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VMware HCX Licensing

Following on the migration theme just recently, I’ve had a lot of queries over the past month related to VMware HCX licensing, so thought I’d pull this post together for reference. Remind me what is HCX again? VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX), in its own words is: “an application mobility platform, simplifies application migration, rebalances workloads and optimizes disaster recovery across data centers and clouds. HCX enables high-performance, large-scale app mobility across VMware vSphere and… Read More »VMware HCX Licensing

Mapping the Rationale for Hybrid and Cloud DCs

Mapping the Rationale for Hybrid and Cloud DCs It seems like where ever you look across the public cloud landscape you will find a partnership between VMware and Hyperscaler.  Far from 2020 being the year of VDI, it seems to be the year to move your VMware workloads, as VMware workloads, into a Hyperscalers cloud.  The current portfolio for public cloud providers where you can run VMware workloads is very impressive; VMware Cloud on AWS… Read More »Mapping the Rationale for Hybrid and Cloud DCs

What is the role of Robotic Process Automation in Digital Transformation?

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What is the role of Robotic Process Automation in Digital Transformation? I was recently asked a few questions that got me thinking what is the role of Robotic Process Automation in Digital Transformation? So what prompted that? Well, I had the privilege of presenting globally to my VMware colleagues as part of the internal RADIO conference. “RADIO is VMware’s unique, internal, three-day technical conference that brings together more than 1,400 of our worldwide engineers. We… Read More »What is the role of Robotic Process Automation in Digital Transformation?

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

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Interrogating Public Police Data with open-source technology and serverless methods ##* Update, the dashboards are currently Online (July 6th).  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 via @virtual_simon *## I’ll preface with a few of the resources I’ve used so far in my Azure study journey 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions… Read More »Interrogating Public Police Data with open-source technology and serverless methods

Interrogating data using modern applications

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Interrogating data using modern applications I love working with data and with visualisations. I am often at my happiest when working with a large data set trying to find the answer to questions or trying to present data in a way that make it more accessible without losing its meaning.  In the UK, government departments are duty bound to publish figures about all manner of things from health and education to the economy and crime. … Read More »Interrogating data using modern applications

Tanzu Mission Control – Adding a vSphere 7 Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster

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Tanzu Mission Control – Adding a vSphere 7 Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster One of the great parts of my job is that I get to collaborate and learn from some seriously clever folk in my team and across the company.  Over the past few weeks I’ve been working in the same lab as Dean Lewis.  We’ve been exploring Cloud Foundation 4, Tanzu, Bitnami, Openshift and how those components integrate with the existing VMware SDDC portfolio. Tanzu… Read More »Tanzu Mission Control – Adding a vSphere 7 Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster

vROPs Dashboards – Kubernetes Namespaces

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vROPs Dashboards – Kubernetes Namespaces ***Dashboard now available on VMware Code and GitHub*** A few weeks ago I installed the vROPs management pack for container monitoring, which provides a great overview of the kubernetes cluster, nodes and pods in the environment. This dashboard is built from the context of the containers world adaptor and is pulling information from the kubernetes estate using cAdvisor.  As mentioned above the default dashboard views are built around the cluster,… Read More »vROPs Dashboards – Kubernetes Namespaces

Import Azure Rate Card to vROPs

Import Azure Rate Card to vROPs I’ve been working with a customer over the last day or so to import their Azure cost information (or Azure rate card) into vROPs so that they can run a what-if analysis to plan a migration to the public cloud. Within vROPs we have the option to upload our public cloud rate cards into the service, so the the data that is provided from the service reflects the actual… Read More »Import Azure Rate Card to vROPs

VMware Cloud Foundation – Can’t deploy vRealize as no AVN is available

VMware Cloud Foundation – Can’t deploy vRealize as no AVN is available For reasons entirely of my own making when I deployed my current lab, I did not create the VCF AVN networks during deployment.  This wasn’t a problem at the time as I was focused on vSphere with kubernetes.  However, I did come to regret this just recently as in particular I wanted to deploy vROPs and explore the kubernetes integration that is available… Read More »VMware Cloud Foundation – Can’t deploy vRealize as no AVN is available