Brad is a Wintel and VMware Systems Engineer working for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) out of Wollongong, Australia. Brad has been working in the IT industry since 1994 where he started out as Desktop support engineer for BHP Information Technology and quickly moved into the area of Microsoft Server support, with a particular focus on the Windows Server operating system and Internet Information Server (IIS). Upon the acquisition of BHP IT by CSC in 2000, Brad continued his role as a Senior Server support engineer obtaining early Windows 2000 MCSE status and working on a variety of large scale Active Directory projects for several customers.
While primarily being considered a Windows Server and Active Directory expert during this period, Brad extended into other areas of the Microsoft Server suite including ISA Server, Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Web and Microsoft Operations Manager. In 2006, Brad extended his knowledge into the Virtualisation arena, becoming a key resource in the design and deployment of enterprise VMware virtualisation technologies for several customers. This focus on Windows Server technologies and VMware virtualisation has continued up until the current day.
Recent projects have included design’s and implementations for VMware ESX/vCenter 4.x, VMware Site Recovery Manager 4.x, Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, Microsoft Threat Management gateway (TMG) 2010 and Microsoft Group Policy for large scale customers.
On the social side of things, I have a keen interest in Motorsport (F1 in particular – Go Mark Webber!!), Karting, computer gaming (rFactor, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Rock Band 3 on PS3), several sports such as Soccer and Wakeboarding, Drumming, and being the best Dad I can be for my 2 children.
I have had a private blog for some time where I have recorded some of the things I have found along the way, and to basically use as a reference for future configurations, but have decided to make most of it public here to share for the greater good :-). Hopefully you find some of the stuff useful. I will probably expand this and make it more detailed over time.