Late last year I worked on a vRealize Automation project for customer in the training industry. They required their users to be able to request a Horizon View desktop from the self-service catalog, and subject to approval, one is provisioned. This week I wanted to replicate this in the lab as a full Desktop-as-a-Service model. Continue reading
I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to speak at some upcoming VMUGs in The Netherlands, North-East England and Scotland. In my session I’ll be presenting on vRealize Automation, Puppet and Site Recovery Manager. Together with the presentation I will also be doing a hands-on demo (if the demo Gods are with me). Continue reading
This week I had an issue with my NSX installation across multiple clusters. First it appeared in my management cluster, then my resource and edge clusters. Little did I know my own stupidity was to blame… Continue reading
Recently I deployed a number of vRealize Automation blueprints that made use of VMware NSX on-demand networking. To ensure virtual machines could route traffic back to the Continue reading
This week I have been designing a vRealize Automation 7.2 solution for a customer. One of the things that came out of the solution requirements workshop was the ability for vRA to deploy and potentially manage containers. Whilst I knew it was possible, it encouraged me to look deeper at the technology. Thankfully it wasn’t long before a use case emerged. Continue reading
Last week I had cause to build a fully distributed/HA installation of vRealize Automation as a proof-of-concept. After encountering an issue with DTC communication, it led to a question of load-balancer configuration. Not how to do it (VMware have documented this very well), but the order of things. Continue reading
In my mind, the secret sauce to the SDDC is automation. In this session we learn about the new features of PowerCI 6.5, plus a primer on vSphere DSC.
The session is hosted by Alan Renouf and Luc Deakins, both well established in the PowerCLI arena.
With the advent of Office 365 and a raft of SaaS applications now available, I’ve been a big fan of Linux on the desktop for quite a while. Customers are no longer forced to use Windows unless they choose to – other options are available. In this session we learn more about the exciting opportunities available with Linux in the EUC space. Continue reading