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About Cody Bunch

Cody Bunch is a Private Cloud / Virtualization Architect, VMware vExpert, and VMware VCP from San Antonio, Tx. In addition to tech editing several Virtualization books, Cody is the author of Automating vSphere 5 with vCenter Orchestrator (VMware Press). Cody also regularly speaks at industry events and his local vMUG.

Speaking

  • 2012 – Wisconsin vMUG User Conference (Here)
  • 2012 – North Carolina vMUG (Here)
  • 2012 – Austin vMUG User Conference (Here)
  • 2011 – VMworld Vegas!
  • 2011 Veeam vPower Roadshow Houston
  • 2010 VMworld San Francisco (Here)
  • 2009 Virtualization Congress (Citrix Synergy 2009)
  • Regular at the San Antonio vMUG

Writing

Contact Info

If you need to reach out to Cody, he can be found in the following places:

E-mail: bunchc@professionalvmware.com
Twitter: @cody_bunch
Linked-In: Here

Awards/Certifications

VMware vExpert 2011, 2010, 2009, etc
VMware VCP5, VCP4, VCP3
VMware VCP3
RedHat Certified Technician (RHCT)
CIsco CCNA
Microsoft MCSE 2000, 2003

Disclosures / Sponsored by…

It should be stated that my blogging activities are hobbies. With that said, everything I blog here are my own personal opinions, and as such, they do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of my employer.

Further, I don’t make any pretense at being a journalist of any sort, and don’t pretend to be unbiased either (Note the name of the site…). With that said, I am also not trying to be any sort of sneaky either. I do use Amazon and other affiliate links here and there. I have also been known to review books that are sent along by publishers for review. The reviews themselves are honest, and come from having read the book.

A #vBrownBag History

The ProfessionalVMware.com #vBrownBag podcast is & was the brainchild of Cody Bunch who, while going through some VMware certification studies, thought it would be cool to do those same studies online, through informal and community-focused study groups.

His idea grew and in 2011 the podcast took off like a wildfire. Damian Karlson was added as a co-host, handling the scheduling, hosting (and occasional presenting) of the podcast on a weekly basis. Shortly thereafter Josh Atwell joined the crew, rounding out the US #vBrownBag host team and the beginnings of the core #vBrownBag strategy team.

In 2011 Alastair Cooke joined the strategy team and launched the APAC #vBrownBag based out of New Zealand and offering a community study platform while gathering great presenters from all areas of Australia, New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific region. Additionally, Nick Marshall , based out of Sydney, stepped up to join the strategy team and to coordinate all of the backend podcast production duties including, but not limited to, video podcast editing & transmogrification, publishing to various RSS & iTunes feeds, and providing technical guidance on the most effective ways to present, record, and produce what was quickly becoming a global community-supported podcast.

In 2012, Gregg Robertson, based out of the UK, joined the strategy team and launched the EMEA version of the #vBrownBag podcast. Gregg works tirelessly to schedule, host, and sometimes present to Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

In late 2012, Kyle Murley joined the strategy team and launched the LATAM #vBrownBag, the first Spanish-only VMware certification broadcast in the world. His broadcast serves all of Latin America, Spain, and all other Spanish speaking areas throughout the world.

Additional #vBrownBag podcasts include Trevor Roberts’ Presenter Spotlight series, and Cody Bunch’s OpenStack podcast series.

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  • karnash

    Hi,

    we have a DL580 G5 server on which I have installed ESXi server. The DL580 has two internal HDD for OS. We've got a CLARIION CX120. I have downloaded a grab utility from EMC powerlink and when I try to run the script, I get an error that the script can't run on ESXi server and is designed for ESX server only.

    Can you please advise me. Thanks

  • http://professionalvmware.com professionalvmware

    That is because ESXi has no service console on which to run a script. I
    would contact EMC to see if they have an ESXi compatible script. Failing
    that, try to run it from vMA or VIMA, as those should provide similar
    functionaility.

    -C

  • karnash

    thanks for that…..I've installed ESX4.0 and ran the script.
    Now, I have to figure out how to connect the server to clariion and then how to create LUN's for the guest OS.
    I have vsphere client installed and it can connect to the server running ESXi4.0 but not ESX4.0

  • eddiepetosa

    Hey, Cody! You're a real life saver! It's awesome that you can still find the time to advice us online. Thanks Karnash for posting the question. It wasn't my problem exactly but Cody's reply gave me an idea on how to fix my problem.
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  • rustednuggs

    Great book. I almost of it complete.

    DS

  • http://professionalvmware.com professionalvmware

    Thanks!

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    A little python love :)

    #! /usr/bin/env python
    def message_to_all_vTechies()
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  • Chris Britt

    Hi Cody, Will you be at EMC World again this year? Last year’s Bloggers Lounge is this year’s “Bloggers Space.” If so, please register: http://emc.im/15gqZf7

  • Sudhy

    Hi, How can I get notification of vBrownbag sessions without using feeds?

  • http://professionalvmware.com professionalvmware

    Not sure how I missed this. You can subscribe to Vimeo or follow the #vbrownbag hash tag on twitter. Do you have a preferred method of consumption or notification we can look into?

  • Pawel

    Or a PowerCLI script :-)

  • http://professionalvmware.com professionalvmware

    Indeed. It’s been 4-ish years, things have changed a bit.

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  • Prakash

    Hi Cody,

    How can I perform the Bulk operations for clone of VM’s using vCO by reading the input from the csv files for vmname, datastore , Host .. etc. I went thru your books I didn’t found that use case. I was able to read csv file. Is there a way to do this?

  • http://professionalvmware.com professionalvmware

    Depending on the use-case I’m not sure vCO would be the best route for this. (e.g. is it a one-off task?). If it’s the one-off task sort, I’d use PowerCLI. In vCO, you can certainly read the CSV in. From there, I’d get an inventory of VMs and store that in a variable, and compare the two using a looping example similar to the loop I used in the snapshots section of the book.

    Sorry for the delayed response.