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VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – Show Notes 229 – Network Virtualization, Spousetivities

Hosts
John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer

Guests
Scott Lowe, VMware @scott_lowe
Crystal Lowe, Spousetivities @crystal_lowe

News
Silicon Valley VMUG User Conference – Wednesday, May 1, 2013
EMC World – May 6-9, 2013 at The Venetian
Pivotal has launched
New Community Competition – Are you the next Virtual Design Master?
Flipboard users – Three cool magazines – consider subscribing

Around the Community
vBrownbag Podcast
VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today!
AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast
Virtualization Security Roundtable
vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters
Geek Whisperers Podcast
Establish your Cloud Cred!
Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center

Link to Audio Recording
Network Virtualization, Spousetivities

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Spousetivities – The fun side of technology conferences

Register today for VMworld 2013

VMworld Call for Papers Voting Is Now Open

VMworld Convince Your Boss Letter

VMware NSX Network Virtualization

VMware vCloud Networking and Security

[PDF] VMware vCloud Networking and Security

[PDF] VMware vCloud Networking and Security Overview

Martìn Casado – (Stanford, twitterGrace Murray Hopper Award)

Bruce Davie – Office of the CTO Blog

Brad Hedlund – (blog, twitter)

vSoup Podcast – Bandwidth Envy with Greg Ferro #31. [From John: I do want to apologize to Greg and thank him for letting me use him as a straw man in this podcast. You should really listen to the entire vSoup podcast to get his take, rather than what I took away from it and used to start discussion on this podcast. Greg is the networking expert, after all.]

 

Last year, the number of virtual ports exceeded the number of physical posts

 

Key technologies to consider – OpenFlow, Open vSwitch, Overlay protocols – STT VXLAN, NVGRE, L2 vs L3, Routing vs Swtiching – Scott Lowe

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VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – Show Notes 228 – Windows XP 1-year support countdown

Hosts
John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer
Mike Laverick, VMware @mike_laverick

Guests
John Obeto, Logikworx @johnobeto
Betty Junod, VMware

News
New Community Competition – Are you the next Virtual Design Master?
Canonical and VMware Collaborate to Enable OpenStack Clouds with VMware Technologies
Socialcast by VMware Advances Enterprise Social Networking With New Capabilities
Flipboard users – Three cool magazines – consider subscribing

Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of VMworld US!  

Around the Community
vBrownbag Podcast
VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today!
AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast
Virtualization Security Roundtable
vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters
Geek Whisperers Podcast
Establish your Cloud Cred! 
Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center

Link to Audio Recording
Windows XP 1-year support countdown

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Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 – Support Ends April 8, 2014 

VMware Horizon Mirage

[PDF] Windows 7 Migration Using VMware Horizon Mirage

[PDF] ADAC e.V., Europe’s Largest Automobile Insurance Association, Completes Desktop Migration in 15 Days

Windows lifecycle fact sheet 

[PDF] VMware Horizon Mirage 4.0 Reviewer’s Guide

Forrester: Windows 7 powering 21 percent of corporate desktops; XP still at 60 percent – Jun 17, 2011 

VMware Horizon Mirage  is a layered image management solution that separates the PC into logical layers which are owned and managed by either IT or the end user. Update IT-managed layers while maintaining end-user files and personalization. Snapshots and backups of layered desktop images enable quick recovery or rollback in case of failure.

VMware Mirage Architecture and Use Cases

Follow VMware Horizon Mirage on twitter  @vmwaremirage

VMware ThinApp deep dive: Deployed vs. streaming execution modes

VMware Horizon Suite combines physical, virtual and mobile management

FREE eLearning VMware Horizon Mirage Fundamentals Now Available

VMware Horizon Mirage links

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vExpert 2013 deadline extended to April 22, 2013

We’re extending the vExpert 2013 application deadline to from tonight to April 22, 2013 at midnight PDT. More information on the vExpert Program is available at the original announcement: vExpert 2013 applications are now open.

Here is the vExpert 2013 application form.

We’d like to encourage first-time applicants to go ahead and put in an application. It just takes a few minutes to apply.

