In this RunAs Radio podcast, Richard and I talk to Alan Sugano about migrating from VMWare ESX to ESXi. VMWare announced that the next version of ESX is the last one; only ESXi will be developed further. ESXi is a far lighter weight version of ESX, lowering the security risk, memory consumption, and a host of other advantages, but in exchange you give up a lot of the tools you’re used to working with in ESX. Regardless, this is the direction that VMWare is going, so give a listen to how Alan has solved these challenges.
Alan Sugano attended California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and graduated with a double major in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Management Systems Analysis (MSA). After graduation, he worked at Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) for several years in their Microcomputer Advisory Services Group (MAS) as a consultant. Alan is now the President of ADS Consulting Group, Inc. (ADS). Founded in 1991, ADS specializes in Networking, Server Virtualization, Workstation Virtualization, Application Virtualization, Security, Exchange, Custom Programming, Web Development, SharePoint and SQL Server Development.
Alan has given talks on virtualization, storage, network audits/security, troubleshooting, server selection, network documentation, network management, network design and topologies, SQL databases, and disaster recovery. He speaks twice a year at the WinConnections Conferences sponsored by Windows IT Pro Magazine. Alan is a Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro and has articles published in the magazine several times a year. He wrote a book titled The Real-World Network Troubleshooting Manual, which is a practical guide to network troubleshooting. Alan has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Connected System Developer from 2004 to 2008.