This book covers materials that were previously not documented and topics that needed experts’ opinion. I knew that behind every author there are many people involved who help to make the book possible. What I did not expect was the generosity shown by so many folks to ensure that I completed this book! Besides the four reviewers, I would like to specially thank the following individuals:

The VMware vRealize Operations product team:

  • David LaVigna, Director, Product Management
  • Sam McBride, Senior Staff Engineer
  • Tom Findling, Staff Engineer
  • Dave Overbeek, Group Manager, Technical Marketing and Enablement
  • Hicham Mourad, Staff Technical Marketing Manager
  • James Ang, Senior Manager, R&D

The VMware vSphere product team:

  • Ravi Soundararajan, Principal Engineer
  • Anne Holler, Principal Engineer
  • Guolin Yang, Staff Engineer
  • Emre Celebi, Staff Engineer
  • Seongbeom Kim, Staff Engineer
  • Fei Guo, Staff Engineer
  • Haoqiang Zheng, Staff Engineer

VMware Asia Pacific management:

  • Sanjay Mirchandani, SVP and GM
  • Mike Sumner, Senior Director, Systems Engineering

VMware ASEAN management:

  • Ron Goh, VP and GM
  • Santoso Suwignyo, Senior Director, Technical Services
  • Colin Png, Senior Director, Marketing
  • Leslie Ong, Director, Singapore

The VMware Global Support Services team:

  • Ramprasad, Senior Staff Technical Support Engineer

The VMware CTO Ambassador group:

  • Ben Fathi, CTO
  • Paul Strong, CTO, Global Field
  • Kevin Lees, Principal Architect, Global Center of Excellence
  • Shannon Schofield, Program Manager, Office of the CTO


  • Tessa Davis, Systems Engineer, ASEAN, VMware
  • Prasenjit Sarkar, Solutions Architect, Global CoE, VMware
  • David Nelson, Director, Academy Program
  • John Arrasjid, Senior Consulting Technologist, Office of the CTO, EMC

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