I wanted a space to document my technical findings, as I work with customers and encounter shortfalls in documentation that could benefit further explanation.

Whats SLiMann ?

SLiMann is a combination of my initials SLM and my colleague Rob Willmann’s last name. When first joining VMware Rob mentored me and we quickly became close friends. Out of that friendship we teamed up to create our own lab, to further our knowledge in computing. Since then, I have carried forward our domain name with pride.


Born March 24 1983, I have always had computers in my life. Starting with a TRS-80 Model 4, then an Apple Macintosh II my parents used in their printing business. My first computer was a 133MHz AMD K5 based machine, my father had built for me. It ran Windows 3.1 and Wolfenstine 3D :)

Career Journey

tl;dr My linked in Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottmcvm/

Currently, I am supporting vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, vRealize Automation 7.x and 8.x, vRealize Orchestrator 7.x and 8.x, as a Senior Technical Support engineer in Global Support services at VMware. Additionally, I have the added role of Global Technical Lead for the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager product. Previously, I worked in Premier services and in the End User computing teams covering Horizon View, Unified Access Gateway, and App Volumes over my tenure at VMware.

Prior to coming to VMware, I worked at my alma mater Florida Atlantic University. At FAU, I began my journey into enterprise computing. Starting as a help desk tech for the College of Business I worked up to application coordinator where I architected the colleges first ESX solution on 3.x running on Dell hardware with iSCSI storage.

After working for the College of Business as a student, I graduated, and moved to the universities Office of Information Technology. While working in OIT in the Middleware team I managed the university’s Event Management System https://events.fau.edu running on Dean Evans and Associates https://www.dea.com platform covering Master Calendar, Virtual EMS, and EMS desktop client. In addition to the EMS platform, I implemented the universities file sharing solution built on Filelocker http://filelocker2.sourceforge.net. When an opening came in the systems team, I took the opportunity to expand my knowledge further. While on the systems team, I was responsible for our physical and virtual infrastructure across the universities many sites throughout out the state of Florida. This covered datacenter management at our main campus in Boca Raton, our disaster recovery site in Tallahassee at Northwest Regional Datacenter (NWRDC), and remote campuses in Ft.Lauderdale and Port St.Lucie


My education has also been computer focused, beginning at Forest Hill High School when I was accepted into the Engineering and Technology Academy magnet program. Since then, I attended FAU and earned my BS in Management of Information Systems with a focus in security from the College of Business. Additionally, I attended PC Professor for Cisco CCNA Certification and Microsoft MCSE Certification courses.