Ironic as it may seem, there can be a barrier to full participation with some online communities. Newcomers to the group may feel the need to lurk before participating for fear of offending some of the more tenured members. This is not the case with the VMware community. The IT professionals who participate within the VMware ecosystem are typically very passionate about sharing, helping and simply driving virtualization forward. These people are the key to the success behind VMware.
As a vSphere admin, you might wonder how you can get involved. Thankfully, there are a lot of options. The Internet has made the world smaller by allowing people with likeminded interests to find one another more easily. When it comes to troubleshooting a particularly vexing issue or commiserating over a particularly difficult certification course, there are a number of online avenues to make your VMware experience a positive one.
What follows are just a few examples of how you can get the most out of all the VMware community has to offer.