VMware

Updated – Important ESXi 6.0, 6.5 and 6.7 Patch Release – CBT Fixes and More!

Over the last few years the amount of CBT related issues has decreased significantly from VMware. I remember back in my previous roles of having to deal with multiple issues and wrote some pretty heavy posts around the topic. While those posts where not popular in some circles at the time, they certainly highlighted the […] Read More

Important ESXi 6.0 and 6.7 Patch Release – CBT Fixes and More!

Over the last few years the amount of CBT related issues has decreased significantly from VMware. I remember back in my previous roles of having to deal with multiple issues and wrote some pretty heavy posts around the topic. While those posts where not popular in some circles at the time, they certainly highlighted the […] Read More

vCloud Director is no more… Long Live vCD! [VMware Cloud Director Service for VMC]

There was a very significant announcement at VMworld Barcelona overnight, with the unveiling of a new service targeted at Managed Service Providers. VMware Cloud Director Service (CDS) looks to leverage a hosted SaaS based instance of vCloud Director to offer multi-tenancy on VMware Cloud on AWS. The VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC becomes the provider […] Read More

Quick Post: Using Terraform to Deploy an Ansible Control Node on vSphere

In the continuing spirit of Terraforming all things, when I started to look into Ansible I wanted a way to have the base Control Node installed in a repeatable and consistent way. The setup and configuration of Ansible can be tricky and what I learnt in configuring the Ansible Control Node is that there can […] Read More

Using Variable Maps to Dynamically Deploy vSphere VMs with Terraform

I’ve been working on a project over the last couple of weeks that has enabled me to sharpen my Terraform skills. There is nothing better than learning by doing and there is also nothing better than continuously improving code through more advanced constructs and methods. As this project evolved it became apparent that I would […] Read More

Assigning vSphere Tags with Terraform for Policy Based Backups

vSphere Tags are used to add attributes to VMs so that they can be used to help categorise VMs for further filtering or discovery. vSphere Tags have a number of use cases of which Melissa has a great blog post here on the power of vSphere Tags, their configuration and their application. Veeam fully supports […] Read More

Deploying a Kubernetes Sandbox on VMware with Terraform

Terraform from HashiCorp has been a revelation for me since I started using it in anger last year to deploy VeeamPN into AWS. From there it has allowed me to automate lab Veeam deployments, configure a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC networking and configure NSX vCloud Director Edges. The time saved by utilising the power […] Read More

The Separation of Dev and Ops is Upon Us!

Apart from the K word, there was one other enduring message that I think a lot of people took home from VMworld 2019. That is, that Dev and Ops should be considered as seperate entities again. For the best part of the last five or so years the concept of DevOps, SecOps and other X-Ops […] Read More

VMworld 2019 Review – Project Pacific is a Stroke of Kubernetes Genius… but not without a catch!

Kubernetes Kubernetes, Kubernetes… say Kubernetes one more time… I dare you! If it wasn’t clear what the key take away from VMworld 2019 was last week in San Francisco then I’ll repeat it one more time… Kubernetes! It was something which I predicted prior to the event in my session breakdown. And all jokes aside, […] Read More

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