VRO to delete lots of virtual switches in NSX

I created a workflow to create 5000 virtual switches in NSX… which was cool.  But it did create 5000 virtual switches which now needed to be deleted.  So I created a new workflow to delete[…]

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vRealize Orchestrator scaling with 4K displays

I ran into this issue this week.   vRealize Orchestrator with Windows 10 on 4K displays makes the UI so small not even my seven year old could read it.   For those lucky enough to have[…]

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vRO Action to return virtual machines with a specific tag

I am a huge fan of tags in vSphere.   Meta data is the king for modular control and policy based administration.   I wrote a action for a lab I presented at VMUG sessions.   It takes[…]

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Learning vRealize Orchestrator

Recently I provided a lab to learn vRealize Orchestrator to the Austin VMUG.   It’s been too long since I attended a VMUG meeting due to moving to Dallas.   It was great to meet new peers[…]

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Basic NSX Network virtualization setup

This post will go over the basic setup for network virtualization in NSX.  This is nothing new or exciting but I figured I would share as more users are deploying NSX in their home labs[…]

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Advice to VCDX candidates from a Double VCDX

“Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.”  – Drake Update: I have updated the wording on the constraints section to reflect a Twitter comment from Martijn Baecke‏ thanks for the fix[…]

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Redeploy NSX Edges to a different cluster / datacenter

First Issue my bad I ran into an interesting issue in my home lab.  I recently replaced all my older HP servers with Intel NUC’s.  I could not be happier with the results.   Once I[…]

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Public cloud has forced change

Readers will immediately cry foul of this title.   Public cloud adoption is not huge and even in the most die hard cloud only shops it’s only around 40%.   I believe public cloud has[…]

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Double your storage capacity without buying a new storage shelf

I spent a good portion of my career moving storage from one array to another.   The driver is normally something like this: Cost of older array (life cycle time) New capacity, speed or feature[…]

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