Last November I went to the Experts 2 Experts Virtualization Conference in London where I met some other Hyper-V enthusiasts.
One of them was Carsten Rachfahl (MVP Virtual Server) who does frequent video interviews with leading experts in the Microsoft IT community. He asked a bunch of us if he could interview us which all of us were happy to do
First up was Aidan Finn (MVP Virtual Server). Aidan also did two presentations at the event, one about what he could tell us about Hyper-V 3.0 and one about designing your backup solution when using Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) which were both very interesting… His interview is also about designing Hyper-V CSV and Backup:
Carsten’s second victim was Didier van Hoye (MVP Virtual Server since this month… congrats Didier!). Didier did a presentation at the event about 10GB networking in Hyper-V and found this to be very educational
His interview is about Cluster Shared Volumes and Storage design in Windows 8:
Third up was Ronnie Isherwood who lives in Jersey (no, not that city in the USA but that small island between the UK and France…). Ronnie also did a presentation at the event, about System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 although I had to leave in the middle of the presentation because a colleage contacted me from back home (The Netherlands) with a critical issue and needed some advice. So, altough I was unable to see most of Ronnie’s presentation I heard it was a good one (didn’t expected anything else though ).
His interview with Carsten is about SCVMM 2012, among others it’s multi-hypervisor support:
And the fourth person able to get in from of the camera was… me . I did a presentation at the event about the v-Alliance from Microsoft and Citrix, which was my first presentation at an international IT event.
My interview on the other hand was about the combination of my two favorites: Hyper-V and PowerShell:
And to close a few days of deep technical sessions, meeting community peers and of course a lot of fun, we did a group interview (featuring all of the above) about our favorite Hyper-V feature in Windows 8:
During the entire event we’ve talked with each other about a lot of things… and I’m hoping some of the ideas will come to see the light of day in 2012… I’ll keep you posted