Hi and welcome to vSamurai!

My name is Amine El Badaoui and I currently live in Aylesbury, a small town in the south east of England.

I have been working in the IT industry for few years now and specialise in VMware virtualisation, data centre infrastructure and cloud technologies.

Over the years I have obtained many industry certifications from Microsoft, Netapp and VMware.

I currently work as a VMware Product Engineer @ https://www.rackspace.com/

This blog represents my random technical notes and thoughts. The thoughts expressed here do not reflect my current employer in any way.


  • VCA, VCP 5/6, VCP Cloud, VCAP DCV, VCAP-DCD, VCIX DCV, VCP-NV, VCIX-NV, vSAN Specialist, vROPS Specialist, vExpert.


  • Netapp Certified Data Administrator


  • Netbackup Administrator


  • MCSA Windows 2012, MCITP Server Administrator Windows 2008 / MCTP Server Virtualisation. MCITP Exchange 2010. MCSE / MCSA Windows 2000/2003 Messaging. MCITP Enterprise Support.

“Sword and mind must be united. Technique by itself is insufficient, and spirit alone is not enough”

Yamada Jirokichi