Top 10 VMware Admin Tools of 2020

Last year the Virtually Speaking Podcast took an informal survey of the top 10 VMware admin tools and discussed the results on Episode 108. We invited VMware’s Duncan Epping and William Lam to share their input on the tools as well as their personal favorites. The episode was pretty popular, securing the #1 most downloaded […]

The Virtually Speaking Podcast Live

A few weeks ago, the Virtually Speaking Podcast recorded a live episode as a breakout session at VMworld US. It was so much fun that we decided to invite the same panel back for another episode (err I mean breakout session) HCI1894PE. If I’m completely honest, I was a little hesitant about submitting a podcast […]

VMworld 2018 is here!

Here we go again Its the week before VMworld 2018.  The time when everyone is finalizing their plans for what should be another great week of innovation, learning, networking and reconnecting with friends, old and new. This will be my 7th consecutive year at VMworld and I must say it never gets old. I always […]

Customer POCs

A Proof of Concept (or POC) project is a common approach used by companies to assess the viability of a software product for solving a particular business need. So what does it take to conduct a successful POC? This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we bring in Dave Morera and Sudhir Balasubramanian to walk us through this process […]

Its Career Day

Trying to explain what I do for a living is always fun. If I say I work in IT the response usually is “Oh can you fix my computer”? If the person is more tech savvy and knows what VMware is, I usually get the response “Oh so you’re a programmer” News Flash: of the […]

Why VVols is Pure Genius

Virtual Volumes (VVols) was designed to solve a lot of the pain points VMware and/or storage admins face today. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we bring in one of the industry’s most authoritative VVol subject matter experts Cody Hosterman from Pure Storage.  Read more.

The (r)evolution of vSAN

vSAN is VMware’s software-defined storage solution, built from the ground up for vSphere virtual machines. It abstracts and aggregates locally attached disks in a vSphere cluster to create a storage solution that can be provisioned and managed from vCenter and the vSphere Web Client. This week on the Virtually Speaking podcast we are pleased to […]

vSAN from the eyes of a Storage Admin

Glenn Sizemore recently joined the vSAN team coming from one of the big blue storage vendors. His first hand knowledge of traditional storage and now also of vSAN gives him an interesting perspective. Check out Glenn’s most recent post as he discusses vSAN from the eyes of a Storage Administrator. Today I would like to […]

Virtualizing SQL Server

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 from Pure […]