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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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.