Earlier this week I created a tenant in HobbitCloud for a friend with his own development company. He needs to leverage the power of Infrastructure-as-a-Service, but is unwilling to move to the public cloud for all his workloads just yet. However, now that HobbitCloud is accessible externally, it was clear I had to increase security. Continue reading
Today is a sad day. After just over fifteen years of having a computer lab environment at home, I have decided the time has come to decommission it. The bandwidth and energy requirements have become too much, and I can no longer justify having one in my current role. Continue reading
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.