Inspired by Scott Lowe’s Technology Short Takes, Duncan Eppings Recommended Reads and Michael White’s Newsletter here is my attempt at a weekly roundup of things I found interesting the last week or so.
I’ve been playing with the idea of doing something like this for a while, but never really got started. Due to participating in #vDM30in30 this year (30 posts in 30 days is a lot), I figured this was as good a time as any to get started — at least I can get 4 “free” posts out of it.
Hopefully I’ll be able to keep it up and post these roundups every friday, at least I’ll give it a good go.
Naturally my focus for these will be technology and virtualization, but other random content might pop up as well. I’m still working on the format, and it’ll probably evolve as I get into a workflow.
Anyhow, here it is, the first edition!
In The Bag #1 – Week 44
- Why I moved from NFS to vSAN… and why it went wrong by Patrick Terlisten
A perfect example of what you need to consider when designing a vSAN environment, and what happens if you don’t.
- VMware SDDC Technical Whiteboard by Jad El-Zein
Jad has made a really good whiteboard video (wow, VideoScribe looks good) on VMware SDDC. Nicely done!
- vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 What’s New Rundown by Emad Younis
The VCSA is my preferred vCenter implementation model, and now that 6.5 is announced, it’s even more clear that the VCSA should be, and is, the default model going forward.
- Designing a modern multi-tenant DC network by Myles Gray
I’m not a networking guy, but Myles has posted a whopper around designing a DC network. Very well done Myles!
- Takeoff: The Oral History of Nirvana’s Crossover Moment
This is an older post (from May 2015), but I read it this week so it still qualifies.
I’m still a big Nirvana fan, and I love reading stories like these.
- vRockstar 2016 Pictures are online!
Pictures from this years vRockstar Party in Barcelona. Good times, and yeah, Sorry.
That’s it for the first version, hopefully many more to come in the next weeks and months.