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Veeam v10 Backup and Replication for VMware Environments

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Today Veeam is announcing Veeam Availability Suite v10. This highly anticipated release will be covered in detail at their launch event, but since we know that backup and replication is an extremely important topic to VMware customers we wanted to bring in the experts onto the podcast. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast, we Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 144: Home Labs Powered by vSAN

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This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast it's all about Home Labs. Our good friend William Lam has been aggregating an amazing collection of Home Labs in the IT Community. On this episode we welcome William, Max Abelardo and Johan van Amersfoort do discuss this new Home Labs aggregated list and things to consider when Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 143: A VMC Cloud Migration Story

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VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware’s enterprise-class SDDC software to the AWS Cloud with optimized access to native AWS services. Even with all the benefits of the cloud, transitioning existing infrastructure can seem a bit scary for some. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome cloud migration experts Adam Fisher and Paul Cradduck Read more...
vSAN Performance Metrics

Monitoring vSAN Performance

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Determining the root cause of performance issues in any environment can be a challenge, but with environments running dozens, if not hundreds of virtual workloads, pinpointing the exact causes, and understanding the options for mitigation can be difficult for even the experienced administrator. Since a vSAN cluster is made up of locally-attached disks, there are Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 140: Back to Basics vSphere Networking

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Continuing the "Back to Basics" series, this week we welcome back GSS Escalation Engineer Broc Yanda to discuss vSphere networking. Broc explains how to get the best performance out of vSphere hosts networking, failover, and other common networking misconceptions. Follow Broc on twitter. Check out John and Broc's VMworld session Top 10 things to know Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast ep 139: The Best of 2019

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This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we look back on the best of 2019 and present the first annual SpeakEasy Awards. A few of the SpeakEasy winners are listed below: Best sound byte of 2019 It was no surprise that "LUNs Suck" was a crowd favorite. We brought Ken Werneburg on to discuss his Read more...

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

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Oracle and VMware have announced their collaboration to help joint customers run deployments on Oracle’s cloud without rearchitecting applications or operations. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we discuss the announcement with VMware's Don Sullivan and Oracle's G Ruiz and Faisal Hasan. We also spoke to Sudhir Balasubramanian about Oracle RAC on vSAN, changes Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 136: Spatial Computing

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One of the more interesting displayed at VMworld 2019 is a VMware project called VXR. Project VXR is focused on several technologies relating to displaying and manipulating digital information in spatially contextual ways. VMware is calling this Spacial Computing. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Project lead Matt Coppinger and Alan Renouf to Read more...

A Closer Look at vSAN Snapshots

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A frequent conversation I have with customers is how vSAN snapshots differ from standard VMFS Snapshots. In this post, I want to identify the architectural differences and how they significantly enhance vSAN performance when compared to previous virtual machine snapshot implementations. vmfsSparse Snapshots vmfsSparse, commonly referred to as the redo log format, is the original Read more...