We’re Back!! – vNews October 2015… again!

We’re Back!! – vNews October 2015… again!

Welcome to vNews ….

vnews-smallWell…. it’s been too long and we’re well overdue our monthly podcast cast so I managed to track down Steve in Spain and wouldn’t let him back in Blighty until we have at least spoken on Skype!  Here’s how it went… including the show notes!

 

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Show Notes

Steve went to VMworld 2015!

….and bumped into friendly faces from the London VMUG

LonVMUG – Alumni
Alex Galbraith
Dave Simpson
Darren Woollard – Nutanix
Mike Laverick
Stu Thompson
Damian Davies
Dan Willis
Julian Wood
Alan Renouf

 

The UK VMUG is very soon!  User Con

https://www.vmug.com/ukvmug

Date: Thursday 19 November 2015

Time: 8:00 – 17:00

Location: National Motorcycle Museum

Coventry Road, Solihull

West Midlands B92 0EJ

 

Small announcement…. Dell buys EMC for a cool $67 Billion!!

http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/uscorp1/secure/2015-10-12-dell-emc-transaction

 

Internet of Things – Intel IoT Solution Gateway.
General Session Wednesday – Boxer welcomed to VMware.  http://www.getboxer.com/boxer-joins-vmware/

https://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2015/10/vmworld-europe-2015.html

 

Project A2 – AirWatch + AppVolumes

“EUC will Rock You” – Embarrassing chant

Martin Casado – NSX 6.2. Customer with snakeskin jacket and punisher t-shirt
NSX for Amazon Web Services. Seamlessly link internal and external cloud network

Automation of vCloud Air – vCA Platform is API friendly.

http://VCA.vmware.com

Retrieve endpoint connections for relative vCloud as JSON object. Contains OrgName and SessionURL. This can be used for vCD (vCloud Air) and DBaaS offerings

vca-cli built on pyvcloud – multi platform. PowerCLI – Windows only
Can work on vCloud Air and also on vCD standalone
Supports portal functionality and beyond.
HTTPS://VCloud.vmware.com/developers

VSAN – 2 or 3 node cluster?
http://cormachogan.com/2015/09/11/a-closer-look-at-the-vsan-witness-appliance/
vNuma & pNuma –

http://www.amazon.co.uk/VMware-VSphere-Performance-Networking-Performance-intensive/dp/1118008197/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1445366513&sr=8-1&keywords=vsphere+performance
http://www.stumchugh.com/Media/vNewsOctober2015.mp3

vNews UK VMUG 2014 – Special Edition

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Download from iTunes by searching for vNews or download from http://feeds.feedburner.com/vNewsPodcast

I was lucky enough to attend the forth UK wide VMUG a couple of weeks ago up north (for me) and attend many of the excellent session both from vendor’s and sometimes more importantly the community themselves!

If there is only one VMUG I get to a year, then it the national one.  There were over 35 vendors and and around 40 presentations all happening on one day.  I managed to arrive a day early and attend the vCurry and meet up with some friends there and get ready for the full day of tech bombardment the next day,

I managed to record a few interviews there from some excellent informed professionals such as Chris Deardon, Darren Woolard, Jonathan Medd, Ather Beg, Stuart Thompson and Cormack Hogan.  Thanks to Veeam, Xtravert, Nutanix and Pure Storage.  Make sure you click on the link about to download or search for vNews in iTunes.

Happy Anniversary to my co-host Steve Bruck who couldn’t be with me on the podcast this month as he was gallivanting away in NYC!  Happy Anniversary and to Mrs Bruck!

Happy listening!

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http://www.stumchugh.com/Media/vNewsNovember2014.mp3

vNews Podcast – Things you need to know about cloud and virtualisation this month

vnews-smallWith this months vNews we are back to our usual format exploring the latest goings on with the cloud and virtualisation space.  We have news from companies such as Microsoft, Citrix, Veeam and VMware and also from the blogasphere from people such as Eric Sloof, Eric Siebert, Scott Lowe and William Lam.

