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VIRTUMANIA: The T-Shirt

If you’ve visited this site before you probably already noticed the VM /ETC swag, but now you can show your support of the VIRTUMANIA podcast too. Check out the VIRTUMANIA store on Cafepress.com for some t-shirts, coffee mugs, and a few other items that will help declare to the world you are a true VIRTUMANIAC!

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On behalf of Infosmack Productions, @3parfarley, @rickvanover, @knieriemen, and myself, thanks for listening to VIRTUMANIA!!

VIRTUMANIA Episode 22: Virtualize On Blades Without A Pain In The Neck

VIRTUMANIA happens for the 22nd time! Rick Vanover and I are joined by guests Kevin Houston, Brian Knudtson, and Jason Perlow for an epsiode about virualization with blade servers. The following is the podcast summary:

VIRTUMANIA Podcast Episode 22Virtualize On Blades Without A Pain In The Neck. Rich Brambley (@rbrambley) of VMETC and Rick Vanover (@rickvanover) of RickVanover.com host special guests and blade server experts Kevin Houston (@kevin_houston) of bladesmadesimple.com, Brian Knudtson (@bknudtson) of bknudt.net, and Jason Perlow (@jperlow) of the tech broiler blog. This week’s episode includes a discussion on the pros and cons of virtualization and server consolidation with blade servers that would make even Wesley Snipes proud. Don’t let a blade be your nemesis. Learn what to watch out for so you can become an immortal superhero in your data center! VIRTUMANIA ia an Infosmack Production.

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VIRTUMANIA Episode 21: Announcing WUPaaS. Exploring vSphere 4.1. Denying ESXi. Predicting VMWorld.

The VMUNDERGROUND invades VIRTUMANIA Episode 21 with a special VMWorld 2010 Warm Up Party announcement! Rick Vanover is my co host and we are joined by special guests Sean Clark and Brian Knudtson. The following is the podcast summary:

VIRTUMANIA Podcast Episode 21Announcing WUPaaS. Exploring vSphere 4.1. Denying ESXi. Predicting VMWorld. Rich Brambley (@rbrambley) of VMETC and Rick Vanover (@rickvanover) of Rickatron.us are joined this episode by Sean Clark (@vseanclark) of VMUnderground.com and Brian Knudtson (@bknudtson) of Knudt.net. This week we talk about everything VMworld 2010, point out some changes introduced with vSphere 4.1, air some concerns about using ESXi in the future, and announce the 2010 theme of the VMUnderground VMWorld Warm Up Party. Virtumania is an Infosmack Production.

Before, between, and after the important stuff we also have some fun with Sean’s hat, swagger wagons, iPads (again!), Dr. Seuss, VMworld 2010, and more!

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VIRTUMANIA Episode 20: Powershell is Latin to Me

VIRTUMANIA Episode 20 was far from scripted, but some of the best known names in virtualization scripting join us for this show. The following is the podcast summary:

VIRTUMANIA Podcast Episode 20Powershell is Latin to Me. Rich Brambley (@rbrambley) of VMETC and Marc Farley (@3parfarley) of StorageRap.com with special guests Scott Herold (@vmguru) of vmguru.com and Hal Rottenberg (@halr9000) of halr9000.com. This week’s discussion focuses on using Powershell in virtual environments instead of a GUI, compares learning scripting to learning the verbs and nouns of a new language such as Latin, and highlights several Powershell sites and tools that every administrator should check out. Virtumania is an Infosmack Production.

Before, between, and after the important stuff we also have some fun with using bots in first person shooter games, Mohitos, and the trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

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VIRTUMANIA Episode 19: Security Is The Dark Side Of Virtualization

The VIRTUMANIA continues with Episode 19! Rick Vanover joins Marc and I again along with very special guest Ed Haletky for an extremely important discussion about security in virtualization infrastructure. The following is the podcast summary:

VIRTUMANIA Podcast Episode 19Security is The Dark Side of Virtualization. Rich Brambley (@rbrambley) of VMETC and Marc Farley (@3parfarley) of 3Par and StorageRap.com with show regular Rick Vanover (@rickvanover) of RickVanover.com host Ed Haletky (@texiwill) of The Virtualization Practice Blog. This episode includes interesting discussion about unintentionally created security concerns with virtual infrastructure that arise when administrators decide to deviate from best practices in the name of convenience. The show gets into well known attacks possible on a hypervisor, and what, if anything, can be done to stop them. Virtumania is an Infosmack Production.

All virtualization administrators should pay close attention to the Blue Pill Attack discussion. it’s definitely some scary stuff!

Before, between, and after the important stuff we also have some fun with Farley Fest, The World Cup, 4th of July Vacations, and Wisconsin. Ed reveals he is a foodie like Jason Perlow in our last episode, and he makes a recommendation for Mama Reux in Austin, TX. Look out for the bad alligator jokes too.

Rick gives Ed a hard time for being a known as being too serious at times, and he proudly keeps track of how many times Haletky laughs on this show. :)

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VIRTUMANIA Episode 18: Putting The Mustard On Free Virtualization Charcuterie

Although VIRTUMANIA 18 has been out via the RSS feed for over a week, I am just finally posting about it! Sorry for the delay but I’ve been on vacation. So, if you do not already subscribe to the show via iTunes or Podbean please add us to your favorite media player or feed reader. You can even catch Virtumania as soon as it comes out on the Mobile Site.

In this episode Rick Vanover joins me again as co-host, and Jason Perlow from ZDNet is our special guest. The following is the podcast summary:

VIRTUMANIA Podcast Episode 18Putting The Mustard On Free Virtualization Charcuterie. Rich Brambley (@rbrambley) of VMETC  and Rick Vanover (@rickvanover) of RickVanover.com host popular technology and foodie blogger Jason Perlow (@jperlow) of Tech Broiler and Off The Broiler. In this episode we explore and compare several free virtualization solutions available today. Like selecting cuts of meat from a butcher, there is always plenty of choices. Consider this episode a delicious virtualization Charcuterie. Virtumania is an Infosmack Production.

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VIRTUMANIA Episode 17: Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Is Not Over Commit

The VIRTUMANIA continues with Episode 17! Rick Vanover jumps in the co-host chair for me this episode. We are joined by special guests Ben Armstrong, Adam Fazio, and Brent Ozar. The following is the podcast summary:

VIRTUMANIA Podcast Episode 17 – Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Is Not Over Commit Hosted by Rich Brambley (@rbrambley) of VMETC with co host Rick Vanover (@rickvanover) of Rickatron.us. Guests include Ben Armstrong, Microsoft Virtualization Program Manager, (@virtualpcguy VirtualPCGuy Blog), Adam Fazio, Microsoft Consulting, (blog), and Brent Ozar (@brentO) of brentozar.com. This week’s show starts with some talk about the recent keynotes, demos, and sessions from the Microsoft TechEd 2010 conference in New Orleans, LA, but then quickly switches to an explanation of what the new Hyper-V Dynamic Memory feature really is, and more importantly, is not. Virtumania is an Infosmack Production.

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