vSoup Bandwidth Envy with Greg Ferro #31

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.

vSoup Credibility Maish-up #30

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…

vSoup Pulling a Pope with Gregg #29

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.

vSoup Grandpa Woollard #28

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!

tvSoup #3 – Live from VMworld Europe 2012

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.

vSoup Server Huggers Beware! #26

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…

vSoup Weird is Back! #25

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.

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.

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