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Police API Stop and Search lookup with Streamlit

Police API Stop and Search lookup with Streamlit Following on from the quick API demo I built for the Vehicle Enquiry Service API, I wanted to revisit some work I’d previously done that used the UK Police Data API along with metabase and other technologies to help interrogate public policing data. Using the streamlit library […]

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Vehicle Enquiry Service API Lookup Demo

Vehicle Enquiry Service API Lookup Demo The Goal To build a web based application that allows the retrieval of vehicle information from the UK DVLA Vehicle Enquiry Service API and package that in a container for simplified distribution.  A Vehicle Enquiry Service API Lookup Demo if you like.  I’m building this because I find it […]

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Pets, Cattle, Ants and a Lone Wolf

Pets, Cattle, Ants Pets vs cattle as an analogy to manage IT assets and cloud infrastructure is a decade old.  Even before this observation bacame commonplace, this is something that I’d seen first-hand.  When I came into the IT industry, I was often supporting assets named after Knights of the Round Table, Lord of the […]

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PowerShell within CloudConfig – Disk Identification Formatting and Labelling

In a previous post I’d worked through a few issues with formatting and labelling disks with PowerShell and part of a CloudConfig element.  I had someone get in touch with a similar issue linked to how they could use PowerShell within CloudConfig to provide Disk Identification Formatting and Labelling, for disks being added across multiple […]

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PowerShell CloudConfig and vRealize Cloud Assembly

Adventures with PowerShell, CloudConfig and vRealize Cloud Assembly This week I had a customer with some errors trying to use the following componenets together: PowerShell, CloudConfig, and cloudbase-init within a Cloud Assembly blueprint.  To put it bluntly, the code was not running correctly.  The customer could run the code locally without any issue.  However, as […]

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PowerShell – Discover Secure boot enabled Hosts

PowerShell – Discover Secure boot enabled Hosts As sometimes happens someone from the community got in touch to ask me the question below. “I’m currently banging my head against the proverbial trying to understand the Get-EsxCli command. What I am after is a listing of Secure-boot Enabled or disabled against all are ESXi hosts using […]

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Unable to access public load-balanced IPs on Azure Tanzu Kubernetes Grid cluster

This week I spent some time working through the excellent guides from Saintdle to build new TKG management and workload clusters in Azure. I could write up my own how to and deployment guide here, However, Dean has done a fantastic job of documenting the deployment of the TKG resources within Azure, look no further […]

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VMware PowerCLI PowerShell 5 or 7

I got asked the following today. “Can I install PowerShell 7 on Windows 10, but still use VMware PowerCLI 12 ?” Based on the public compatibility matrix documentation for VMware PowerCLI 12.0 the question was prompted because the answer is ostensibly no. Because of this table in the documentation under Installation Prerequisites; OS Type .NET […]

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My Journey into Tech

After having an unintentional break from blogging after a busy period I’m excited to start a new series. This is all going to be able how to navigate the world of IT as a millennial or generation z plus whoever’s next, I’m not claiming to have all the answers but I hope after spending the […]

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VMware PowerShell VM Console Connections

VMware PowerShell VM Console Connections Here is a quick outline of how you can use PowerShell to interrogate and change the configuration of the number of VM console connections permitted to connect to a virtual machine. The main focus of attention here is “RemoteDisplay.maxConnections” which can be used to limit the number of simultaneous connections […]

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