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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 55: Automate all the things

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“Rule 1 of building the cloud: ruthlessly automate everything.” -@PGelsinger If you’ve ever considered automating anything in your VMware environment chances are you’ve either read a blog post or even used some sample code from one or both of our guests this week. With VMworld just over a week away we thought it would be Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 54: vSAN Stretched Cluster

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One of the most distinguishing features of VMware vSAN is the availability of stretched cluster deployment. Stretched clusters allow vSAN customers to configure two geographically located sites, while synchronously replicating data between the two sites. This provides high availability and protection against a single site failure. Not a new concept with traditional storage…. or is Read more...

VVol Replication Test-Failover with Power CLI 6.5.1

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I recently had the opportunity to work with one of our valued VVol Partners, HPE, on automating VVol replication workflows.  HPE is a VVol design partner and one of the few partners to deliver Day 1 support for VASA 3, including array-based replication. Today I’m very pleased to offer a guest article from Eric Siebert, Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 53: IT Influence

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IT organizations are faced with a tantalizing array of options when it comes to hardware and software solutions. But long before anything can ever be deployed, it has to be purchased, which means at some point it had to be approved.  This week Jeff Hunter and Pete Koehler join us to share some of their Read more...

vSAN 6.6.1 with VUM Integration

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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Clare Booth Luce. This is a timeless idea that could not be more true when it comes to software design.  It’s one of the reasons why so many IT organizations are looking to replace complex infrastructures requiring the expertise of storage, networking and compute professionals with HCI solutions like Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 52: Understanding vSAN Encryption

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For many IT organizations security is top of mind. VMware introduced advanced security for the modern data center with the release of vSphere 6.5, and are now extending security to vSAN with the industry’s first native HCI security solution, vSAN Encryption. So how does this differ from VM encryption in vSphere 6.5? This week Aaron Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 51: vSAN ReadyLabs

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One of the key reasons Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) powered by VMware vSAN is so successful with customers is that it gives them the choice of a wide range of supported hardware platforms and choice of the latest technologies—both of which do not simply happen by chance.  This week we spoke with two key members of Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 50: vSAN Off-Road

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vSAN ReadyNode provides the most flexible hardware options to build Hyper-Converged Infrastructure based on VMware Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Software. However, occasionally we get the question about vSAN designs that are slightly outside the standard vSAN ReadyNode configuration. This week we invite VMware SE Manager James LeFort to go off-road with us and share some of the Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 49: Host Resources Deep Dive

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The VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive is a guide to building consistent high-performing ESXi hosts, This book was written for administrators, architects, consultants, aspiring VCDX-es and people eager to learn more about the elements that control the behavior of CPU, memory, storage and network resources. This week we discuss this new book with Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 48: VMworld 2017 Preview

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The industry’s top cloud infrastructure and digital workspace event is only 60 days away.  This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we bring Duncan Epping back to share some of his favorite VMworld sessions and some helpful tips to make the best out of your VMworld 2017 experience. Show Related Links VMworld Main Page VMworld Read more...