vChat: The Latest in Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Posted on July 12, 2012 by David Davis in Virtualization with 0 Comments

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vChat Episode Index

vChat – Episode 30 – Olympics XXX Edition, VMworld 2012 Prep, and more!

In vChat Episode 30 Simon Seagrave, Eric Siebert, and David Davis discuss the London 2012 Olympics XXX, home lab upgrades, new TrainSignal courses, new free virtualization apps, and their plans for VMworld. Join Us !

vChat Episode #29: EMC World, HP Discover, and TechEd 2012

In vChat Episode #29 Simon Seagrave, Eric Siebert, and David Davis cover the conferences they attended over the last few weeks – EMC World, HP Discover, and Microsoft TechEd 2012. Find out the good, the bad, and the ugly along with their personal experiences and opinions. David specifically talks about how Microsoft is taking on VMware vSphere, head-on, with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.

vChat Episode #28: vCenter Operations Contest and Interview with Ben Sheerer

In vChat Episode #28 David Davis interviews Ben Sheerer, VMware’s Senior Product Manager for vCenter Operations. In this interview, taken live at the Central Ohio VMware Regional User Group meeting, Ben covers what vCenter Ops is, how it can help you, what makes it unique. And a cool new contest called “Tell Your Story” where you could win a trip to VMworld 2012, a session, and dinner with people like Ben and David!

vChat Episode #27: Live from the Charlotte VMware User Group

In vChat Episode #27 David Davis and Eric Siebert record LIVE from the Charlotte, NC regional VMware user group meeting (VMUG). This was no ordinary VMUG with 700+ attendees, live labs, and expert speakers like Scott Lowe, Chris Colotti, Eric Siebert, Alan Renouf, Jason Nash, and Cody Bunch. Find out what we learned at the NC Regional VMUG in this short and fun vChat!

vChat Episode #26: Big Fat Geeky vChat

In vChat Episode #26 David Davis, Simon Seagrave, and Eric Siebert cover the latest news and happenings in the world of virtualization including EMC World prep, HP Discover, regional VMUGs, and much more (don’t forget home labs and iPads) – don’t miss it!

vChat Episode #25: Virtualization Top Blogs Results with John Troyer

In vChat Episode #25 David Davis, Simon Seagrave, and Eric Siebert welcome special guest, VMware Super-Social-Media-Evangelist, John Troyer (@jtroyer) to announce the virtualization top blog results, as of February 2012. Watch the full episode below to hear the top 25 blogs and the winners of each of the new top blog categories, or click here to view all the results over at vSphere-Land.com.

vChat Episode #24: LIVE from VMware PEX 2012

In vChat Episode #23 David Davis and Eric Siebert talk about the latest news and happenings at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) 2012 — LIVE from Las Vegas!

vChat Episode #23: Top Blog Voting Update, Pre VMware PEX, and More

In vChat Episode #23 David Davis, Simon Seagrave, and Eric Siebert talk about the top blog voting update (how it works and when we will make the announcements), Simon’s trip to Cisco Live UK 2012, the VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) 2012 plans and, of course, home labs, iPads, video games, and more!

vChat Episode #22: vSphere Books, Home Labs, Chaotic Cloud Pricing

In vChat Episode #22 David Davis, Simon Seagrave and Eric Siebert talk about VMworld Europe 2011 in Copenhagen, VMworld 2012 in Barcelona, Home Labs (including HP Microserver, Iomega PX Series, and virtual vs physical), iPhone 4S, Siri, Apple Nano Watch with Lunatic Band and much more.

vChat Episode #21:LIVE @VMworld 2011 with @ericsiebert and @davidmdavis

In this special vChat Episode #21, live from VMworld 2011, Eric Siebert and David Davis talk about everything that happened at VMworld, including project octopus, appblast, vSphere 5, host-based SRM used a disaster recovery as a service, sessions, keynotes, and even John Troyer ending up in the pool. And yes, we even talk about the iPad – covering the latest updates to the vSphere Client for iPad.

vChat Episode #20: VMworld 2011 Stack of Crap (pre-VMworld video)

In vChat Episode #20 David Davis, Simon Seagrave, and Eric Siebert talk about what we have been up to the last couple of months and VMworld 2011 (pre-VMworld!) This is a fun podcast where David talks about his vSphere 5 video training being released, Eric talks about working at HP, Simon talks about the VMworld hands-on labs and much more!

