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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Like last year, two thirds of the vSoup chefs are present at VMworld Europe. And, unfortunately Christian is still the odd one out, missing VMworld yet again.

Anyway, on with the live recording which, by popular demand, features Ed Grigson who still blogs at vexperienced.co.uk.

Watch live streaming video from vmwarecommunitytv at livestream.com

And yes, we know Christian was the silent minority here. After all, he´s in Norway.

That´s pretty far away.

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John WalshOur guest this time is John Walsh who manages the OS/Virtualization/Storage/HPC Teams at Northwestern University and a fellow vExpert.

As far as topics go there is no way around New- vs Old-school storage, and as the title reflects, should “server huggers” be afraid of the Software Defined Datacenter?

Other topics covered in this episode:

  • John Walsh explains his IT dept.
  • VMworld Europe 2012
  • Lightning talks at VMworld, and Ed´s unfortunate session title.
  • Certifications (as usual)
  • vCloud Director and Lab Manager
  • Building up Labs for customers

Enjoy! Look for us live from VMworld Europe, and since Christian is not attending this year either, who know what he´ll be represented by this time around…

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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.

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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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