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vRealise Orchestrator 8.0.1 installation errors

vRealise Orchestrator 8.0.1 installation errors As part of something else that I’ve been working on I needed to install vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) into the lab.  I’d not installed the latest versions of vRO but I was aware that the architecture had changed from earlier versions, and was now built upon kubernetes. vRO Deployment vRO is deployed from an OVA downloaded from the MyVMware portal, the file for vRO 8.0.1 has the catch name of “O11N_VA-8.0.1.7355-15296158_OVF10.ova”. … Read More »vRealise Orchestrator 8.0.1 installation errors

vROPs management pack for Container monitoring

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vROPs management pack for Container monitoring Available on the VMware solution exchange is a Management pack for monitoring containers, I recently had a look at Project Octant as a cool way to visualise a Kubernetes cluster and even troubleshoot issues.  Octant gives a great view of the cluster, but perhaps not in the wider infrastructure context, so I wanted to install and look at vROPs monitoring the Tanzu Kubernetes clusters I’ve deployed. cAdvisor Installation The… Read More »vROPs management pack for Container monitoring

Use an image hosted on Harbor – vSphere image registry

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Use an image hosted on Harbor – vSphere image registry Last post I added an image to the vSphere image registry, which is great – but how can I actually use that image? The image I uploaded was for busybox, which provides access to a range of simple UNIX tools.  What I’m going to demonstrate is how to run the image from the image repository, demonstrate some basic commands in the busybox pod and how… Read More »Use an image hosted on Harbor – vSphere image registry

Push an image to Harbor – vSphere embedded image registry

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Push an image to the vSphere embedded image registry Harbor is used to provide an image registry service to namespaces provisioned on vSphere – it can be deployed from a single click within the vSphere cluster configuration.  Once it has been deployed, you’ll be presented with a link to connect to the Harbor UI. Login to Harbor UI using vSphere SSO credentials, browse to the project and repository you want to work with and download… Read More »Push an image to Harbor – vSphere embedded image registry

vSphere Kubernetes – Force deleting stuck ‘terminating’ namespaces and contexts

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Like many vSphere administrators and architects following the release of vSphere 7 and VMware Cloud Foundation 4 I’ve been upgrading my lab and starting to play with the VMware Tanzu Portfolio.  I’m not going to detail how to get that working, Cormac Hogan and David Stamen have put together great guides for that.  This post is just posting a fix for a problem that I’ve encountered in the lab Namespaces and Contexts stuck ‘terminating’ Something… Read More »vSphere Kubernetes – Force deleting stuck ‘terminating’ namespaces and contexts

vSAN Orphaned Objects

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I recently got asked a question about how to managed orphaned objects in vSAN, previously with VMFS this was being managed with a PowerShell script, but the customer couldn’t get it to work with vSAN.  Which is expected behaviour as managing these vSAN namespace associations/objects is not possible via the GUI or script. Instead these namespaces can be managed using RVC or the Ruby vSphere Console if required. The following blog details the use of… Read More »vSAN Orphaned Objects

Deploying Multiple VMs with ARM Templates or how to use ‘Copy’ and ‘CopyIndex’

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Deploying Multiple VMs with ARM Templates or how to use ‘Copy’ and ‘CopyIndex’ I’ll preface with a few of the resources I’ve used so far in my Azure study journey Tools, Resources and Progress If you’ve been following this series of posts (can you call two posts a series?), then you will have the tools, resources, tempates and scripts to; Deploy a new Network and subnet containing an IaaS AD controller into an Azure subscription.… Read More »Deploying Multiple VMs with ARM Templates or how to use ‘Copy’ and ‘CopyIndex’

Deploy a VM add to an existing AD Domain and Network in IaaS with Azure ARM

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Deploy a VM add to an existing AD Domain and Network in IaaS with Azure ARM

I’ll preface with a few of the resources I’ve used so far in my Azure study journey

The story so far.

Tools installed and scripts configured! In the post we ran through the step by step creation of an IaaS AD controller, deployed to Azure using ARM and DSC.  One of the elements that I didn’t focus in on was the heavy that was done during the IaaS AD controller deployment to create and configure the Virtual Network.Read More »Deploy a VM add to an existing AD Domain and Network in IaaS with Azure ARM

Deploy an AD Domain in IaaS to Azure with ARM and DSC

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Deploy an AD Domain in IaaS to Azure with ARM and DSC

I’ll preface with a few of the resources I’ve used so far in my Azure study journey

Quick Update

I’ve been working with Ravello to build out a vSphere environment, but have had to put that on hold just for the moment to take a closer look at Azure.  I’ve been working with Azure for a while in a hands off capacity that has been rewarding in the complexity, but lacking in hands on opportunities.   A chance presented itself to get back hands on with Azure and I’ve jumped at the chance to get back hands on.Read More »Deploy an AD Domain in IaaS to Azure with ARM and DSC

Cloud lab progress and Ravello thoughts

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Cloud lab progress

The cloud lab is progressing well.  It is taking longer than I would like.  However, it is providing me with valuable hands on time.

I had to rework the design of the lab, this wasn’t down to technical limitations, it was down to performance.  With the limitations in place on the Ravello hosts (4 CPU and 16 GB RAM) it just not was fast enough to run a vSphere embedded VCSA.Read More »Cloud lab progress and Ravello thoughts