You might be a vDiva if…

I am avoiding a post where I have to think really hard about a topic. That makes me procrastinate and come up with even crazier ideas. I am writing this one down now. Most of these apply to me so if you are offended by any of them you are probably a vDiva.

You might be a vDiva if…

… you roll your eyes when someone talks about installing a PHYSICAL server.

… you are on twitter to see how many people you can get to look at your blog, but you never stoop so low to interact with the common folk.

… you are surprised when the guy at the table at the VMUG doesn’t know who you are.

… you constantly check your Google Analytics account to see how many views you have. (guilty)

… you refer to yourself as @… (your twitter account)

… you hunt down @jtroyer if you latest post takes too long to get on the v12n board.

… your require a signed riderΒ agreement with your speaking topic for VMworld, saying you need 800 green M&M’s, a copy of Lord of the Rings in your hotel room, and direct phone access to Steve Herrod’s iPhone.

I probably ticked a bunch of people off. I am just having fun. Have a great day! Go ahead and add your own in the comments.

77 Replies to “You might be a vDiva if…”

  1. You might be a vDiva if …

    You put VCP 4,3,2 in your email signature

    You know what “I <3 v12n" means

    You host your own virtualization podcast πŸ™‚

  2. You might be a vDiva if …

    You put VCP 4,3,2 in your email signature

    You know what “I <3 v12n" means

    You host your own virtualization podcast πŸ™‚

  3. You might be a vDiva if…

    You can’t wait for the next Chad and Vaughn twitter fight

    …you actually know who Chad and Vaughn are

    You’ve attended a VMUG more than 3 countries

    You actually look forward to VMworld for the meals provided

  4. You might be a vDiva if…

    You can’t wait for the next Chad and Vaughn twitter fight

    …you actually know who Chad and Vaughn are

    You’ve attended a VMUG more than 3 countries

    You actually look forward to VMworld for the meals provided

  5. You might be a vDiva if ….

    You are selling all of your x86 equipment on eBay

    Your notebook is also an iSCSI target

    You saved your last three corporate desktops as VMs on a portable USB drive

  6. You might be a vDiva if ….

    You are selling all of your x86 equipment on eBay

    Your notebook is also an iSCSI target

    You saved your last three corporate desktops as VMs on a portable USB drive

  7. You might be a vDiva if …

    You can say with 100% certainty that the problem is ALWAYS definitely the SAN or the Network and never YOUR hypervisor!

    You absolutely LOVED Microsoft UNTIL they released their OWN Type 1.

    …You know what a Type 1 is.

    You switched to a MAC and still spend all day in Windows running on Fusion.

  8. You might be a vDiva if …

    You can say with 100% certainty that the problem is ALWAYS definitely the SAN or the Network and never YOUR hypervisor!

    You absolutely LOVED Microsoft UNTIL they released their OWN Type 1.

    …You know what a Type 1 is.

    You switched to a MAC and still spend all day in Windows running on Fusion.

  9. You might be a vDiva if …

    You say you’re a virtualization expert without ever having installed and deployed an app on Hyper-V, XenServer or KVM.

    You think you can win a virtualization debate with Simon Crosby.

  10. You might be a vDiva if …

    You say you’re a virtualization expert without ever having installed and deployed an app on Hyper-V, XenServer or KVM.

    You think you can win a virtualization debate with Simon Crosby.

  11. You might be a vDiva if …

    Your “home lab” is starting to resemble a fortune 500 data center.
    You find yourself saying “Hey Now!” when doing everyday things, like ordering pizza.
    You wonder if 90% of everyone commenting on this post will soon be hired by EMC.

  12. You might be a vDiva if …

    Your “home lab” is starting to resemble a fortune 500 data center.
    You find yourself saying “Hey Now!” when doing everyday things, like ordering pizza.
    You wonder if 90% of everyone commenting on this post will soon be hired by EMC.

  13. @Patrick
    Ha!
    You might be a vDiva if …
    …your response to Patrick is, I would have used those other hypervisors but I work with ENTERPRISE PRODUCTION VM’s.

    …can’t we all win a debate against Simon Crosby?

  14. @Patrick
    Ha!
    You might be a vDiva if …
    …your response to Patrick is, I would have used those other hypervisors but I work with ENTERPRISE PRODUCTION VM’s.

    …can’t we all win a debate against Simon Crosby?

  15. Andre Leibovici :
    A sub-division of a vDiva ARE the vGroupies.
    Those are the ones who like to take photos with celebrities from the virtualization community and then tweet that to the world.

    Happened a couple of times over the last few months to me, still don’t get it.

  16. Andre Leibovici :
    A sub-division of a vDiva ARE the vGroupies.
    Those are the ones who like to take photos with celebrities from the virtualization community and then tweet that to the world.

