Michael Whaley

Network Engineering Advisor

Michael Whaley is a network engineer based in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. After getting his start in Information Technology at a small computer store in 1995, he quickly determined he wanted to work with network infrastructure. After doing several college internships working on both Enterprise UNIX and Windows Server teams, he has spent that last 13 years working with a team that supports the network infrastructure for a leading privately held investment management firm. Initially he supported the full range of data network infrastructure but as of the last few years he has added a heavy emphasis on voice, contact center, collaboration and virtualization. When not working, you can find Michael spending time with his family, snow skiing, learning guitar, running and piloting aircraft as a Private, Instrument Rated, pilot. Check out Michael on Twitter at @pilotmike and visit his blog at pilotmikekc.com.


May 19, 2015


Importance of naming standards in Cisco Unified Communications Manager

5 min read

In network engineering I have learned that the biggest lie I tell myself is that “I do not need to write this down.” That being said, when you are in the heat of troubleshooting a production issue I really try to design my systems so that I can tell what the heck something does by […]