When large enterprises deploy a cloud management platform like VMware vRealize Automation, they often have a number of different environments. To ensure best practices, blueprints and orchestration scripts are created in development before being tested in another environment, before finally being transported into Continue reading
Next Thursday the UK VMUG UserCon will be held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. This is a jam-packed event with speakers covering a wide-range of topics such as digital transformation, end-user computing, containerisation and of course, automation. Continue reading
Earlier this week I had an issue in vRealize Automation where logged-on usernames were being displayed incorrectly. At first I hoped it was just a cosmetic issue, but as I delved deeper it appeared to be a little more than that, and could be an issue for both users and developers.
On 20 June 2017 VMware released the latest version of Horizon View – 7.2. Whilst this release contained a number of product features and enhancements, one of the ones most helpful to teams supporting VDI implementations in the new Helpdesk Tool 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
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
Recently I got myself into position where I lost a VMFS partition containing some vital lab VMs. Unfortunately, this was during a quick migration, where the words “what’s the worst that can happen?” were used. Continue reading
I’ve long been an advocate for using Distributed vSwitches (dVS) in vSphere. The single point of management, coupled with added functionality such as load-based teaming and NIOC, is a huge advantage over Standard vSwitches.
However, there’s always Continue reading
Following on from the success of the Scottish VMware User Group meeting in Glasgow, I will be speaking at the North-West England VMUG in Manchester on Wednesday 25 May. I will be hosting a session titled “How to ensure your VDI implementation doesn’t run like a three-legged rocking horse”. Continue reading