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Written by Christopher Lewis on November 27, 2018 .
At this years VMworld Europe Hackathon, I was a part of Team #PowerVKE, founding members: Chris Porter ( @uprightvinyl ) (Team Leader) Christopher Lewis ( @thecloudxpert ) Dave Simpson ( @bfd_diplomacy ) Stephen Hackers ( @StephenHackers ) Tony Cota ( @VMXBandit ) Colin Westwater ( @cwestwater ) Dominik Zorgnotti ( @DominikZ ) Team PowerVKE (Image courtesy of @StephenHackers) PowerVKE is a PowerShell module that can be used to connect to VMware’s Kubernetes Engine (VKE).
Written by Christopher Lewis on November 8, 2018 .
VMworld 2018 started quickly for me. After taking the 10:20 BA Flight from Heathrow I landed at ~13:30 local time. I had just enough time to drop the bags at the hotel before heading to the #vRetreat. We were being hosted by Patrick Redknap and sponsored by Cohesity . #vRetreat This was my first experience of the #vRetreat concept and I wasn’t disappointed. The session was given by Cohesity’s charismatic CTO - Global Field, Rawlinson Rivera ( @punchingclouds ) who talked both about their current portfolio and Vision.
Written by Christopher Lewis on October 17, 2018 .
Just a short one for this post. Read all about my views on VMware Cloud on AWS (VMConAWS) in this new article . TL:DR Version VMConAWS is an #awesome joint proposition from VMware and AWS but like with most Public Cloud Platforms/Services, it isn’t without its barriers to adoption. However, we have to remember that the service is in initial availability so therefore it is expected that the service may have some limitations and options that are not available right now.
Written by Christopher Lewis on October 8, 2018 .
Introduction I have been working on deploying VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) 1.2 for a customer into their environment. One of the customer requirements was to be able to use SSO and RBAC with vRSLCM. The only way to this in vRSLCM is to VMware Identity Manager (VIDM). Whilst this process is semi-automated, it hasn’t been as easy as it should have been. Following on from my initial article ( VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – The tale of SSO and RBAC ) I came up against another issue that I thought was worth sharing.
Written by Christopher Lewis on October 7, 2018 .
Introduction Recently I was asked to deliver a solution for VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) 1.2 for a customer to support their requirement for content management between VMware vRealize Automation 7.3.1 environments. The reason we decided to use vRSLCM rather than VMware vRealize CodeStream Management Pack for IT DevOps (AKA Houdini) was we wanted to future proof the solution. If you didn’t know, from VMware vRealize Automation 7.4 onward, the Houdini functionality has been deprecated and is not supported.
Written by Christopher Lewis on September 25, 2018 .
The Session Builder for the VMworld Europe 2018 content catalog is now live! So if you’re going to be in Barcelona in November, you best head on over to the VMworld Scheduler site and get your sessions booked in before the spaces run out! My VMworld Focus Areas Personally, I will try to limit my focus to three main themes this year because there really isn’t enough time in the 3-4 days:
Written by Christopher Lewis on June 19, 2018 .
VMware have just released the latest version of their networking monitoring tool, VMware vRealize Network Insight 3.8. The cool new features include: vRealize Log Insight integration. Increased monitoring of AWS Availability Zones. Cisco ASA support. Check out the Release Notes
Written by Christopher Lewis on June 19, 2018 .
If I get to go to VMworld in Barcelona this year it will be my 3rd time in 3 years (I think that makes me Alumni). It will also be the 2nd time that I have self funded my trip to the VMware annual conference. Who should be going to VMworld? If you work with VMware technologies and want to understand more about VMware’s different products from the experts and consultants who deliver the best and most complex environments, then it is the ideal place to get that knowledge.
Written by Christopher Lewis on June 11, 2018 .
With the release of VMware vSphere 6.7, the feature parity between the legacy flex and HTML5 client is getting closer. In addition, with the release of VMware NSX-v 6.4.1 more VMware NSX-v features are also available in the HTML5 client (as seen below). Note: At one of the keynotes at VMworld 2017 Europe, Ray O’farrell committed to the HTML5 client would have FULL feature parity at the next MAJOR release.
Written by Christopher Lewis on June 6, 2018 .
I’m extremely humbled to make the cut for this 2018 intake of the vExpert vSAN program. I’m in the company of some titans of the community! Congrats to everyone who made it! See the full announcement here . That’s 3 out of 3 sub-designations to the vExpert program! Now I just need to somehow keep them all!
- The Top 6 Reasons to Visit the Hands-on Labs @ VMware Explore Barcelona 2023
- Top 10 Things to Know Before You Go @ VMware Explore Barcelona 2023
- VMware Aria Automation Advanced Workload Placement using Allocation-based Capacity Metrics
- Using the vRSLCM API to Deploy vRealize Automation SaltStack Config (Single Node)
- Using the Aria Automation API to configure a Cloud Account for VMware Cloud Director