Mr. Wade Reynolds, Software Architect, Engineer and Guitar-Dude
Wade A. Reynolds
  • 8+ years of deep experience with VMware ESX Server.
  • Architecture and implementation of advanced server virtualization solutions with VMware VI3, ESX Server 2.5/3.0/3.5, ESXi 3.5, VirtualCenter 2.0/2.5, VMware Server 1.x/2.x and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2.
  • Significant development experience with VMware VI API/SDK, VIX API, VDDK API, Microsoft Virtual Server COM API, Microsoft WMI and some Microsoft Hyper-V WMI API.
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x64 with Hyper-V.
  • Deep experience optimizing Windows and Linux guest operating systems.
  • Deep experience optimizing Microsoft and VMware virtual machine configurations.
  • Deep experience optimizing Microsoft and VMware host server configurations.
  • Deep experience automating discovery and collection of data from physical and virtual systems.
  • Experience designing and building Windows-based and Linux-based virtual appliances.
  • Experience hardening Linux-based virtual appliances.
  • Co-Authored the book, Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center, Auerbach Publishing, May 2006, ISBN: 0849339316.
  • Successfully presented two instances of one of the most popular technical breakout sessions at VMware’s VMWorld 2006 convention for an audience of 400 for each session on the topic, Top 12 Ways to Tune Guest Server Performance Under VMware ESX Server.
  • Invited to and participated in InfoWorld magazine’s Virtualization Executive Forum (VirtExec 2006) in New York as a panelist for Tom Yager’s session, Virtualization and Applications: Meeting Enterprise Requirements.