So Say SMEs in Virtualization & Cloud: Back to Performance Optimal Shenanigans

Check us out. We quietly filmed 8 new So Say SMEs in Virtualization & Cloud episodes and they’re all available on our YouTube channel for your viewing pleasure. Thank you for your support and engagement!

So Say SMEs in Virtualization and Cloud 2013 | Hybrid Cloud All the Time

In this episode of So Say SMEs in Virtualization & Cloud, Todd and I discuss Hybrid Clouds once again. Hybrid Cloud is a recurring theme because it is where large enterprises, solution providers and government are headed to. This convergence is fueled by the need to avoid vendor lock-in and to become more efficient at serving customers i.e. improvement customer’s consumption efficacy.

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So Say SMEs in Virtualization and Cloud 2013 | Every Day SMEs Are Shuffling

In this week’s episode of So Say SMEs in Virtualization and Cloud 2013, we discuss our recent travels as well as their football teams’ current form. The net is that it is a journey and you definitely need to enjoy your time and experience instead of worrying about getting to the destination. The end is relative so make the means to that end count.

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So Say SMEs in Virtualization & Cloud 2013 | Software Development Methods

First of all, thank you to Laura Fragoso, Senior VP Marketing for the Round Rock Express, for allowing us the great privilege of filming this week’s episode of So Say SMEs in Virtualization & Cloud 2013 inside the Dell Diamond.

In this week’s episode, @VirtualTodd and I talk about software development methods. These methods include Scrum, Agile and Kanban with a mention of Waterfall as well. And since it wouldn’t be a proper So Say SMEs episode with a sports reference, we covered Moneyball and the applied use of big data and business intelligence analytics to America’s past time, baseball.

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VCP & VCAD Exam Discount Code for Those Not at VMware PEX 2013 .

Below are VCP and VCAD Exam Discount Codes for those who couldn’t attend VMware PEX 2013.

  1. For VMware VCP, use PEX25 at pearsonvue.com/vmware. Terms: Register by 03/15 & take by 05/30. 
  2. For VMware VCAD, use PEXADV25 at pearsonvue.com/vmware. Terms: Register by 03/15 & take by 05/30.

Dell Customized Bits for VMware vSphere 5.1 and VMware Auto Deploy

There is a great Dell resource that covers configuring stateless boot using the Dell customized VMware ESXi 5. It basically covers how to create a zipped file of the Dell customized image and use it with VMware Auto Deploy.

Per VMware policy, Dell is not allowed to provide the zipped version of the Dell customized image. But customers can create one using the instructions provided in the Dell whitepaper linked on this wiki article: 

The direct URL to whitepaper is here: 

The pages of interest are pages 4-6. It provides step-by-step details on creating an offline image depot for VMware Auto Deploy. Lastly, this Dell whitepaper was tested by and is a supported config per the Dell Hypervisor Enablement team.