I woke up at 6am this past Sunday for no apparent reason. Perhaps my body is preparing me for parenthood? In any case, I could not go back to sleep and started to think about some of the blogs I have written this past year on virtuallyGhetto (finishing its 5th year). With the year almost ending, I thought it would be cool to check out some of the statistics on virtuallyGhetto for this past year and share some of the fun facts with my readers. The data below is gathered by a WordPress plugin called Jetpack which is a must have for any bloggers using WordPress and the WP Statistics Plugin.

I would also like to take this moment and say thank you to all my sponsors for supporting virtuallyGhetto and most importantly I would like to say thank you to my readers. Thank you for your engagement whether that is a comment on my blog, a discussion on Twitter, an email describing a problem or just saying hi at a conference. Thank you to everyone who has shared interesting stories, challenges and unique use cases on how you use VMware products and continuing to help us improve our products. 2014 has been an amazing year and I look forward to all the exciting things coming in 2015 as well as continuing to share and contribute back to the community through my blog. If there are any topics that you would like to see me explore further or continue to explore next year, feel free to leave a comment or send me an email. I wish you a Happy Holidays tand have a fun and safe Happy New Years, see you all in 2015!

Total of 133 articles was published in 2014:
  • October being busiest month with 157,434 page views
  • May being quietest month with 109,623 page views
Here are the Top 10 most popular articles in 2014 (includes articles from previous years):
  1. Want to test drive Apple OSX 10.10 Yosemite? Try it on VMware Fusion & vSphere
  2. How to Copy VMs Directly Between ESXi Hosts Without Shared Storage 
  3. How to Enable Nested ESXi & Other Hypervisors in vSphere 5.1 
  4. Running ESXi 5.5/5.5u1 on Apple Mac Mini + Thunderbolt Ethernet Adapter Caveat 
  5. How to extract host information from within a VM? 
  6. How to Enable Support for Nested 64bit & Hyper-V VMs in vSphere 5
  7. How to quickly setup and test VMware VSAN (Virtual SAN) using Nested ESXi 
  8. How to Deploy an OVF Located On ESXi Datastore Using ovftool 
  9. How to Access USB Storage in ESXi Shell
  10. Automating ESXi 5.1 Kickstart Tips & Tricks
Here are the Top 10 2014 articles:
  1. Want to test drive Apple OSX 10.10 Yosemite? Try it on VMware Fusion & vSphere 
  2. Edit Virtual Hardware 10 VMs using vSphere 5.5 Update 2 C# Client
  3. Community stories of VMware & Apple OS X in Production: Part 1
  4. Quick Tip – Enabling HTML5 VM Console in the vSphere Web Client for IE 
  5. Considerations when migrating VMs between vCenter Servers 
  6. How to build custom ESXi ISO for Apple Mac Mini? 
  7. How to restart the ESXi management network via command-line?
  8. Standalone VMRC (VM Remote Console) re-introduced in vSphere 5.5 Update 2b
  9. Apple Mac Pro 6,1 (black) officially supported on ESXi 5.5 Update 2 Patch03
  10. ESXi 5.5 Kickstart script for setting up VSAN
The Top 5 Referrers excluding search engines:
  1. twitter.com
  2. yellow-bricks.com
  3. serverfault.com
  4. reddit.com
  5. virten.net
Top 5 Search Terms:
  1. virtual ghetto
  2. ghettovcb
  3. yosemite mac
  4. mac mini esxi
  5. esxcli software profile update example
The Top 10 Countries visiting site:
  1. United States
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Germany
  4. France
  5. Canada
  6. India
  7. Australia
  8. Italy
  9. Netherlands
  10. Sweden
The Top 5 Browsers:
  1. Chrome (30%)
  2. Firefox (23%)
  3. Internet Explorer (12%)
  4. Safari (9%)
  5. Unknown (7%)
The Top 5 Browser Platforms:
  1. Windows (54%)
  2. Other (20%)
  3. Mac (14%)
  4. Linux (4%)
  5. Android (3%)

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