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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 from Pure […]


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. Read more


https://media.zencast.fm/virtually-speaking-podcast/episodes/61 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 […]


https://media.zencast.fm/embed/virtually-speaking-podcast/60.mp3 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 […]


The short version of this post is…. we moved Our new rss feed is https://media.zencast.fm/virtually-speaking-podcast/rss What does this mean to you? If you subscribed on iTunes, SoundCloud, GooglePlay, or stitcher it’s business as usual. We redirected to the new rss feed. If you subscribe to a different service please use the new rss feed.  https://media.zencast.fm/virtually-speaking-podcast/rss Take […]


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24Jul17

OK My buddy Russ Cantwell has yet again entertained and inspired me.  This time to put together a compilation of Virtually Speaking Podcast listeners who love to rock out to our intro. Backstory: About a year ago, shortly after joining the ranks of the VMware technical marketing team I decided to start a podcast to […]


Now that vSphere 6.5 supports array-based replication (ABR), customers are starting to configure replication in their VM Storage Policies. Before you configure your policies for replication below are a few prerequisites to check. Note: Always check with your storage vendor for specific instructions on configuring your VASA Provider.  While very similar, each vendor I’ve configured is slightly different. […]