As VMworld continues to inch closer and closer the number of announcements continues to grow. There are people announcing new jobs and companies taking the covers off of new product offerings before the big show even starts. Well today I’m happy to help CloudPhysics announce their new Card Store feature and this years VMworld contest.
Much like they did last year the team at CloudPhysics will be running another contest for VMworld. This year they are taking it up another notch by running the contest in two phases. The first phase starts today and runs up to VMworld. They are giving away some amazing prizes again this year.
Best of all they have already released a large amount of cards that were suggestions from the community in last years contest. The cards created in this years contest will be available for all to use, this is good for the community and is helping CloudPhysics build a better product.
You can find out the full details of the contest by reading the post from CloudPhysics.
CloudPhysics Card Store
The card store from CloudPhysics takes the Card Builder feature they released this summer and adds the ability to share with your company or the community. The image below is a snapshot I grabbed from the Card Store this morning it was already populated with a number of new cards released from CloudPhysics. This allows users to add these cards to their Deck or view and start getting more detailed reporting about their VMware environment.
I really like the idea of a Card Store, today people go off searching various blogs for posts looking for a script that might do what they are trying to accomplish. I think many of these needs could be met with cards in the Card Store and would ease the anxiety of admins not strong with scripting that they can trust these cards over a mystery script.
How to play the game
To enter and play the contests all you need to do is have or sign up for a free CloudPhysics account. You will then be able to create cards with the Card Builder and share they with the community. You can then start earning points based on cards you build and how popular they are. So please do not create a bunch of redundant or rubbish cards people. lets really dig deep and create some cards that would be valuable to yourself and other VMware admins.
Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design