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Carsten Rachfahl interviews Hans Vredevoort on Hyper-V and stuff
Last week @hypervserver (Carsten Rachfahl) visited me for an interview about topics around Microsoft Virtualization, the Hyper-V community, Hyper-V & System Center (Virtual Machine Manager 2012), Microsoft Software iSCSI target and the choice between Fibre Channel and iSCSI.
Carsten regularly interviews people in the IT industry, but this time it was his first time in English. Although a bit uneasy at first, he did a wonderful job and I never misunderstood his questions.
Before we realized it we had talked for 40 minutes without a break. Although I didn’t know what he was going to ask, they were all well within my field of competence.
Normally I always find it difficult to hear your own voice and see yourself on video. But when I finally convinced my self I had to watch it at least once, I must say I am quite pleased with the result. So here you have a chance of getting to know me a little better and hear about the things I am working on.
I’d like to thank Carsten for a very pleasant and positive experience!
You can find his original blog in German at
By now I think I’ve had sufficient remarks about me talking about Microsoft in front of an iMac
I can confirm that I have an iMac, iPhone 3, iPhone 4, Apple TV, iPad and iPad 2 next to my three Windows 2008 R2 servers, three Windows 7 laptops and 4 Windows 7 desktops. If I want to start testing the management of a heterogeneous environment with System Center 2012, I’d consider this to be a really good excuse
I know many MVP’s have an iPhone or iPad so to service them as well, I will also publish an mp4 version: http://video1.rachfahl.de/Videointerview_Hans_Vredevoort_2011.mp4
If you don’t have time for the entire interview you can fastforward to the topics we talked about:
- Microsoft Cluster and Hyper-V (0:00-4:43)
- Hyper-V Cluster (4:44-8:08)
- The Hyper-V Community Hyper-V.nu (8:09-12:41)
- Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta (12:42-39:27)
- Microsoft Software iSCSI Target 3.3 (30:28-35:06)
- iSCSI or Fibre Channel? (35:07-40:42)
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