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vSpeaking Podcast Ep 173: ESXi on Arm Fling

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The highly anticipated ESXi on Arm Fling has just been announced and is NOW generally available as a new VMware Fling! Head over to https://flings.vmware.com/esxi-arm-edition and be sure to carefully read through the Requirements and documentation before try out the bits. We target four platforms: Raspberry Pi 4, as just mentioned, plus Ampere Computing eMAG-based servers for more traditional use-cases and Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast VMworld Discussions – Day 1

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Today was day 1 of VMware’s first ever virtual VMworld conference. Thousands of people from all over the globe tuned into the keynote where VMware unleashed a slew of new products, services, partnerships and integrations including vSphere with Tanzu, Monterey, VMware Cloud DR, a new strategic partnership with Nvidia, and much more. This week on Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast VMworld Discussions Day 0

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VMware is all set to welcome you to their first-ever digital event, VMworld 2020. Get ready for 48 hours of non-stop innovation with industry leaders, subject-matter experts, and thousands of IT professionals. Each day this week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast, Pete and John will be sharing technical interviews from various VMware solutions. VMworld Sessions Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 169 – vSphere 7 Update 1

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This week VMware announced vSphere 7 Update 1 which includes vSphere with Tanzu, updates to vLCM, vSphere Clustering Service, security, scalability enhancments, and more. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Niels Hagoort to walk us through the details of this release. Links Mentioned Announcing vSphere with Tanzu vSphere Clustering Service vSphere 7 Read more...
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Lifecycle Management with vLCM in vSAN 7 Update 1

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Lifycle Management with vLCM in vSAN 7 U1   vSphere 7 introduced an entirely new solution for unified software and firmware lifecycle management that is native to vSphere. vSphere Lifecycle Manager, or vLCM, is a powerful new framework based on a desired state model to deliver simple, reliable and consistent lifecycle operations for vSphere and Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 168: vSAN 7 Update 1

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In one of the largest, most significant releases in memory, vSAN 7 U1 includes a massive number of enhancements to help organizations address the demands of their environment quickly and efficiently. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Pete Keohler to discuss the details of this massive release. Links Mentioned Blogs What’s New Read more...
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vSAN 7 U1 File Services

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Native File Services in vSAN 7 Update 1   The introduction of vSAN 7 included the debut of native file services. This not only provides an extraordinary level of flexibility for administrators, but it provided a key element to serving up cloud native applications in vSAN: Persistent, read-write many (RWM) volumes. vSAN 7 Update 1 Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 167: VMworld 2020 Preview

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With VMworld 2020 rapidly approaching, it’s time for the Virtually Speaking Podcast’s annual VMworld Preview episode. For the first time in history this event will be completely online. This week we welcome Duncan Epping and Ken Werneburg to let us know how we can get the most out of this event. Links Mentioned VMworld 2020 Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 166: VMware Fusion 12

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Building on over 20 years of local virtualization excellence, the latest releases of VMware’s favorite virtualization tools deliver some amazing new capabilities for IT Admins, for Developers, and for everyone else. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Mike Roy to discuss the announcement of VMware Fusion 12 and Workstation 16. Links Mentioned Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast: Back to Basics: iSCSI

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This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we present another Back to Basics episode discussing arguably one the most frequently used storage protocols for VMware vSphere, iSCSI. Pete and John welcome VMware’s Jason Massae, and Pure Storage’s Jacob Hopkinson and Cody Hosterman to walk us through some iSCSI common mistakes, best practices and design considerations. Read more...