Congratulations to #vDM003 Steven Viljoen

Congratulations to Abdullah Abdullah (2nd place)and Harshvardhan Gupta (3rd place) this year!

Challenge 4 Judgement Day


vdm-group-4 Virtual Design Master is an online reality show challenging virtualization professionals to come up with innovative infrastructure designs. The brainchild of Toronto VMUG leaders Angelo Luciani and Eric Wright, the premise of the competition was spurred over discussing the reality Ink Master at lunch one day. Angelo and Eric wanted the vCommunity involved from the beginning, so they turned to the community for their competitor pool and challenge ideas, which led to the Virtual Design Master team expanding. Melissa Palmer joined the team after writing the first challenge for Season 1, and setting up the storyline of the Virtual Design Master universe, and Jonathan Frappier joined the team after Season 1 after being a competitor. Virtual Design Master is set in the world post zombie apocalypse. Competitors are faced with challenges such as building infrastructures with five year old hardware (that’s all they could find after the first zombie outbreak), and designing systems to build spaceships and to support life “Beyond the Clouds”, which is the theme of season two. This is a non-profit, community powered competition, in which we endeavor to help folks improve their design skills with the help of the virtualization community!



Read about the challenges presented to the participants and have the opportunity to challenge them yourself.


Read the solutions provided for each challenge by the competitors.

VDM University

Learn about the technologies presented and you too can work towards design excellence.


November 26th, 2015 at 8:08pm
Exam Experience – VMware VCP6-DT #vDM30in30 via @saintdle #vDM30in30
November 26th, 2015 at 6:11pm
Master The Art Of vSphere Resource Management Essentials via @angeloluciani #vDM30in30
November 26th, 2015 at 4:11pm
What an old dog can teach us via @rnelson0 #vDM30in30
November 26th, 2015 at 2:49pm
My best RTs this week came from: @dlink7 @magander3 @rnelson0 @vCenterNerd @vtwindude #thankSAll Who were yours?
November 26th, 2015 at 12:12pm
What does pardoning a turkey have to do with Post Mortems... via @Mike_Colson #vDM30in30


Get to know the participants from this season and past seasons. Each one brings a wealth of knowledge and skills along with their designs. Many are active in the blogging community and continue to provide great content even after the competition is over.   Also learn about the judges and creators of Virtual Design Master. They are committed to creating a unique and engaging experience for the participants and audience to showcase the designs of some of the most talented people in the industry.   Sponsors are also the backbone of the competition, as they donate prizes and resources to the competitors for their efforts. See the sponsors that VDM has had.

2015 Launch

Virtual Design Master is an online reality show challenging virtualization professionals to come up with innovative infrastructure designs.

Very excited to announce Virtual Design Master at Interop 2015

Read about #vDM at Interop here