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.

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. @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?

  12. @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?

  13. All of these hit way to close to home. LOL.
    Thanks for all the comments, keep them coming.

  14. All of these hit way to close to home. LOL.
    Thanks for all the comments, keep them coming.

  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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