vChat Episode #19: LIVE from the VMware vSphere 5 Launch in San Francisco

In vChat Episode #19 David Davis and Eric Siebert talk LIVE from the VMware vSphere 5 Launch in San Francisco about what’s new in the VMware Cloud Infrastructure Suite launch and what it was like to attend the launch in person. We cover things like vSphere 5 Storage DRS, Profile-Driven Storage, host-based replication with SRM, VMware Data Recoveyr 2.0, and the controversial vRAM pooled pricing.

vChat Episode #18: Simon Uses Twitter at Mt Everest and Iomega PX4

In vChat Episode #18, Simon, Eric, and David discuss Simon using Twitter at Mt Everest basecamp, the new Iomega PX4, HP Discover, HP TouchPad, Uber EMC VNX VSA, the Denver VMUG, the VMware Cloud Infrastructure Launch Event (July 12), VMware vExpert program, VMworld 2011, and new TrainSignal VCA-DT and Security products.

vChat Episode #17: VMworld Submissions, EMC World, and the latest Virtualization News

In vChat Episode #17, Simon, Eric, and David discuss VMworld submissions, EMC World news, Charlotte regional VMUG streaming, VMware books, new TrainSignal videos, Home labs, and, not to be forgotten, iPads (of course).

vChat Episode #16: Talking vManagement with Josh Duncan of Zenoss

In vChat Episode #16 David talks to Josh Duncan of Zenoss about virtualization management, real-world cloud computing, and a little about his home state of Texas.

vChat Episode #15: VMware HA/DRS Book with Duncan and Frank Plus PEX 2011

In vChat Episode #15 David, Simon and Eric talk with special guests Frank Denneman and Duncan Epping. With the recent release of their new book VMware HA/DRS Deepdive, we take the opportunity to ask about the background behind the book, whether an electronic version is in the pipeline along with their plans for any future publications. We discuss VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) 2011 as well as other topics, including the VMware iPad app (and the potential security issues) and their home vSphere labs.

vChat Episode #14: Christmas Special & New Year Ramblings

vChat Episode #14 is a special Holiday Edition! In this vChat, Eric Siebert, Simon Seagrave, and David Davis talk about their year in review and what they want, as VMware Admins, for Christmas. It’s great fun so tune in!

vChat Episode #13: VMware Certifications – VCP, VCAP, VCDX

In vChat Episode #13 Eric Siebert, Simon Seagrave, and David Davis talk VMware Certifications – VCP, VCAP, & VCDX. They cover their own experiences with certifications and their paths to where they are today. Additionally, they cover a ton of VMware Certification resources and tips (and, you guessed it, even talk about iPads). The full list of VMware Certification links discussed in this episode can be found here.

vChat Episode #12: Jason Boche on the VCDX, Interviewed by David Davis

In vChat Episode #12 David Davis interviews Jason Boche (of Boche.net and @jasonboche on Twitter), vExpert, VCP4, and VCDX about what it was like to go though the elite VMware VCDX certification process. In this video, filmed at VMworld 2010 San Francisco, Jason provides exclusive VCDX preparation tips that you won’t find anywhere else.

vChat Episode #11: Results of the Best Free vSphere Tools Survey & Viewer Questions Answered

In vChat Episode #11 Eric Siebert and David Davis are joined by Doug Hazelman (@VMDoug on Twitter) of Veeam Software. In this vChat, we announce the results of our top free vSphere Tools survey and answer viewer questions about vSphere. The full rankings of the free tools and tons of links related to viewer questions can be found here.

vChat Episode #10: LIVE From VMworld 2010 Europe with Duncan Epping and Kendrick Coleman

In vChat Episode #10 Simon Seagrave and David Davis are joined by Duncan Epping (VMware, Yellow-Bricks.com) and Kendrick Coleman (KendrickColeman.com) live at VMworld 2010 in Copenhagen! Duncan (VCDX007) gives us unique insight into the VMworld lab infrastructure that was actually “in the cloud”, being delivered across the Atlantic. Kendrick talks about our session on Free vSphere Tools. And we all discuss the announcements, parties, sessions, and awesome people we met at VMworld 2010.

