vSoup Weird is Back! #25

Barry CoombsMike Laverick
We´re back, and so is Mike Laverick and this time he brings along his book writing buddy Barry Coombs!

Of course, their new book Building End-User Computing Solutions with VMware View is the hot topic of the day.

We do get into other topics as well, check out the list:

  • VMWorld
  • Mikes new role at VMware
  • Labs and MiaaS
  • Whiteboxes
  • Community book project possibilities discussion
  • Recent Acquisitions
  • Keeping book content up to date
  • Further into maintaining Wiki Style content
  • Is the stack better than building a best of breed solution?
  • Closing with various end user computing/view topics

And a few other little things as well, please leave a comment if you figure out where the title for this one comes from and, No, neither Mike nor Barry are weird, at least not in the vSoup sense.

vSoup Virtology with Joe #24

Joe Onisick

We´ve been graced with the presence of Mr. Joe Onisick, Cloud and Datacenter Guru and all around nice guy (If you agree with him, that is).

So, topics? We had a few:

  • Dell Quest Acquisition
  • VMware DynamicOPs Acquisition
  • Multi-Hypervisor Data Centers
  • Amsterdam TechEd – How does it compare to VMWorld
  • Conference arranged parties – are they worth it?
  • VMWorld discounted certifications
  • VMWorld Flash Talks!!!
  • Virtualizing Exchange
  • One to One virtualization – big benefits?
  • SMB 3.0 and it quickly turns to a File vs. Block discussion

Also, wow, no delay this time! We´re on fire.

Oh wait, it´s holiday season, so who knows when we will be back next.

vSoup Better late than never #23

Hal Rottenberg

Finally a new episode, that is way overdue because of Ed´s Asian Adventures. This weeks guest is PowerShell and PowerCLI Guru Hal Rottenberg, and in no particular order we get into:

  • VMworld sessions
  • Forum usage
  • When was your Powershell ‘Moment of Clarity’?
  • Mac use and associated challenges
  • Splunk and vSphere usage
  • Splunk + development in Powershell
  • News (old by now)
  • View 5.1
  • Norwegian Farming issues and resolutions
  • VCDX Wannabe
  • Possible Job opportunity in CH

As you can see, it´s quite the list and we throughly enjoyed finally being able to have Hal on.

Enjoy the vSoup!

vSoup Special Edition #5 : VCDX Wannabe

Bas Raayman
In this special edition of vSoup we welcome Bas Raayman to have a little chat regarding the new VCDX Wannabe website.

Naturally we talk VCDX certification, including defenses, the VCAP certifications and Bas spills the beans on the VCAP-DCA beta exam.

vSoup Poore the vSoup #22

Michael Poore

Guess what? We have a guest this time too! Michael Poore, yet another englishman who´s recently visited the US of A, finally graces us with his presence!

Now, tell us, how large is your shower head? Seemingly a random question, but hey, this is vSoup after all.

Is it possible to work towards the VCDX in a distributed fashion? And yes, there will be a VCDXWannabe website, but that´s not quite ready for release yet. It will be soon though, I promise. Really. For now, have a look at VCDX Defence Practice Event – London

Other than that, the new WSX feature/service in the VMware Workstation 2012 Tech Preview gets some well deserved attention, weird P2V scenarios and we get all wet eyed talking about old Compaq servers.

That should cover it, as usual, enjoy!

vSoup Cats and Nazis #21

David Owen
Once again we bring you David Owen. For some reason he seems to be a returning guest, we only wish that the listener numbers would reflect it!

David was recently one of the Virtualization Field Day 2 – Silicon Valley delegates, and finally gets a chance to tell the world what it feels like to be a member of a very prestigious club. How often does that happen to a fisherman from Sunderland?

Of course, as some of the hosts like to stick their neck out, we get into VCP upgrade certification time limits, the VCDX certification and when Godwin’s law takes effect this over 1 hour edition is officially over.

We hope you can bear with us for that long, we barely managed it ourselves.

vSoup Big Things with Phil #20

Philip Buckley-Mellor, a video on demand infrastructure consultant is our guest. Since he, unlike the hosts, is used to tackling big things we get into scalabiliy, Splunk, vCOPS 5.

For some reason, augmented reality also makes an appearance, and traffic in Vietnam. And, can anyone guess which series of movies would be the best de-duplication candidate? We know.

Christian gets to plug Mike Laverick’s new SRM book that both he and Ed got a free copy of.

Have fun, we did while recording!

vSoup Has it Been a Year?! #19

Welcome to a guest-less episode of vSoup, where the hosts find themselves left all alone in the big world pondering what hit them in 2011 and what’s going to hit them in 2012.

We get into all sorts of topics like Christian’s new job, Volkswagen shutting off off hours email, Ed’s Hyper-V to vSphere experience, Chris job stuff (Shameless Veeam Plugs aka B&R v6 and NFR licenses for just about everyone), SOPA, and how Eric Sloof ambushed Christian and got him on video.

Also, can you have moral qualms about globalization in software companies (offshoring)? Whats the deal with The Norwegian butter crisis and 2012: Will the world go under, or what? Will we see new vSphere Features? Is the future one the Multi- hypervisor datacenter?

Listen now, and some of that might just get answered. Or if not answered, it will get mention. A bit. Sort of.

vSoup Marketeering with Duncan #18

Duncan Epping

Duncan Epping, VCDX #007 with a license to pimp VMware, is our guest.
A promising young lad that might just have a future in the virtualization space, if he plays his cards right.

We talk about Duncan’s next project, vShield App, Hairy Security Guys, and we get the answer to the ultimate question “What is Duncan doing in Technical Marketing?

Chris’ provides a great quote from his bed time lecture, and does he really eat food prepared by underwater virgins in Ecuador? Also, another important question: “Why no VAAI?”

Listen now, and we promise it’s the last time we talk about Christian’s potatoes. Honestly.

tvSoup #2 – Live from VMworld Europe 2011

tvSoup #2 Live from VMworld Europe 2011
Ok, we lied. The first tvSoup was not the last, and here we are again with another live video recoding from VMworld Europe 2012.

This time we kidnapped Jason Boche, just to keep him away from the Dutch vMaffia, and stuck a camera in his face.

Of course, Jason delivers, as usual. We even nearly got Gregg Roberson on camera too, but somehow he managed to stay out of view laughing at us from a few Steps distance.

So here it is, tvSoup #2 – Live from VMworld Europe 2011. Of course, the potato is still present.