About Greg Porter

Hi.  I’m Greg Porter.  I’m a computer geek that lives on the beautiful Central Coast of California.  Thanks for stopping by.

I’ve been a system and database administrator for a while now.  Chances are I’ve “been there, done that”.  Probably have the T-shirt and video, too.

Currently, I work as a Principal DevOps Engineer at SAIC in Santa Maria, CA.  We use Google Cloud to build systems for USSPACECOM.

I have taught Linux system administration classes every now and then at Cal Poly, SLO and Cuesta College.

I free-lance in my spare time, helping businesses use virtualization or whatever they need help with.

Email me at greg@greg.porter.name.

For a resume, or for specific work history, check LinkedIn.

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  1. Hello! I just stumbled across your OpenFiler HOWTO when looking for guidance setting it up — Great stuff, thank you very much! https://greg.porter.name/wiki/HowTo:Openfiler

    I’m very new to NAS technology so just started checking it out along with FreeNAS. I was stumbling around, and having difficulty getting my XP iSCSI connected to it, then read your HOWTO, tried again, and bingo.
    My goal is to check out whether or not it’s worth investing more time into with the ultimate goal of integrating it with better hardware into my VMWare infrastructure. So now that I have a working connection on old hardware, let the fun begin!
    Thanks again, cheers. Andrew

  2. Hi Greg,

    Your passion is superb, i have gone through your certifications page, great .

    By the way, am chandra, am into linux admin, netapp…

    keep in touch


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