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.

tvSoup #1 – Live from VMworld Europe 2011

For the first, and quite possible the last time, vSoup goes video! Recorded live at VMworld Europe 2011, with special guest Ed Grigson who blogs at vexperienced.co.uk.

Ed and Chris are both present in the studio, but Christian, who can’t be at VMworld this year, is back home in Norway. Thankfully his presence is emulated by a potato.

Enjoy:

Watch live streaming video from vmwarecommunitytv at livestream.com

vSoup A/S/L #17

Arjan Timmerman

Arjan Timmerman is our esteemed guest in episode 17. Arjan is one of the rather huge dutch virtualization army, and a really nice guy as well.

We get into all sorts of topics, like P2Ving Domain Controllers, Christian’s new job, Ed’s possible Asian rim job, and can you, as a consultant, really say to to a client/customer?

Also, for some reason we get into replacing Christian (at VMworld Europe) with a potato, and the possibility of having Chris wandering around Copenhagen wearing a green bikini. Two things the world isn’t ready for, at least not the bikini part.

VMware Workstation 8 gets some more well deserved attention too, including running Hyper-V in it. The value of conferences gets mentioned and so does the conference parties!

Linkware:

Competition Time

Again, we get going with a new competition for our listeners, and yet again, we’re giving you the change to win a virtualization book. This time the prize is the VMware vSphere 5 Clustering Technical Deepdive, written by Duncan Epping (yellow-bricks.com) and Frank Denneman (frankdenneman.nl). You can get your hands on a signed copy of the book, if you can answer the two questions Arjan asks in the podcast.

Note: The first question has changed to this:
“In a vSphere 5 Cluster, if the Master Node fails an election process is
started. Explain this new election process.”

Send in your answers by using our contact form

vSoup Ball Slinging #16

Luigi DanakosChris CicotteTim Oudin

Once again the vSoup crew get involved with extreme sports, and get three guests all at once. Lugi Danakos, Chris Cicotte and Tim Oudin from the vCommunity Trust joins us to explain just what they are up to, and why!

We even get into some rather “hairy” suggestions for future fundraising activities for the vCommunity Trust and we eagerly await the various vendors response!

Note: We have to make a correction after the fact, the #vTrust structure allows sponsoring of any candidate globally and not just US.

Linkware: