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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 64: VMUG Confessions

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With over 200 local groups and 100,000 members worldwide, VMUG is one of the best ways to learn, share and network with other members of the IT Community. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast VMUG CEO Brad Tompkins joins Pete and John to share the program’s history and current offerings. Afterwards Duncan joins the discussion and the shares Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 63: Site Recovery for VMC

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One of the more exciting announcements at AWS re:Invent was VMware’s launch of Site Recovery for VMware Cloud on AWS. a robust disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering that protects workloads between on-premises data centers and VMware Cloud on AWS, as well as between different instances of VMware Cloud on AWS. The new service lets you take Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 62: Virtualizing SQL Server

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It wasn’t that long ago that SQL Server was considered too resource-intensive to successfully virtualize. A new generation of hardware and advances in vSphere have made it much more common however it’s still easy to make mistakes that can result in poorly performing SQL Server VMs. This week we discuss SQL Server with Argenis Fernandez Read more...

Understanding vSAN Rebuilds and Repairs

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Recently a customer shared a story with me about a routine patch upgrade that resulted in several production VMs becoming inaccessible. The only way to bring them back online was to get the host out of maintenance mode. This was very confusing for him because DRS safely migrated the VMs to other hosts so the Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 61: Storage Networking Futures

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The benefits of NVME over SSD are pretty compelling. Not only do NVMe drives offer more bandwidth, but the updated interface and protocols improve latency and better handle heavy workloads . Now, as NVMe approaches price parity with SATA SSDs organizations are making the switch, but what about the storage fabric? Are we just shifting Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 60: Partner Perspectives

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This week we continue the Partner Perspective series with three great VMware Partners. This week we continue the Partner Perspective series with three great VMware Partners. Topics discussed Cohesity’s Rawlinson Rivera shares their solution for the recovery of a datacenter’s management stack. Veeam’s Anthony Spiteri and Michael Cade update us on Veeam Powered Network, and their Read more...

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...