Brian Kirsch is an IT Architect and Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College, focusing primarily on the virtualization and storage environments. He has been in information technology for over 15 years and worked with VMware products for more than seven years. Brian holds multiple certifications from Microsoft, CommVault, VMware and EMC, he also sits on the VMware Customer Council a role he has held for the last five years helping to provide a direct line of communication from customers to the VMware product architects. Brian also accepted a position in 2012 as a member of the VMUG Global Board of Directors.
Contributions from Brian Kirsch
- Sizing hosts for a virtual server farm
- Virtual server farm design principals
- Reclaim swap file space to reduce storage costs
- You can't avoid hardware failure entirely, so plan for it
- Find the right mix of certifications and schooling
- Do blades or rack servers fit better in the SDDC?
- Maintenance for your virtual environment that we all forget
- How much uptime is enough?
- Is a virtual admin the biggest threat to your company?
- Why keeping vCenter physical may be safer
- How to negotiate a better price on your hypervisor licensing
- Is it OK to mix test and production VMs on the same host?
- SMBs can take advantage of virtualization too
- Sometimes it's OK not to virtualize