 

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Full show Notes to follow soon:

VMworld 2013 Social Media for Barcelona

Save 50% on VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

What’s New and What’s Next for Horizon View

Active Directory authentication fails when vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 runs on Windows Server 2012 and the AD Domain Controller is also on Windows Server 2012 (2060901)

Upgrade from vSphere 5.1 to vSphere 5.5 rolls back after importing Lookup Service data (2060511)

Unable to install or upgrade to VMware vCloud Director to version 5.5.0 when using SQL Server 2005 SP4 (2060068)

New VMware Ready Devices

Next Generation Virtual Desktop as a Service

VMware turns the Big 15 – 15 killer stats from 15 years

The Edge Show: Wrapping up the “What’s New in 2012 R2” Series

Citrix ShareFile Integrates with iManage and Worldox Legal Document Management Systems

Citrix, Keeping Up with Microsoft’s Lump Releases, Unveils XenDesktop 7.1 on October 23, 2013

VEEAM release Patch 1 for VEEAM Backup & Replication 7.0 released in August.VMware Flings contest –

VMware Workstation 10 is out

Microsoft licensing turns the screws

vGuestExplorer

Solarwinds Virtualisation Manager – Eric Siebert –

Introduction to Networking: Part 2, A Few More Basics –

The weblog of an IT pro specializing in virtualization, storage, and servers

Is Citrix’s Crystal Palace the next big thing in mobility, or simply an additional feature of ShareFile? Either way I’m intrigued. – Gabe Knuth – BrianMadden.com

Microsoft should attack Blackberry by allowing Windows Phone to run on a VM next to Android – Brian Madden – BrianMadden.com

virtuallyGhetto: You no longer can install vSphere C# Client on Windows Domain Controller in vSphere 5.5VMware nested Easter egg!

http://www.stumchugh.com/Media/vNewsSeptember2013.mp3

vNews – February 2013

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All the news in 1 hour nugget of a podcast for your commute on the train, car, bike, or Fly to a conference!?

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Show Notes

VMware Partner Exchange (PEX)
EMC Replacing their Flare code on their SANs using C4 micro-hypervisor.
VMware now used in 100% of Fortune 100 – 99% of Fortune 1000
VMware will be concentrating on 3 main areas this year
vSphere and Ops Mgr – VSOM – New licensing bundle instead of ‘Naked vSphere’
EUC – End User Compute – The Horizon Suite
vCloud Suite – Private and Public cloud infrastructures

VMware Single Sign On (SSO)
If you wish to use vCenter Linked Mode with vSphere 5.1 then SSO must be installed in Cluster or Multi-Site mode NOT Basic mode.
SSO Knowledgebase articles available on www.vmware.com kb2033588 http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2033588
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2033137
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2035758

SSO Certification pre-staging
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2034833

SSO Re-registering with vCenter; Inventory Service and Web Client Service
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2033620

Citrix Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Financial Results
http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/jan-2013/citrix-reports-2012-fourth-quarter-and-fiscal-year-financial-results.html
Citrix Extends Line of Mobile Apps to Help Users Work More Effectively Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device
http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/feb-2013/citrix-extends-line-of-mobile-apps-to-help-users-work-more-effectively-anytime-anywhere-on-any-device.html
Citrix Appoints New SVP and General Manager
http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/feb-2013/citrix-appoints-new-svp-and-general-manager.html
Citrix XenDesktop Ranked Desktop Virtualization Champion
Citrix XenServer Ranked Server Virtualization Champion
http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/feb-2013/citrix-xenserver-ranked-server-virtualization-champion.html
http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/feb-2013/citrix-xendesktop-ranked-desktop-virtualization-champion.html
listed as a Champion in Info-Tech Research Group’s Server Virtualization Vendor Landscape.
listed as a Champion in Info-Tech Research Group’s Desktop Virtualization Vendor Landscape.
New datacenter in Singapore at the heart of Citrix continued expansion in Asia Pacific
http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/feb-2013/new-datacenter-in-singapore-at-the-heart-of-citrix-continued-exp.html
Citrix Drives Innovation with Investment in Mobile Security Startup Armor5
http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/feb-2013/citrix-drives-innovation-with-investment-in-mobile-security-star.html
Customers Find Value & Savings with Windows Server Hyper-V
http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2013/03/07/customers-find-value-and-savings-with-windows-server-hyper-v.aspx
Microsoft Virtual Academy Hits 1 Million Mark
7 Feb 2013 10:00 AM
http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2013/02/07/microsoft-virtual-academy-hits-1-million-mark.aspx
Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Jump Start
http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/microsoft-virtualization-for-vmware-professionals-jump-start
Microsoft VDI vs. VMware View: Freedom of Choice
http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2013/03/06/microsoft-vdi-vs-vmware-view-freedom-of-choice.aspx

VMware
Dell and VMware Deliver Converged Infrastructure Solution Optimized for Desktop Virtualization
Members of VMware Partner Community Awarded at VMware Partner Exchange 2013
http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-pex-awards-022713.html
VMware Simplifies Enablement, Clarifies Actions for Partners to Operate Successfully and Accelerate Their Businesses in the Cloud Era
http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-pex-022613.html

