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 Virtology with Joe #24

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.

vSoup Better late than never #23

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!

vSoup Big Things with Phil #20

Philip Buckley-Mellor, a video on demand infrastructure consultant is our guest. Since he, unlike the hosts, is used to tackling big things we get into scalabiliy, Splunk, vCOPS 5.

For some reason, augmented reality also makes an appearance, and traffic in Vietnam. And, can anyone guess which series of movies would be the best de-duplication candidate? We know.

Christian gets to plug Mike Laverick’s new SRM book that both he and Ed got a free copy of.

Have fun, we did while recording!

vSoup Has it Been a Year?! #19

Welcome to a guest-less episode of vSoup, where the hosts find themselves left all alone in the big world pondering what hit them in 2011 and what’s going to hit them in 2012.

We get into all sorts of topics like Christian’s new job, Volkswagen shutting off off hours email, Ed’s Hyper-V to vSphere experience, Chris job stuff (Shameless Veeam Plugs aka B&R v6 and NFR licenses for just about everyone), SOPA, and how Eric Sloof ambushed Christian and got him on video.

Also, can you have moral qualms about globalization in software companies (offshoring)? Whats the deal with The Norwegian butter crisis and 2012: Will the world go under, or what? Will we see new vSphere Features? Is the future one the Multi- hypervisor datacenter?

Listen now, and some of that might just get answered. Or if not answered, it will get mention. A bit. Sort of.

vSoup Marketeering with Duncan #18

Duncan Epping

Duncan Epping, VCDX #007 with a license to pimp VMware, is our guest.
A promising young lad that might just have a future in the virtualization space, if he plays his cards right.

We talk about Duncan’s next project, vShield App, Hairy Security Guys, and we get the answer to the ultimate question “What is Duncan doing in Technical Marketing?

Chris’ provides a great quote from his bed time lecture, and does he really eat food prepared by underwater virgins in Ecuador? Also, another important question: “Why no VAAI?”

Listen now, and we promise it’s the last time we talk about Christian’s potatoes. Honestly.

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

vSoup A/S/L #17

Arjan Timmerman

Arjan Timmerman is our esteemed guest in episode 17. Arjan is one of the rather huge dutch virtualization army, and a really nice guy as well.

We get into all sorts of topics, like P2Ving Domain Controllers, Christian’s new job, Ed’s possible Asian rim job, and can you, as a consultant, really say to to a client/customer?

Also, for some reason we get into replacing Christian (at VMworld Europe) with a potato, and the possibility of having Chris wandering around Copenhagen wearing a green bikini. Two things the world isn’t ready for, at least not the bikini part.

VMware Workstation 8 gets some more well deserved attention too, including running Hyper-V in it. The value of conferences gets mentioned and so does the conference parties!

Linkware:

Competition Time

Again, we get going with a new competition for our listeners, and yet again, we’re giving you the change to win a virtualization book. This time the prize is the VMware vSphere 5 Clustering Technical Deepdive, written by Duncan Epping (yellow-bricks.com) and Frank Denneman (frankdenneman.nl). You can get your hands on a signed copy of the book, if you can answer the two questions Arjan asks in the podcast.

Note: The first question has changed to this:
“In a vSphere 5 Cluster, if the Master Node fails an election process is
started. Explain this new election process.”

Send in your answers by using our contact form