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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Should IT build a castle or a mobile home?

So I have many hobbies to keep my mind busy during idle times… like when driving a car.   One of my favorite hobbies is to identify the best candidate locations to live in if[…]

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Perfect deployments of OS with automation

I have spend the last few years working in enterprise shops and enjoying the challenges they bring.   I find a number of my peers are hired for a single use case or implementation and[…]

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Nutanix and Acropolis test drive for $1 an hour

Catchy title eh?  Well I have been wanting to test drive Nutanix community edition for a while now.  It allows you to set up a Nutanix cluster on  almost any hardware.  It also runs Nutanix’s[…]

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Journey to an Automated Cloud Part 1

Are you ready to automate everything?  Does you boss want some of that cloud?   Well everywhere I turn people want to get into the cloud.  They all want a vendor product to provide the[…]

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vSphere 6.0 What excites me

Yesterday VMware announced the general release of vSphere 6.0.   It is not yet available for download or install but it’s exciting.  There are lots of really awesome new features and improvements.  I want to[…]

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Managing your family cloud in a industrialized world

Managing your family farm in an industrialized world I have spent a good portion of the last year attempting to work with customers to convert their infrastructure from each application being unique to a streamlined[…]

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Vcloud Director virtual machine unable to TCP to internet

Wierd one here I was working inside a vcloud org and I had a new virtual machine unable to browse the internet.  DNS would work… traceroute would work… at first I figured it was a[…]

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