    Happened a couple of times over the last few months to me, still don’t get it.

  17. You might be a vDiva if…

    — You end regular emails with “If you found this answer helpful, please consider awarding points.”

    — You describe the process of handing your son to your wife as “VMotion”

  18. You might be a vDiva if…

    — You end regular emails with “If you found this answer helpful, please consider awarding points.”

    — You describe the process of handing your son to your wife as “VMotion”

  19. You are vDiva if …
    … you read all the posts, reached here and are reading this post
    … are running mac, has 8GB memory, have windows and U10.4/64 running all the time in Fusion
    … and work on all of them
    … celebrate your VCP anniversery
    … refer volcanic cloud as vCloud
    … have a screen capture of Steve’s twitter saying so

  20. You are vDiva if …
    … you read all the posts, reached here and are reading this post
    … are running mac, has 8GB memory, have windows and U10.4/64 running all the time in Fusion
    … and work on all of them
    … celebrate your VCP anniversery
    … refer volcanic cloud as vCloud
    … have a screen capture of Steve’s twitter saying so

  21. Sean Clark :
    @rbrambley
    You might be a vDiva if you have recurring dreams about having SEX with an ESX server.

    You might be a vDiva if you have recurring dreams about having a SEX server on your ESX server.

    Sorry that should read ESX server on your ESX server, but it’s not a dream.

  22. Sean Clark :
    @rbrambley
    You might be a vDiva if you have recurring dreams about having SEX with an ESX server.

    You might be a vDiva if you have recurring dreams about having a SEX server on your ESX server.

    Sorry that should read ESX server on your ESX server, but it’s not a dream.

  23. You might be a vDiva if you’ve ever put a “All views on this blog are mine and not of my employer [insert company here] so you didn’t here it from me if this information is under NDA”.

  24. You might be a vDiva if you’ve ever put a “All views on this blog are mine and not of my employer [insert company here] so you didn’t here it from me if this information is under NDA”.

  25. You might be a vDiva if…

    … you’ve ever live tweeted a VMworld session
    … you’ve written a 3 page long PowerCLI one liner
    … ever been identified in public by your Twitter avatar

  26. You might be a vDiva if…

    … you’ve ever live tweeted a VMworld session
    … you’ve written a 3 page long PowerCLI one liner
    … ever been identified in public by your Twitter avatar

  27. … had a blog post ‘pulled’ for being ahead of it’s time.
    … have had to add ESX to your spell check dictionary to avoid awkward auto-correct incidents
    … carry your vcdx lab on a usb disk

  28. … had a blog post ‘pulled’ for being ahead of it’s time.
    … have had to add ESX to your spell check dictionary to avoid awkward auto-correct incidents
    … carry your vcdx lab on a usb disk

  29. Sounds more like vRedneck!
    … you post articles to a blog for no reason other than “having a go-to place for important information you don’t want to forget” (yeah right – guilty)
    … your tag starts with “v”, “vm” or “virtual” (guilty)
    … you pay your state gov extra money to put your tag on your license plate (not me, but know 2 others doing this)
    … you’ve attended every VMworld and are registered for 2010 (guilty)
    … and you can’t wait to talk to vendors in the solutions exhibit hall (guilty again)
    … you cursed VMware while troubleshooting ESX 1.5 at 3:00am on a Saturday morning, then deployed another ESX 1.5 host the following week because you love VMware and virtualization (guilty)
    … you post comments to blog articles like this instead of doing real work, er, wait… gotta go!

  30. Sounds more like vRedneck!
    … you post articles to a blog for no reason other than “having a go-to place for important information you don’t want to forget” (yeah right – guilty)
    … your tag starts with “v”, “vm” or “virtual” (guilty)
    … you pay your state gov extra money to put your tag on your license plate (not me, but know 2 others doing this)
    … you’ve attended every VMworld and are registered for 2010 (guilty)
    … and you can’t wait to talk to vendors in the solutions exhibit hall (guilty again)
    … you cursed VMware while troubleshooting ESX 1.5 at 3:00am on a Saturday morning, then deployed another ESX 1.5 host the following week because you love VMware and virtualization (guilty)
    … you post comments to blog articles like this instead of doing real work, er, wait… gotta go!

  31. You might be a vDiva if
    you are thinking to create a Resource Pool to help your wife at home.
    you call the process of fighting weight, “I want to become Ruelasi (like from ESX to ESXi)
    πŸ˜‰

  32. You might be a vDiva if
    you are thinking to create a Resource Pool to help your wife at home.
    you call the process of fighting weight, “I want to become Ruelasi (like from ESX to ESXi)
    πŸ˜‰

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