This weeks chinwagger is Rynardt Spies, he’s a Virtualisation Technical Consultant at ComputaCenter (UK) Ltd. He’s been in IT professionally for the last 9 years and I’ve been working with VMware Enterprise products since early 2005. As well as being a VCP in both VI3 and vSphere 4. he also specialises in post sales design and implementation of VMware vSphere solutions. As a virtualisation consultant, his client list includes companies and organizations such as Hays Specialist Recruitment, Liberata, SEGRO, Lehman Brothers In Administration, BAA & Nationwide Building Society. He is also the founder of VirtualVCP.Com and last year was awarded the vExpert status for his efforts in the virtualisation community. Like me Rynardt is also active on twitter:
In the chinwag we chat about how Rynardt got into virtualization, and how he built his home lab. Additionally, we discuss the challenges of trying to learn new blade systems such as HP Matrix or Cisco UCS. Towards the end we chinwag about the merits of NFS vs VMFS, and VMware’s plans to discontinue the Service Console version of ESX, in favour of ESXi.