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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 115: Virtual Volumes (VVols)

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VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) is an integration and management framework for external storage that provides finer control at the VM-level, streamlines storage operation and offers flexibility of choice. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome several of the VVol partners to share insight into their implementations and what customers are saying about this Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 114: Performance Testing

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Performance testing (benchmarking) has been a fairly standard practice for years when evaluating external storage, but HCI presents new testing challenges. In a hyper-converged architecture, each server is intended to support many application VMs, as well as contribute to the pool of storage available to applications. Unfortunately, traditional tools for testing storage don’t consider all the Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast: VMware Skyline

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VMware Skyline is an automated, proactive support technology that helps customers avoid problems before they occur and reduce time to resolution of active support requests. For customers, VMware Skyline can increase team productivity and overall reliability of VMware environments. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Josh Lory to walk us through the Read more...

Understanding vSAN Architecture: Disk Groups

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Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip once said: “Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.” As a fan of both Dilbert and informed decisions, the goal of the post is to aid in the design decisions of any vSAN Architecture. As we all know, Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast: Back to Basics – Core Services

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A few weeks back we invited Jeff Hunter to join us in a “Back to Basics” episode where we covered vCenter settings and how they pertain to vSAN. The feedback from this episode was clear: more like this. Message received. This week we welcome VMware security gurus Mike Foley and Bob Plankers to continue the Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 111: Cloud Conversations

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https://media.zencast.fm/virtually-speaking-podcast/111.mp3 Organizations consume cloud in many different ways, whether Platform, Software, Infrastructure or even DR as a Service. This week we welcome back Frank Denneman to discuss cloud mobility, multi-cloud operations, bursting and other cloud solutions available. Frank is currently working for the Office of the CTO in the Cloud Platform Business Unit at VMware which Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 110: Cloud Foundation on VxRAIL

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Channel partners are hailing the availability of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) on Dell EMC’s leading hyper-converged infrastructure VxRail solution as a “game-changer” that will enable faster adoption of hybrid cloud. For the first time, VMware Cloud Foundation is becoming available on Dell EMC’s market hyper-converged VxRail solution beginning in April. The new offering gives customers the industry’s first jointly engineered, Read more...
Top 10 VMware Admin Tools

Top 10 VMware Admin Tools

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On Episode 108 of the Virtually Speaking Podcast, John and I welcomed Duncan Epping and William Lam to discuss the various VMware tools used to manage environments. In preparation for this discussion I took to social media to get a general consensus of the most popular tools VMware admins are using these days. As expected, Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 109: Fire, Flood, Blood

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Every datacenter admin has a story. A time in their career when some form of disaster occurred. This week we grab real stories from real admins of their “fire, flood or blood” story, and the lessons learned. Enjoy! Timeline 6:08 Anthony Spiteri 11:14 Dean Lewis 16:15 Ian Sanderson 19:08 Karl Widmer 22:30 Emad Younis 25:35 Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 108: Top 10 VMware Tools

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We’ve all heard the quote “If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.” Fortunately for VMware admins, the lack of tools is not an issue.  As a matter of fact, there are so many tools to simplify day to day operations, that it’s hard to keep track.  This sounded like Read more...