Over the last month or so I have had two customers inquire about vROPS’s ability to perform cross-cluster storage vmotions in order to enforce business intent or multi-cluster workload optimization. Being the eager wet-behind the ear SE that I am, I set it up in my lab with some vSAN datastores and it worked! Success! …Read More
- Feb 25, 2020
You may be arriving here having expected some different content. Perhaps you arrived expecting some content related to triathlon, only to be surprised by IT related content – sorry for that! For many years I have “maintained” three blogs, which means three instances of the blog software and content related to it. I …Read More
Last week I had an unfortunate experience; I ignored the expiration warning of a bunch of nested ESXi hosts and allowed the license to expire. Rather then logging into a bunch of individual hosts to apply a key, I wrote a quick script that will connect to vCenter, ensure all the licenses are the correct one, and then …Read More
Today we will be diving into each section of our packer json file and their purpose. This is the third post of a planned four part series: Let’s Build an image pipeline! (part 1) – Setting up the Jenkins CICD pipeline Let’s Build an image pipeline! (part 1.5) – Jenkins needs some credentials! Let’s Build an image …Read More
Note: I enjoy writing, but often find myself not doing so simply because it can take a lot of effort to write a “good” post. In an effort to post more regularly, I’m planning to post more frequent short write-ups of things I am doing in my lab.
One of the most overlooked aspects of your management infrastructure is …Read More
- Apr 22, 2019
This week I was able to attend the Wisconsin VMUG UserCon. In the past I was always hesitant to go to these as I assumed that I wouldn’t be able to learn anything new. I always figured I know what I need to know technically, what am I possible going to encounter that will increase my technical knowledge. In other …Read More
It took me, not unsurprisingly, longer then expected to sit down and write this post. Primarily because I am a little in shock that I actually achieved this, but also because imposter syndrome kicked in a bit, and really I simply needed time to sort through all the emotions I experienced: euphoria, disbelief, let …Read More
Back in February, I decided that I was going to seriously pursue getting my VCDX certification. This is not only a big deal because of the amount of work that it requires, but because for the past 15 or so years I have shunned the pursuit of any and all certifications.
After completing all the pre-requisite exams, I …Read More
OK, I know that the title to this post is a bit of a oxymoran. ECMP Active/Passive? Isn’t ECMP about active/active/active/active/…. ? Yes it is, but imagine a scenario where you are building your NSX-v deployment across two campuses, with datacenter firewalls upstream – making it important that you ensure data flow …Read More
- Jun 27, 2018
Earlier this month I took the VCAP 6 DCV – Deploy exam to round out my VCIX 6.5 certification. Previously, I mentioned how important I felt time management was during the VCAP 6.5 DCV – Design exam, well that exam had nothing on the Deploy exam. I used the entire duration and probably could have used another 30 to 40 …Read More