#vBrownBag End of Year Give-Away!

by jfrappier on December 3, 2014

It’s back!  As a special thank you to our listeners, the #vBrownBag crew is happy to once again run our annual end of year give-away!  Now through December 16th you can sign up using the form below to be entered to win one of these great prizes which were generously donated for our community by the give-away sponsors.

Prizes Include:

  • Disk Station DS413+ from Synology and 2x 2TB Seagate drives from Jonathan Frappier
  • HP MicroServer from HP
  • Home Lab Kit from ClearPath Solutions Group
  • 120GB SSD from Micron
  • Cloud Architect DVD Series from EMC Education Services
  • Swag Bag from Veeam
  • Mastering vSphere 5.5 from Nick Marshall
  • OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook from Cody Bunch
  • Gift card courtesy of the #vDB
  • Podcast starter kit courtesy of #vRecognise
  • Amazon Firestick courtesy of Bryan Krause
  • Quadcopter courtesy of VMTurbo
  • Gift card courtesy of Virtual Design Master

And the winners are…Between/including 2 – 346

1x Winner Veeam Swag Bag
- Jarrod Shaver

5x Winners Mastering vSphere 5.5 eBooks
- Bob Sutter
- Jason Cornick
- Tom Buckley
- Dan Berkowitz
- Chris Ladika

5x Winners Mastering vSphere Signed physical books
- Brandon Heath
- Michael Idenden
- Mike Hashemi
- Jason Weier
- Guy Fisher

2x OpenStack Cookbook 2nd Edition Courtesy of Cody Bunch
- Ben Bertka
- Robin Naundorf

1x Podcast starter kit from #vRecognise
- Robert Novak

1x Firestick from Bryan Krausen
- Brian Trainor

1x Quadcopter from VMTurbo
- Mike Stanley

1x Winners EMC Cloud Architect DVD Series
- Hersey Cartwright

8x Winners Micron SSD Drives
- Eric Shanks
- Brian Welch
- Anthony Senner
- Mark Handlin
- Michael Tabor
- Tracy Ratz
- Scott McDermott
- James McElhiney

2x Winners Home Lab Kit courtesy of ClearPath Solutions Group
- Jeremy Ey
- Nick Carbone

2x Winners HP MicroServer
- Joel Sprague
- Dan Barr

1x Winners Synology DS413+ from Synology and 2x 2TB Hard Drives from virtxpert.com
- David Servais

1x Gift card from Virtual Design Master
- Joshua Pickens

1x Gift card from the #vDB
- Paul Maney

Please note that prizes can be shipped to the US only.  Prizes are subject to change and provided as is with no warranty written or implied.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

- Each contestant will be assigned a number (duplicate entries erased)
- Using random.org, a number drawn that corresponds to your entry
- Prizes will be assigned in the following order:

1.  1x Winner Veeam Swag Bag
2.  5x Winners Mastering vSphere 5.5 eBooks
3.  5x Winners Mastering vSphere Signed physical books
4.  2x OpenStack Cookbook 2nd Edition Courtesy of Cody Bunch
5.  1x Winners EMC Cloud Architect DVD Series
6.  8x Winners Micron SSD Drives
7.  2x Winners Home Lab Kit courtesy of ClearPath Solutions Group
8.  2x Winners HP MicroServer
9.  1x Winners Synology DS413+ from Synology and 2x 2TB Hard Drives from virtxpert.com
10.  1x Gift card from the #vDB
11.  1x Podcast starter kit from #vRecognise

Any additional prizes added after the announcement will be drawn at number 10, 11 and so on.

Prizes will ship in 6-8 weeks after the contest ends.

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Chris Halstead demos the just released VMware AppVolumes (via the CloudVolumes acquisition).

VMware AppVolumes Video

You can follow Chris on Twitter @chrisdhalstead

Originally published at http://ProfessionalVMware.com – Sign up for the live #vBrownBag broadcast at http://professionalvmware.com/brownbags/ where you can also get updates and view our past series such as the Automate All The Things series at http://professionalvmware.com/vbrownbag-automate-all-the-things-training-schedule/, Cisco certification series http://professionalvmware.com/vbrownbag-cisco-certification-track/ or the Couch to OpenStack series at http://openstack.prov12n.com/openstack_phase_1/

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Lawrence Kohan covers objective 8 of the VMware VCP-NV exam. Objectives include

8.1 – Configure Roles, Permissions, and Scopes
8.2 – Describe NSX Automation
8.3 – Monitor a VMware NSX Implementation
8.4 – Perform Auditing and Compliance
8.5 – Administer Logging
8.6 – Backup and Recover Configurations

VCP-NV Objective 8 Video

You can follow Lawrence on Twitter @lawrencekohan

Originally published at http://ProfessionalVMware.com – Sign up for the live #vBrownBag broadcast at http://professionalvmware.com/brownbags/ where you can also get updates and view our past series such as the Automate All The Things series at http://professionalvmware.com/vbrownbag-automate-all-the-things-training-schedule/, Cisco certification series http://professionalvmware.com/vbrownbag-cisco-certification-track/ or the Couch to OpenStack series at http://openstack.prov12n.com/openstack_phase_1/

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Steven Murawski, community manager with Chef, joins the #vBrownBag to talk about PowerShell DSC (Desired State Configuration). Video Presentation, sample scripts and slides can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/1xSqGnT You can follow Steven on Twitter @StevenMurawski and his blog http://stevenmurawski.com Originally published at http://ProfessionalVMware.com – Sign up for the live #vBrownBag broadcast at http://professionalvmware.com/brownbags/ where you […]

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