I haven’t done one of these VMware Update release posts in a while… Having attended the #vExpert pre-brief a couple weeks back I thought there was enough relevant goodness to share. It’s been such an interesting time in our industry over the past 12-18 months and this vSphere 7 and vSAN 7 Update 2 release […] Read More
vSphere 7 Announcement – Project Pacific is Finally Here!
It didn’t seem that long ago that at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco where VMware announced Project Pacific. At the time I wrote about how I thought that it was a stroke of Kubernetes genius. After going through all the subsequent pre release and NDA materials and having played a little bit with the Project […] Read More
Quick Fix: Deploying Multiple Ubuntu 18.04 VMs From Template with DHCP Results Same in IP Allocation
In the continuing work I’ve been doing with Terraform, i’ve come across a number of gotchyas when working with VM Templates and deploying them on mass. The nature of the work is that i’m creating and destroying VMs often. Generally speaking I like using Static IP addresses but for the project i’m working on I […] 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
Quick Fix – ESXi loses all Network Configuration… but still runs?
I had a really strange situation pop up in one of my lab environments over the weekend. vSAN Health was reporting that one of the hosts had lost networking connectivity to the rest of the cluster. This is something i’ve seen intermittently at times so waited for the condition to clear up. When it didn’t […] Read More
AWS Outposts and VMware…Hybridity Defined!
Now that AWS re:Invent 2018 has well and truly passed…the biggest industry shift to come out of the event from my point of view was the fact that AWS are going full guns blazing into the on-premises world. With the announcement of AWS Outposts the long held belief that the public cloud is the panacea […] Read More
vSphere 6.7 Update 1 – Top New Features and Platform Supportability
Last week VMware released vSphere 6.7 Update 1. While the buzz around this release was less than the previous release it still contains a ton of enhancements for vCenter, ESXi and vSAN. Like 6.7 before it, this is a lot more than a point release and represents a significant upgrade from vSphere 6.7. Looking through […] Read More
vSphere 6.7 – What’s in it for Service Providers Part 1
A few weeks ago after much anticipation VMware released vSphere 6.7. Like 6.5 before it, this is a lot more than a point release and represents a major upgrade from vSphere 6.5. There is so much packed into this new release that there is an official page with separate blog posts talking about the features […] Read More