Retro Gaming and Hypervisor Boot Devices – Podcast #074

by | Feb 22, 2022 | News, Podcast

Away crew, prepare to set your phasers to ‘fun’!   

On this episode of Data Center Therapy, your fabulous hosts, Mr. Matt “SCUMM For Life” Yette and Mr. Matt “Bring up your Inventory Screen!” Cozzolino drive the DeLorean Time Machine and drop you, our loyal listeners, off at the Pizza Hut with a huge stack of quarters for the Pac-Man, Galaga, and pinball machines.  Come on a retro journey with the IVOXY gang as they share their thoughts on their favorite games of years past, including:

  • Beloved Nintendo64 and PlayStation classics such as GoldenEye and Final Fantasy VII.
  • The finest Nintendo classics like Track & Field and Zelda, and must-play-back-in-the-day arcade games (with special respects paid to NBA Jam!).
  • And the best adventure games from Sierra Online (King’s Quest, Leisure Suit Larry) and LucasArts (Sam & Max, The Secret of Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, Maniac Mansion, and Day of the Tentacle).

You’ll feel a nostalgic thrill as you hear Cozzolino recalling him and a friend staying up all night to play Resident Evil (and scaring the heck out of themselves while doing so!).  You’ll learn how Cozz took a fancy to EverQuest and World of Warcraft, but not older titles and games (and why!).  You’ll also get to hear about the latest advances in retro gaming, including Field Programmable Gate Arrays that let newer hardware become the awesome custom hardware that powered the games of old.  

Finally, the boys also open the podcast with their take on VMware (suddenly and without much warning) deprecating the use of inexpensive USB and SD card boot devices for the ESXi Hypervisor, and what you can do about it.  Though the Matts mention Boot-from-SAN and Netbooting, you’ll want to listen in so you can stay informed and knowledgeable as you, our loyal listeners, embark on your own quest to remediate that challenge!

As always, if you enjoy this podcast, wherever you found it, please be sure to like, share, and subscribe, and do reach out to IVOXY should you need assistance transitioning your hosts to supported boot mediums in your ESXi 7.0 journeys.  Be safe, be in the know, have some (retro gaming) fun, and catch you on our next episode, DCT friends!


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IT talk with a healthy dose of empathy: Hosts Matt Yette & Matt Cozzolino draw on their combined 40+ years of infrastructure experience as they discuss the ever-changing technology landscape – from virtualization to storage, security to networking, and everything in between.

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