If you’re passionate about virtualization, cloud, and building the new software-defined data center, you’ve probably shown it in some way just by doing your job with passion. For some of us, that’s building out a blog to record our observations on a current project. For others, it’s speaking at a VMUG, leading a certification study group, or working with VMware as a reference customer. We want people in the vExpert Program who have given back to your colleagues and the community — however you do it. You don’t have to be a book author, you don’t have to be a famous speaker, and you don’t even have to be the smartest person you know. The vExpert Program is a great experience for the participants. Our job is to help you succeed in your career and to help you continue to contribute to the community.

If you know someone who you think should apply — someone who has contributed their expertise to others, who would enjoy hanging out with the most passionate pros in IT, and who we’d like to hang out with too! — then please use this vExpert Recommendation Form to reach out to them and encourage them to apply this year.

This deadline extension is not related to today’s terrible tragedy in Boston, but our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected.

VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – Show Notes 227 – Flings, View Pool Manager, VDI Calculator

Hosts
John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer
Mike Laverick, VMware @mike_laverick

Guests
Dana Nourie, VMware @DanaNourie
Andre Leibovici, VMware @andreleibovici 

News
VMworld 2013 Call for Papers is openTuesday, March 12, 2013 – Friday, April 12, 2013
vExpert 2013 applications are openDeadline for applications is April 15, 2013, no its now April 22, 2013
US VMUG User Conference - Find one near you
Podcast – #185 – Becoming a VMworld Speaker [Tips]
vMUGGING ThoughtsMike Laverick blog post
New Community Competition – Are you the next Virtual Design Master?
Xceedium Extends Xsuite for VMware
VMware director: ‘IT goals haven’t really changed over the last decade’
Flipboard users – Three cool magazines – consider subscribing

Around the Community
vBrownbag Podcast
VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today!
AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast
Virtualization Security Roundtable 
vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters
Geek Whisperers Podcast
Establish your Cloud Cred!
Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center

Link to Audio Recording
Flings, View Pool Manager, VDI Calculator

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VMware Flings – Our home for collaboration & innovation

What is a Fling - Apps and tools built by our engineers that are intended to be played with and explored.

 

Follow VMware’s Academic Program (VMAP) on twitter

Some popular flings

Mike Laverick’s favorite fling - ThinApp Factory

View Pool Manager – is a Fling that allows VMware View administrators to easily manage users across desktop pools and security groups.

View Calculator

VMware ROI TCO Calculator

The VDI Market continues to hike up, transforming itself… [Blog]

How to: Automate Horizon Mirage tasks via API and PowerShell [Blog]

vCenter 5.1 Pre-Install Check Script

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VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – Show Notes 226 – vSphere Security Hardening Guide

Hosts
John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer

Guests
Mike Foley, VMware @mikefoley

News
VMworld 2013 Call for Papers is now open
VMUG Italy User Conference – The Debriefing
vExpert 2013 applications are now open
The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
New Community Competition – Are you the next Virtual Design Master?

Community Events
vBrownbag Podcast
VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today!
AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast
Virtualization Security Roundtable 
vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters
Geek Whisperers (John Troyer NEW Podcast)
Establish your Cloud Cred!
Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center

Link to Audio Recording
vSphere Security Hardening Guide

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Podcast – #185 – Becoming a VMworld Speaker [Tips]

The VMware Innovation Awards

vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide Release Candidate now available

Security and Compliance Community Forum

vSphere Security Hardening Report Script Updated for vSphere 5.1

vCenter 5.1 Pre-Install Check Script [VMware Fling]

Security Advisories, Certifications & Guides

I would encourage you to post your reply in the Security and Compliance Communities forum but if you have more sensitive concerns, send it to me at mfoley@vmware.com. The intent is to publish the final GA copy in two weeks with any changes/updates incorporated so get your inputs in as soon as possible!

[PDF] Public Draft (Revision B – Release Candidate) of the vSphere 5.1 Security Hardening Guide available

VMware vCloud Networking and Security

Compliance moves at the speed of legislation, security MUST move at the speed of network. -Texiwill


[Blog Series by @vCenterGuy]  - vCenter Single Sign-On Part 1: what is vCenter Single Sign-On?

vCloud Suite 5.1– SSO Resources (via @alanrenouf) 

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