Is VMware Building a DevOps Framework for the…

Is @VMware Building a DevOps Framework for the Masses? Is VMware Building a DevOps Framework for the… While Cloud Native Applications and DevOps are generating massive amounts of hype, the ability of IT organizations to execute on this vision outside of Silicon Valley is often being questioned. VMware’s Cloud-Native Apps group is putting together an […]

You won’t want to miss our newly added DevOps…

DevOps @ VMworld keeps getting better and better… You won’t want to miss our newly added DevOps… For the first time ever, there will be a DevOps mini conference at VMworld! This 3-day event will include 25+ developer workshops, guest speakers, and a live hackathon! Newly added to our keynote lineup is Steve Herrod, managing […]

Automating F5 AFM Using vCO Dynamic Types and vCAC – Part 2

This post is a continuation of Automating F5 AFM Using vCO Dynamic Types and vCAC – Part 1. In this post I will cover how the F5 Dynamic Object types were created and how to leverage these objects with vCAC. Again a big thanks to Christophe Decanini and Marc Chisinevski for this example. vCO F5 […]

Automating F5 AFM Using vCO Dynamic Types and vCAC – Part 1

So recently I have been working with Automating F5 BIG-IP for PaaS using vCloud Automation Center and vCloud Application Director. I must admit it has been really interesting work as automating the industry leading load balancer with vCAC for PaaS deployment really shows how the SDDC can come together. So I thought I would post […]

Intergrating vCloud Application Director (Linux VM) with vCenter Orchastrator

So I have been using vCloud Application Director (or vCloud Automation Center Application Services) a fair bit recently which is VMware’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) life-cycle management add-on to vCloud Automation Center. Although it is a great product for orchestrating multi-tier application platform deployment, one feature that is currently lacking in my opinion is […]

Intergrating VSAN Observer with vCOps

So I haven’t posted in a while <insert excuse here> however it’s time to get back into it. So I thought I would start with integrating VSAN Observer into a vCOps Dashboard. The VSAN Observer is probably best described by Rawlinson as “The VSAN Observer is packaged with vSphere 5.5 vCenter Server. The VSAN observer is […]

VM Large Pages, TPS and ASLR

In an earlier vCOps post I discussed how Large Pages effect consumed memory and how analyzing VM memory usage by Demand (or Active Memory), can give potentially misleading right-sizing recommendations. In this post I will go into detail around the common subject of the effect of Large Pages on Transparent Page Sharing (TPS) and consumed […]

vCAC – Adding VM’s to Specific AD OU’s

Continuing on from my last post on vCAC – Adding Domain Selection to IaaS Blueprints I thought I would post on a common request for adding virtual machines to specific Active Directory OU’s during the provisioning process. The Problem? Using a vCenter Customization allows a VM to join the domain, however how can we influence […]

vCAC – Adding Domain Selection to IaaS Blueprints

So I thought I would take a break from blogging about vCOps and go through some frequently asked questions for vCloud Automation Center  (vCAC). vCAC 6 is shaping up to be a great product and with the power of integrated vCO there is almost nothing 🙂 it can’t do. Before I start going into some […]

Tuning vCOps for your environment – Part 5 – Capacity Management Tuning

In this next post I will finish off discussing Capacity Management and give all my recommended Capacity Management Policy settings for Production Server and VDI environments as well as the rational behind each major policy decision. This post continues on from my last post which covers the problems with capacity management reporting if policies are […]