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 soon as the same PowerShell was included within a CloudConfig element it did not work and they could not understand… Read More »PowerShell CloudConfig and vRealize Cloud Assembly
Application Ontology I’ve been thinking about the different services, policies and functions that support the delivery of applications to individual lines of business. Many of the organisations seem to struggle with this more than anything else in moving toward cloud adoption. As I’m often found saying “the technology can pretty much be made to do anything, the difficulty comes in first knowing what you want to do and then how you want to manage that”.… Read More »Application Ontology
The impact of gravity on the cloud, what am I talking about now… Gravity is defined as “the force that attracts a body towards the centre of the earth”, that can be extrapolated onwards to state “or towards any other physical body having mass”. It’s a force that has shape everything in our universe. Which is interesting. A topic that people take a life time investigating and exploring, but why am I writing about gravity… Read More »The impact of gravity on the Cloud
Having worn both my fingers and my laptop battery down trying to keep up with the previous sessions in the day, I didn’t live blog the general session. In brief, lots of numbers about how well the various product streams within VMware are performing. However, in my opinion the session really started to ‘sparkle’ when Joe Baguley took to the stage. Joe’s presentation to the conference focused on the sheer volume of change that VMware… Read More »VMware EMPOWER – General Session Day One
It’s widely acknowledged that to understand the present, and to try and predict the future you must know and understand the past.
The current data centre landscape is a complex place. Virtualisation of compute resources with VMware has been the de facto standard for over a decade. The move to software defined infrastructure has been gathering momentum and VMware’s vision for the software defined data centre (SDDC) looks set to augment vSphere offerings and continue to dominate the private data centre landscape.
So how did we get here? How did we go from that initial wow factor that came from first experiencing VMotion to the VMware SDDC? I think it all comes down to one building block.Read More »Software Defined – How did we get here?