Kubernetes Anywhere and PhotonOS Template

Experimenting with Kubernetes to orchestrate and manage containers? If you are like me and already have a lot invested in vSphere (time, infra, knowledge) you might be exctied to use Kubernetes Anywhere to deploy it quickly. I won’t re-write the instruction found here: https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes-anywhere It works with Google Compure Engine Azure vSphere The vSphere option […]

PureStorage + REST API + Splunk = Fun with Data about Data

A few months back I posted a powershell script to post Pure Storage data directly into VMware vCenter Operations Manager (now called vRealize Operations). Inspiration hit me like a brick when a big customer of mine said, “Do you have a plugin for Splunk?” He already wrote some scripts in python to pull data from […]

Build IP Management Server with Ubuntu, GIT and Nmap

Have 25 Vlans in your lab and Storage, Servers, Switches and other equipment all over the place? Build a good Ubuntu box If you need more help on this leave some comments. It is pretty straight forward. Be sure to select openssh server as a role. After you login: Remember to $sudo apt-get update $sudo […]

Book Review: Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator

So to be 100% honest I have had this book on my desk for several months. Just staring at me. Calling my name. VMware press provided this copy to me along with Mike Laverick’s SRM book and so I am finally going to review the first one. Cody Bunch does an amazing job of breaking […]

Leadership in the Cloud (And everywhere else)

This is really a post about leadership in general, but I like to apply it to our industry. I am totally cool if you take these concepts and apply them elsewhere. In any work environment there is constant posturing, politicing, conflicting, that has nothing to do with the actual cause of the workplace. I am […]

Some Reality for us Infrastructure Peeps or Apps are cool too

Don’t’ you just love double titles? For many years I have been an infrastructure guy. I really liked how the cables, and processors and Memory and blinking lights worked. Applications were often the necessary evil tolerated so that I can play with cool technology. During my own journey toward learning about the cloud it becomes […]

Update Manager Problem after 4.1 Upgrade

A quick note to hopefully publicize a problem I had which I see is discussed in the VMware Community Forums already. After building a new vCenter Server and Upgrading the vSphere 4.0 databases for vCenter and Update Manager. I noticed I could not scan hosts that were upgraded to 4.1. To be fair, by upgrading […]