I had the good fortune this past summer to be presented the opportunity to write a book. I had been reviewing VMware-related books for some time already when a publishing company reached out with an offer. I eagerly accepted and began writing in June. In less than a month, I was done. Not because I had finished setting pen to paper, but because my topic, vCenter Server Heartbeat, was put out to pasture…then shot. VMware put the focus of my road to virtualization glory and stardom on its End-of-Life list and stopped selling vCSHB on July 2nd, 2014. Soon after, my publishing company killed the book, too.
I was disappointed I wasn’t able to finish. What I did complete, though, I’d like to share, with the hope that maybe someone out there is looking for an author and likes my work. Actually, you don’t even have to like my work to make an offer. I like the idea of writing a book, but articles work well, too, or even training materials. I would most like to write about NetApp – maybe an introduction or a design, installation, and configuration guide. They have plenty of products that could be written about and besides vendor documentation, there’s not a lot of info in book form. I especially like the idea of third-party training videos – I know there are several for EMC, but none for NetApp. I think it’s time to change that. My other interests include VMware and Cisco UCS.