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Special Episode 5 - vSphere Land Top Blog Results Show

April 11th, 2014

In this special episode, this is a podcast redistribution of Eric Siebert's vSphere Land Top Blog results show for 2014! Eric Siebert hosts John Troyer, David Davis and Rick Vanover showcasing the awards from the virtualization community blog that Eric maintains. You can find the video of the Top Blog 2014 show here as well as Eric's blogpost on the results!

Thank you Eric for your contribution to the virtualization community!

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Episode 98 (Free) Software we dislike!

February 18th, 2014

In this episode, Rick Vanover (Twitter: @RickVanover) welcomes back Jason Perlow (Twitter: @JPerlow), who writes the Tech Broiler blog. Rick and Jason talk about the risks of specific "free" software that can cause issues on computer systems through adding pop-ups, sending information or proxy serving other traffic. This is a real risk not only on endpoint computers, but also data center systems that run with service accounts and more permissions. 

Jason recently also shared a video example of where this can all go wrong, in this example on Windows XP.

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Episode 97 VSAN - Explain it to me

January 21st, 2014

In this episode, Rick Vanover hosts Duncan Epping. Duncan needs little introduction, and is the author of the Yellow-Bricks blog and author of numerous books, including VMware vSphere 5 Clustering Technical Deepdive and the vSphere 5.1 Clustering Deepdive. In this episode, Rick and Duncan explore the upcoming VSAN storage technology. Topics include how it works, what it needs to be successful and how to find more information about this upcoming vSphere feature.

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Episode 96 Windows Server 2012 R2 Chit Chat

January 6th, 2014

In this episode, Rick Vanover hosts Mike Resseler (Twitter @MikeResseler and @HyperVBear). Mike works alongside Rick on the Product Strategy Team at Veeam. Mike is an MVP based in Belgium and blogs at the System Center Belgium User Group as well as the Veeam blog. Rick and Mike talk about the new Windows Server 2012 R2 features and their usability. Mike also recently produced a great Windows Server 2012 R2 track at Backup Academy (see blog post).

This is Mike’s first appearance on the podcast, and he is in the hot seat for “Three Views from You.”

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Episode 95 How to get involved in the virtualization community

December 4th, 2013

In this episode, Rick Vanover hosts Jose Mendoza. Jose works with Rick at Veeam, but is materially interested in the virtualization community. Rick and Jose discuss some of the ways someone can get involved with the virtualization community, as well as how that will benefit you in your own career.

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Episode 94 Tech travel tips for the IT pro

October 14th, 2013

In this episode, Rick Vanover once again hosts Jason Perlow, who writes the Tech Broiler blog. Rick and Jason discuss many topics associated with staying connected when travelling. Everything from power management via battery packs (Rick and Jason both like the iCarrier), mobile phone data plans, voice call management and even planning for Wi-Fi.

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Episode 93 Data center migrations: How do you go about it?

September 25th, 2013

In this episode, Rick welcomes John Nicholson from Houston. John is a vExpert, on twitter at @Lost_Signal and also writes the Virtual Ramblings blog. John is a consultant that specializes in storage, virtualization and has a lot of experience in many data center topics. One area in which he has experience is migrating data centers, which John and Rick talk about in this episode

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Episode 92 vCAC for you and me

September 10th, 2013

In this episode, Rick Vanover hosts Jon Harris (@TheVCACGuy on Twitter) . Jon is based in New Mexico and is an early adopter of vCloud Automation Center (vCAC). John also maintains the Virtualization Masters blog site at  vCAC was the one of the hottest topics coming out of VMworld. Jon has gone down the vCAC path and in this episode he shares his experiences along the way.

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Episode 91 What to expect from Veeam at VMworld

August 12th, 2013

In this episode, Rick Vanover hosts Megan Mescher (@MMesch on Twitter) and Caroline Cheesman from Veeam. Megan and Caroline work in Veeam's event marketing for the Americas and are planning Veeam's presence at VMworld in San Francisco. The two Veeam sessions ( and are discussed as well as details about the giveaways, Veeam party and other in booth action. 

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Episode 90: My lab is more expensive, now what?

August 1st, 2013

In this episode, Rick Vanover hosts Trevor Pott. Trevor is a blogger and IT pro based in Canada and can be found on Twitter at @cakeis_not_alie. Trevor likes to ask the tough questions, and recently wrote a piece related to the news that the TechNet subscriptions being stopped. Rick and Trevor talk about what options are available for lab technologies going forward.

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