vChat Episode #9: VMware’s John Arrasjid, VCDX001, Interviewed by David Davis

In vChat Episode #9 David Davis interviews John Arrasjid, VCDX001 at VMworld Europe 2010. John is Principal Architect at VMware and is responsible for designing, documenting, and evangelising VMware’s Cloud Computing Architecture. He is also heavily involved with the VCDX certification program and sits on the VCDX defense panel. In the video we discuss what the VCDX certification is, how it started, and what it takes to get one. As you’ll learn from John, the VCDX is the only certification of its kind as it tests the candidate on business processes, logical design, and physical design of an IT architecture design.

vChat Episode #8: VMware Virtualization Blog Awards 2010

In vChat Episode #8 Eric Siebert, Simon Seagrave, and David Davis welcome VMware’s own John Troyer to announce the vSphere-Land.com Virtualization Blog Awards for 2010. PLUS, we have a special introduction from VMware’s CTO Dr Steven Herrod! WOW!

vChat Episode #7: Moving from ESX to ESXi, HP MicroServer and Cool vSphere iPad Apps

In vChat Episode #7 Eric Siebert, Simon Seagrave, and David Davis discuss moving from ESX to ESXi, the new HP MicroServer and Cool vSphere iPad Apps. The full list of links discussed in this episode can be found here.

vChat Episode #6: LIVE From VMworld 2010 in San Francisco

In vChat Episode #6 Eric Siebert, Simon Seagrave, and David Davis are recorded LIVE at VMworld 2010 in San Francisco. In this live episode of vChat from the CUBE at VMworld we discuss our experince at the VMworld, the keynotes, sessions, and announcements of the week. It was great to finally be able to record a vChat where we were actually all in the same physical location. Thanks to everyone who showed up in the Social Media/Blogger lounge to watch the live recording of this vChat!

vChat Episode #5: VMworld SF 2010 Special Episode

In vChat Episode #5 Eric Siebert, Simon Seagrave, and David Davis discuss VMworld San Francisco 2010 and the things to see and do including a few tips for VMworld first-timers. The full list of links discussed in this video can be found here.

vChat Episode #4: “Here Comes Something” with Rich Brambley

In vChat Episode #4 Eric Siebert, Simon Seagrave, and David Davis are joined by special guest Rich Brambley from VMetc.com, VirtuMania and Veeam. Topcs discussed in this episode include Rich’s Blog (VMetc.com), VirtuMania, Virtumania Shirts and Swag at the VirtuMania Store, WuPaaS – VMworld 2010 Warm Up Party as a Service (WuPaaS) registration at the VMUnderGround, Veeam Fast SCP, David’s VMworld Free Tools Session and InfoSmack Podcast with VMware CEO Paul Maritz.

vChat Episode #3: vSphere Home Labs

In vChat Episode #3 Eric Siebert, Simon Seagrave, and David Davis discuss VMware vSphere Home & SMB Labs. This is a topic that Simon (TechHead.co.uk) and Eric (vSphere-Land.com) will be discussing at VMworld (along with Simon Gallagher of vinf.net). The full list of links discussed in this video can be found here.

vChat Episode #2: vSphere ESXi Ready for Prime Time?

In vChat Episode #2 Eric Siebert, Simon Seagrave, and David Davis discuss whether or not vSphere ESXi is Ready for “Prime Time” as well as new vSphere 4.1 Power Monitoring features, Eric’s useful VMworld justification letter, iPhone 4 signal issues, Wyse pocket cloud application for iPad and iPhone, VMware ESXi transition course and Wiliam Lam’s 8 character security article with vSphere 4.1 and associated VMware KB 1024500. The full list of links discussed in this video can be found here

vChat Episode #1: New vSphere 4.1 and Top 15 Killer Features

In our first ever vChat Episode #1 / “The Pilot”, Simon Seagrave and David Davis discuss the new vSphere 4.1 and its top 15 killer features. vChat is a regular virtualization video chat covering VMware vSphere, Cloud Computing, Virtualization News, and maybe some geeky humor. Regular contributors are 3 vExperts – Simon Seagrave (TechHead.co.uk), Eric Siebert (vSphere-Land.com), and David Davis (VMwareVideos.com).

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