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 Failure Rate #6

vSoup Episode #6 is now available!

David Owen
David Owen, who is not from Newcastle, is our esteemed guest. We get into certifications again, mainly the DCUCI and VCDX certifications. Is the VCDX actually worth it? Is the VCDX like the iPad 2? Wantware?

Will three yearly VCDX defenses be enough, or has VMware dropped the ball? How about those VCDX fauilure rates?

Of course, since David is our guest, the we also get into UCS and the little known UCS Express gets mentioned as well. Of course, there is room for some rather off topic talk too, like “Does being electrocuted by a server rack cause hair loss?” and can the Tesla electric cars run more than 20 minutes? Network discovery tools, are there any good ones out there?

There was also a call for virtualization community fundraiser for Japan!

Anyone in the community want to organize that and get it started?

Episode #6 Linkware:

Competition Time

Since we got no participants in the contest for Episode #5, we’ll save the cheesehat and t-shirt that Bob provided us with for later. We do however have a new contest this time as well, where David Owen generously offers to give away some vMackem.co.uk coffee mugs. Or you might just get a cheesehat, who knows?

Competition question: VMware vCenter Operations is the product formerly known as?

As before, we’ll number all the correct answers and draw one at random when the next episode is served.

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