I’m currently in the process of integrating my HobbitCloud machines into Ansible AWX. After creating an inventory, establishing my groups and adding my hosts, I began to create an SCM-based project that connects to my internal GitLab server. Unfortunately, I ran straight into an error. Continue reading
The other day I tweeted a short bit of code on how to automate the zeroing-out of your VDI images using SDelete:
I got quite a few DMs afterwards asking if it was possible to do the same with VMware’s OS Optimization Tool.
So without further ado, here’s the code I use as the last step in my Packer builds before closing them down for svMotioning:
Please remember to swap out your web server and to specify your own YAML file. You could also YOLO it and use one of the built-in templates…
…but don’t be surprised when you cripple half your apps 🙂
I’ve been working on a complex automation solution recently in lab, and one task was to import a certificate to be used by VMware Horizon.
Those familiar with Horizon will know that any certificate used will need to have its corresponding private key which will also need to be exportable. The certificate also needs to have a friendly name of “vdm”. Continue reading
When adding extensibility to your vRealize Automation platform, it’s important to get the basics right first. All too often it’s tempting to rush off and build complex blueprints whilst forgetting about the building blocks of good infrastructure, like naming and IPAM. Here I’m going to demonstrate how I do custom naming for workloads in my environment. Continue reading
Recently I upgraded my AppVolumes 2.18 and 4.0 installations to the latest version. The event log on each server showed the installation as sucessful, returning “code 0” accordingly. To add to this, all services started as you would expect.
Unfortunately, both applications Continue reading
A long time ago I decided I was done with manual builds, and that my desktop images had to be automated. I had a lot of success with that solution, and wrote about it here.
I’ve decided that whilst it’s great to provision a Kubernetes blueprint with a standard network overlay to the vRealize Automation catalog, offering one that leverages NSX-T is even better. So a few days ago I started creating Continue reading
I’m currently working on a lab project which enables cloud consumers to request a full VMware Horizon environment straight from my vRealize Automation catalog. This will provision Connection Servers, a Composer server, UAGs – all load-balanced using VMware NSX. Exciting, but not without its challenges. The first being… Horizon wouldn’t install. Continue reading
Recently I’ve been working on improving HobbitCloud’s DevOps practices, specifically around committing code to version control and documenting it. Once a developer checks code in, this should compile, and if successful be deployed to the test environment. Once here it will undergo automated testing before progressing to staging for unit and integration tests. Continue reading