend to associate this in the form of career advancement.  We take someone with less experience (a “junior”) and … Continue reading

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