Geek WhisperersTwo thirds of the Geek Whisperers Podcast join is for a decidedly non-techie serving of vSoup.

For some reason John Troyer snubbed us, but hey, we can´t really complain since both Amy Lewis and Matthew Brender graced us with their presence.

Naturally we get into a social media, the good, the bad and the ugly.

Topic list:

  • Using social media correctly and incorrectly
  • Is Community Social 2.0
  • Getting weird IT guys to be extroverts
  • BBS Systems the first Twitter type Platform?
  • How Social Media created vSoup
  • Is Social Media being used for any other professions than IT?
  • Social media usage and challenges on the horizon

So there it is, a podcast with another podcast crew talking social media. Meta much?

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Mike Laverick
Guess who´s back? Yes, yet again we get to philosophize with Mike Laverick.

Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K, and perhaps we´re all suffering from a mild form of hysteria, but this is a fun one!

Listen to this dude Rufus, he knows what he’s talking about.

Our most excellent list of topics include:

  • Mike’s Epic Journey to the vCloud
  • Mike’s new Role at VMware
  • Can you turn a blog into a book?
  • Evolution of vCloud director thru versions
  • Other cloud automation tools
  • VMware and Puppet
  • Does 68+ posts on vCloud director make it too complicated? (or even 71 as it is at the time of writing)
  • Usage cases for vCloud Director and other products
  • 3rd party Virtualization stacks
  • vShield

And remember: be excellent to each other!

(ok, ok, I went overboard with the references in this one, but hey, I believe our adventure through time has taken a most serious turn.)

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Nick WeaverDo we need Puppet for People? Will we all turn into Geppetto in the end? Nick Weaver explains it all, in this 32 minute quickie.

Nick, who blogs at nickapedia.com is as quick with his mouth as he is with his blogging, so you´re in for a real quickfire episode!

I´m sure we have missed something, but conversation items include:

  • Nicks Career Transformation
  • Automation – will it replace YOU?
  • DevOPs and the next level of automation
  • Puppet and how to make sure your underpants are on first.
  • Automation with regards to the evolution of Tech
  • API’s and their importance

Now, let us all hope that Chris figures out how many hats to wear, or if he remembered to put on underwear before pants. We do not want Chris going commando, trust me.

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Greg FerroGreg Ferro who runs the Packet Pushers Podcast and etheralmind.com, joins us to try and explain what Software Defined Networking really is.

Does he succeed? We´ll leave that up to you, the vSoupheads, to decide.

Show linkware:

An unusually short list, perhaps some links got lost in a multicast storm somewhere? We honestly do not know, all we know is that this one is worth a listen. Perhaps even two.

Maish Saidel-Keesing

Maish Saidel-Keesing, you know, the don´t vote for me guy who came in at a very respectable #41 place in this years top VMware & virtualization blog vote, was voted our favorite guest for Episode #30!

We go on and on about CloudCredibility and gamification, but we also get to poke around a few other subjects as well:

 

 

So there it is, #30 episodes of vSoup. Does that make us grown-ups now? Have a listen, and you can decide for yourself. Me? I´m not so sure…

Gregg RobertsonFinally we get one of the worlds most popular saffas Gregg on!

While he has been lurking in the shadows before, this is his first time. First time on vSoup that is, considering that his wife is very pregnant

And on that bombshell, on to the content:

Oh, and spiders. There were spiders.

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Darren WoollardWhat´s better than to celebrate the holidays with your favorite grandpa?
That´s what we thought too, and this time we have Darren Woollard as our esteemed guest (we returned him safely home after the recording was done).

Since the mayans were wrong after all, we´re happy to present vSoup Episode #28, which also marks the 2nd full year of vSoup Podcasts!

Quick summary of topics:

  • XtraVirt and Darrens role there
  • Consulting firms providing products in addition to professional services?
  • Design Me a Highly Available Infrastructure at LonVMUG
  • Chris’ session at LonVMUG
  • Social Media in the Community\People Skills and kids these days
  • VMware spelling mistakes
  • Ed’s method for determining correct spelling of vCenter
  • Are products too easy to install?
  • Snapshots again!
  • VMFS Heap size issue Chris encountered
  • Christian application for VMUG leadership
  • General VMUG discussion
  • Is twitter popular in Norway

Listen now, and get of our lawn!

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Joep Piscaer
Sorry for the delay, but here we are again, this time with Joep Piscaer freshly crowned VCDX #101.

Since we´re a bit on the slow side releasing this one, we´ll just get right to it.

Quick summary of topics:

  • VCDX design and defense and Joeps experiences
  • Joeps new website vcdx101.com
  • Tablets, Phones and Horizon Mobile
  • End user computing
  • Storage chatter and a bit about Fusion IO
  • Fault Tolerant VMs running on a VMware VSA and issues experienced
  • 43:45 Joep opens a beer?

It´s nice to have a new vSoup to listen to, innit?

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Live from VMworld Europe 2012, it´s yet another special video edition episode of vSoup!

Listen to, and view, Chris Dearden´s vBrownbag Tech Talk “Engaging tech support for vSphere professionals“:

Sadly we can only offer the embedded lifestream feed for this talk, at least at the moment. If we can our hands on an actual working video file, we´ll get it added to the feed as a video podcast as well.

For now, here it is:

Watch live streaming video from vmwarecommunitytv at livestream.com
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Live from VMworld Europe 2012, it´s another special video edition episode of vSoup! Listen to, and view, Ed Czerwins vBrownbag Tech Talk:
Virtualizing workloads in the face of Disaster

For more background information, read Shanghai… we have a problem… on vNinja.net.

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