vExpert Spotlight: Manny Sidhu

Manny Sidhu

Today’s vExpert Spotlight interview is with Manny Sidhu. Manny hails from Melbourne, Australia where he is a Virtualization Engineer. When he is not parsing through Log Insight or collecting certifications (22), you might just find him getting pumped up for the next football match of Essendon FC!

Take that break your boss doesn’t think you deserve, and join us for our chat today.

The Interview

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Star Wars or Star Trek?

Star Wars

Peanut Butter?

No Thanks!

Favorite Adult Beverage?

Glenmorangie Scotch Whiskey

What was your 1st IT gig?

Graveyard shift on a publicly maligned ISP. It was the only place willing to give me a chance straight out of university!

What is your current job title and role?

I am a Senior Systems Engineer at a large bank in Australia. I design and architect VMware based solutions (mostly) at my role here and my latest exploits include a global deployment of Log Insight, a global deployment of vROps + a global deployment of Hyper-V 2012 R2 coming up (lead architect)

How many years have you been a vExpert?

2 years

What other IT Communities are you involved with or frequent?

I am a PernixPro too and wholeheartedly support and promote FVP (I am not affiliated with PernixData in any way).

What advice would you give to others involved in the VMware community who are looking at becoming a vExpert?

Give back to the community, contribute, contribute! What goes around, comes around!

Do you currently have a Home Lab environment?

Yep! A DL 380 G6 with 72GB RAM and 2.5TB SAS disks 2 x 4 core procs. Nested all the way!

What certifications do you currently hold (if any)?

Too many to list, honestly. I’ll throw out the ones I’m proud of: VCAP-DCD, VCAP-DCA, VCAP-DTA, MCITP-EA

What’s your go to song or music genre when work stress becomes too much?

Hans Zimmer instrumental! I don’t listen to other music, pointless. I am mad about sports, watch Australian football, cricket, basketball, table tennis etc!

Tell us something about yourself that the community may not already know.

I love good scotch!

Do you have a blog that you would like to share?

Let us know how to contact you via social media.

Twitter: @MannySidhu2

Manny thank you very much for being a part of the vExpert Spotlight series! I appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to chat with me.

Please hit up Manny on Twitter as well as his personal blog.

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