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PowerShell within CloudConfig – Disk Identification Formatting and Labelling

  • simon 

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 SCSI controllers. Thanks again to Dean and Chris, for providing environments for me to test against and validating the logic.… Read More »PowerShell within CloudConfig – Disk Identification Formatting and Labelling

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 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

VMware Tanzu Up Close Virtual Event

  • simon 

VMware Tanzu Up Close Virtual Event The VMware Tanzu Solution Engineering team is opening up to run a day of demos on April 27th VMware Tanzu brings a raft of new possibilities to the vSphere platform and beyond, providing capabilities and services to build and scale cloud applications anywhere. At the event attendees will learn how the VMware Tanzu portfolio can help organizations gain flexibility and scalability in your modern application landscape. Provide a feature-rich… Read More »VMware Tanzu Up Close Virtual Event

Interrogating Public Police Data with open-source technology and serverless methods

  • simon 

Interrogating Public Police Data with open-source technology and serverless methods ##* Update, the dashboards are currently Offline (June 17th).  This was built as an educational tools and to demonstrate the art of the possible.  If you are interested in funding or rebuilding within your own cloud subscription please contact me*## I wrote previously about using open source technologies to interrogate public data, having used Docker images and kubernetes to build this solution I wanted to… Read More »Interrogating Public Police Data with open-source technology and serverless methods

Application Ontology

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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

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

Skyline Collector connect vCenter Server

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Skyline Collector connect vCenter Server Working with a customer last week I came across an interesting gotcha when connecting the Skyline Collector to vCenter. I picked up the case as the customer was having difficulty gathering logs for a case raised with VMware GSS, they couldn’t log into the console of the collector as root and were not clear how to extract logs even if they could login. Resetting the root password So firstly I… Read More »Skyline Collector connect vCenter Server

VMware EMPOWER – General Session Day One

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

Software Defined – How did we get here?

  • simon 

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?