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VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – 252 – What’s new in vC Ops, vCAC, Horizon: VMworld Europe Recap

Hosts
John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer
GS-Gurusimran Khalsa, VMware @gurusimran

Guests
Martin Klaus, VMware @mklausvm
Courtney Burry, VMware

News
VMware Hands-On Lab (HOL) Blog
Oracle Licenses VMware vSphere® Storage APIs for Oracle Storage
Real world SDN: VMware NSX on Packet Pushers
Breaking down the latest VMware desktop strategy buzz 

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

Link to Audio Recording
What’s new in vC Ops, vCAC, Horizon: VMworld Europe Recap

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vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide Release Candidate has been published

VMware Solution Exchange

vCenter Log Insight

vCenter Operations Management Suite

Announcing VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.8

VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 

vCenter Operations Management Tech Tips: Tip #14 – Configuring a Microsoft SCOM Adapter Instance

VMware Cloud Management Marketplace Launched with 100+ Solutions

vCloud Automation Center

vCAC 6.0 – Simplify Calculating the True Costs of Cloud Computing

IT Business Management Suite

VMware Acquires Desktone, Pioneer of Desktop-As-A-Service

Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA)

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vExpert Spotlight: Mike Nelson

Blog URL: http://www.techdecode.com

Twitter handle: @nelmedia

Current employer: nGenx Corp.

 

How did you get into IT?

In 1986, as an office helper, I was given the task of installing Novell Netware 286 on a new server that was connected via Arcnet to IBM XT machines with 256MB of RAM, 10MB hard drives, 5.25 floppy drives, and weighed 30 pounds. That was my trial-by-fire intro to the world of I.T. I never looked back.

 

How did you get into working with VMware and becoming a 2013 vExpert?

I started with VMware with GSX when it first came out publicly. My co-worker and I attended a VMware seminar and they gave out the disks for GSX when you left. It was really awesome at the time. Fast-forward to today, after several stints as a VMware and Citrix Admin and Consultant, I am now a Co-Leader of the Wisconsin VMUG and a virtualization evangelist to whoever will listen.

 

What would you tell someone who wanted to get a job like yours to do?

Open your mind and always think outside the box. Keep up with what is going on and take the lead when you have the gut feel that something is a good solution. Be passionate, be humble, be a mentor, and be hungry for knowledge.

VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – 251 – VSAN

Hosts

John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer
Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick

Guests

Cormac Hogan, VMware @VMwareStorage

News

VMworld 2013 Photos
VMworld TV on YouTube
VMworld Mobile App
Blog Posts from VMworld 2013 Blogger List Contributors
VMworld 2013 Social Media & Community
VMworld 2013 – Barcelona
Podcasting for Cancer – Indiegogo – Consider donating today
vBrownBag Automation Track – Check the schedule

Around the Community

vBrownbag Podcast
VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today!
AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast
Virtualization Security Roundtable
vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters
Stu McHugh’s Virtualisation Blog – vNews Podcast
Geek Whisperers Podcast
Establish your Cloud Cred!
Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center
Check out the Virtual Design Master Competition
Google+ Community VMware NSX

Link to Audio Recording

VSAN

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Enterprise IT in 2020

Sign up today Virtual SAN Public Beta

New Virtual SAN (VSAN) white paper available

A list of VSAN references – from VMware bloggers

YouTube Channel – VSAN

VMware Product Page – VMware Virtual SAN

Check out the Hands-on-labs – HOL-SDC–1308 – Virtual SAN and vSphere Flash Read Cache Storage Features

Designing your hardware for Virtual SAN

vSphere 5.5: vSphere Ruby Console

vSphere 5.5: Using RVC VSAN Observer Pt1

Using the VSAN Observer in vCenter 5.5

Be careful when defining a VM storage policy for VSAN

Cormac Hogan Blog Series on VSAN

VSAN Observer

Additional Links

VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – 250 – Open Topic

Hosts

John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer
Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick

Guests

You, the community!

News

VMworld 2013 Photos
VMworld TV on YouTube
VMworld Mobile App
Blog Posts from VMworld 2013 Blogger List Contributors
VMworld 2013 Social Media & Community
VMworld 2013 – Barcelona
Podcasting for Cancer – Indiegogo – Consider donating today
vBrownBag Automation Track – Check the schedule

Around the Community

vBrownbag Podcast
VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today!
AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast
Virtualization Security Roundtable
vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters
Stu McHugh’s Virtualisation Blog – vNews Podcast
Geek Whisperers Podcast
Establish your Cloud Cred!
Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center
Check out the Virtual Design Master Competition

Link to Audio Recording

Open Topic

Show

Podcasting for Cancer

VMware Barcelona NSX sessions

Considering joining today – Google+ Community VMware NSX

VMworld TV on YouTube

VMworld 2013 top ten sessions

Catch the last episode of Virtual Design Master consider sharing with folks you know

VMworld 2013 Europe Social Media & Community

VMworld 2013 Gatherings, Tweetups, Parties and Activities

Example Architectural Decision Competition by VMware Press & Josh Odgers

VMware’s New Gauntlet of Certifications

Multi-Hypervisor Management and VM Conversion – Time to stop kicking the tyres?

Book – The New KingMakers

Virtual SAN Public Beta

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