VCE and VMware Extend Partnership to Jointly Develop, Sell and Deliver Vblock Cloud Management and Orchestration
VMware Unveils VMware Horizon Suite, Industry’s Most Comprehensive Platform for Workforce Mobility
VMware® Horizon Workspace™, VMware Horizon View™ and VMware Horizon Mirage™ Deliver the Virtual Workspace to Simplify End-User Computing in the Multi-Device Era
VMware Introduces VMware vSphere® with Operations Management™ and VMware vSphere Data Protection™ Advanced
http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-vsom-vdap-021213.html
VMware to Acquire Virsto
http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-vsom-vdap-021213.html

http://www.stumchugh.com/Media/vNewsFebruary2013.mp3

 

vNews November UKVMUG Special Edition! – Stu McHugh & Steve Bruck

Steve and I were luckily enough to attend the second annual UK VMware User Group meeting or UKVMUG for short!

We had some cracking interviews to a list of vCelebrities including:

 

Jonathan Medd – http://www.jonathanmedd.net/@jonathanmedd

Duncan Epping – http://www.yellow-bricks.com/@DuncanYB

Simon Long – http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/@SimonLong_

Sean Duffy – http://www.shogan.co.uk/@shogan85

Julian Wood – http://www.wooditwork.com/@julian_wood

Jane Rimmer – http://www.rimmergram.com/@Rimmergram

Scott Lowe – http://blog.scottlowe.org/@scott_lowe

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http://www.stumchugh.com/Media/vNewsNovemberUKVMUG2012.mp3

 

June and July’s vNews is now out!

It’s a little later than usually but we have any action packed 1 hour long podcast of virtualisation news from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware.

Topic’s include

  • New Books
  • Having your cake & eating – SRM & VMware HA together
  • Cloud Certifications
  • ThinApp Factory
  • Recovering Free Space from Thin Virtual Disks
  • VMware acquire people
  • Free socialcast
  • VMworld
  • Zimbra 8
  • Financial results
  • Citrix VDI and Microsoft Hyper-v stuff!!

The links are over on Mike Laverick’s site: http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/2012/08/03/vnews-the-olympic-2012-special/

If you have any comments or show suggestions then please contact me.

Enjoy!

vNews May 2012 is out now!

After lots of celebrations around the British monarchy it time to celebrate all things cloud and virtual!  This months vNews with Mike Laverick (http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/) and me is now out and includes the following stories to bring you right up to date:

  • VMworld voting open
  • New books
  • Blogger with Sheexy website
  • Icons, case studies, exams and videos
  • VMware View 5.1
  • Open Compute Project
  • VMware Insight Magazine
  • VMware View Leads the Small and Mid-sized Business
  • VMware Acquires Wanova
  • SAP for Virtualization
  • Hyper-V secret weapons
The PowerPoint can be downloaded vNews May 2012
If you want to watch on You Tube right now click below
or the links for downloading are over on Mike’s Blog:
Until next time,
Stuart
Twitter links:
vnews May 20012 http://wp.me/p7jNz-4Q
@podoherty @gabvirtualworld @esloof @andreleibovici
@VMwareEUC @vmwareview @VMwareSMB @Wanova
@Spiceworks @joe_elway @MSLearning

April vNews 2012 now available for download

This months vNews is available at Mike Laverick’s blog hosted by Mike and I.  The storing we cover this week are:

Gabrie Van Zanten – Auto Deploy Adventures
Alan Renouf’s vCDAudit
New Books & Publications
Brian Madden’s VDI Delusion Book & the new CDL License from Microsoft
Chad Sakac and VSI
Andre Leibovici and Windows8/View5.x
Duncan Epping and vShield App “Excludes” and Stretched HA/SRM Designs
Scott Lowe and TrainSignal Videos
Microsoft Virtual Machine Migration Toolkit
Windows Embedded Device Manager
Citrix acquires Podio
VMware ESX code leak
What’s new in View 5.1

See the link below for download options:

http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/2012/05/07/vnews-april-2012/

vNews March 2012 – Virtualisation news

Mike and I have just released this months vNews which cover all things cloud and virtualisation. If you’re looking for a round up of  virtualisation news the you’ve come to the right place.

We have changed the format slightly to be more snappy, too the point but still with some discussion!

This month we cover VMware, Teradici, TrainSignal, Cisco, Microsoft, Veeam, Windows 8, and Dell splashing some cash on Wyse.

All the links and download methods are over on Mike website:

http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/2012/04/05/vnews-march/

vNews – January 2012

vNews is back for another month of informative cloud and virtualisation news podcast.  For when you’re too busy read the news, press releases and blog posts.  Just sit back in your commute or listen in the car and we tell you!

See all the links at Mike Lavericks blog:

http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/2012/02/04/vnews-january-monster-edition/