vRealize Automation 8.1 – General Enhancements (Part 1)

Setting up vRealize Automation 8.1 with VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) for workload domains Utilizing the Simple Wizard Setup => Very Easy and Simple right!!! Custom Resources Finally having it!!! We have introduced the ability to create custom resources in Cloud Assembly. Custom Resources allow you to define anything as a resource that can be used … Continue reading vRealize Automation 8.1 – General Enhancements (Part 1)

What’s New in vRealize Automation 8.1

As announced on march 10th by VMware a new strategy and expansion of portifolio has taken place. It's always important for us to keep fresh within new releases and mainly on company view and how they foreseen the acceleration within their products to market. Having said that, I won't tell about vSphere 7, Tanzu or … Continue reading What’s New in vRealize Automation 8.1

Evolving vRealize Automation 8 and VMware Cloud – Detailed Information (Part 2)

Part 1 here Image Mappings All Public Clouds or Private Clouds has it's own template image to be used. Using Image Mappings you will be able to map a OS into respective Image version. As example: OS: "Windows" | AWS it will be mapped to "Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Base with Containers" | vSphere "MyWindowsServer2019Template..." … Continue reading Evolving vRealize Automation 8 and VMware Cloud – Detailed Information (Part 2)

vRA 7.5/7.6 – Change / Set Deployment Name during Provisioning with EBS & vRO

The Problem Since vRA 7.5 we have the option to change the Name & Description of our Deployment via the UI as shown below: But what if we would like to Change a Deployment's Name programatically? What if we would like to set it during provisioning to match our VM's Name for example? Can we … Continue reading vRA 7.5/7.6 – Change / Set Deployment Name during Provisioning with EBS & vRO

VMworld 2019 – Recap Day 3: Bear Grylls, HCI Keynote, Meet The Experts, VMworld Fest

Wednesday 06/11/2019 As usual I started the day with the General Session on VMworld featuring some product demos supporting VMware’s Vision & Strategy. Bear Grylls also joined the stage as guest speaker outlining his take on life, providing some change from the technology content. Next up I joined the Keynote Session on HCI ‘The Foundation … Continue reading VMworld 2019 – Recap Day 3: Bear Grylls, HCI Keynote, Meet The Experts, VMworld Fest

Evolving vRealize Automation 8 and VMware Cloud – Detailed Information (Part 1)

VMworld Barcelona 2019 - Evolving vRealize Automation [HBO1323BE] Brief Description: VMware vRealize Automation has been the gold standard in private cloud automation for quite some time. However, like all things, it's time to grow. Join this deep dive to learn how vRealize Automation is evolving into vRealize Automation Cloud and vRealize Automation .Next. Expect live … Continue reading Evolving vRealize Automation 8 and VMware Cloud – Detailed Information (Part 1)

VMworld 2019 – Recap Day 2: VMware’s Vision, Pulse IoT Center, Pat Gelsinger @vExpertParty

Tuesday 05/11/2019 The 2nd day of VMworld started of with the general session which outlined VMware’s vision, strategy and some tangible customer cases. The first tech session for me was about Pulse IoT Center. A promising way to manage your IoT devices like sensors, cameras etc. focusing on your Edge Environment. After lunch, we did … Continue reading VMworld 2019 – Recap Day 2: VMware’s Vision, Pulse IoT Center, Pat Gelsinger @vExpertParty

VMworld 2019 – Recap Day 1: ITQ on Stage, VCDX workshop, VCF & HCX!

Monday 04/11/2019 It’s my first VMworld ever and the first day has been an educational journey! Together with some ITQ colleagues we started of the day with the VCDX workshop. They shared with us clear tips and thorough information on how to embark upon the VCDX road. The VCDX community is always willingly to help … Continue reading VMworld 2019 – Recap Day 1: ITQ on Stage, VCDX workshop, VCF & HCX!

Kubernetes Workshop VMworld 2019 Barcelona

Session ID: Run Kubernetes on VMware [KUB2073WER] Brief description: Whether you are a VI admin working with vSphere, a DevOps engineer or a Developer you might have seen requests to work with Containers. If you are already working with VMware solutions in your enterprise wouldn't it be great to leverage those solutions to work on … Continue reading Kubernetes Workshop VMworld 2019 Barcelona

Home Lab on a budget: 32 cores – 96 GB RAM – 2 TB SSD = 661 euro

After a couple of busy months and a long holiday, I want to share with you a little project that I was working on: A very own Home Lab! I want to be able to play around with new VMware products, test out different use cases and scenarios in my own separate environment and mess … Continue reading Home Lab on a budget: 32 cores – 96 GB RAM – 2 TB SSD = 661 euro