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Enable vCenter High Availability with vRealize Orchestrator
21/09/2018 | Sam

Just a quick post today to cover a new vRO action and workflow I’ve uploaded to GitHub that configures vCenter High Availability in the basic mode. This is based on William Lam’s excellent PowerShell module that does the same, but using vRO. I also hope to release a version for the advanced mode based on […]

Things we can look forward to seeing in #vROps 7.0
06/09/2018 | Simon

I did a quick search online and could not find a collated list so, by way of a quick summary from all the VMworld 2018 announcements and comments my good friend and PM for vRealize Operations Sunny Dua has made, I have collated a list of what we can expect to see in the next iteration […]

Monitoring temperature and humidity with a Raspberry Pi 3, DHT22 sensor, InfluxDB and Grafana
24/07/2018 | Sam

I recently started looking into ways of monitoring the temperature and humidity in my garage – for two reasons. Firstly, I have my lab workload cluster out there in the form of a Dell C6100, and I’ve noticed with the recent weather that the temperature in there gets…a bit warm. Secondly, I like to brew […]

#vROps 6.7 – Automate all the things..
13/04/2018 | Simon

There are many improvements, changes and new additions to vROps in version 6.7 but one of the aspects that stands out to me personally is the direction VMware are taking with the product. Aside from the obvious addition of cloud costings and comparisons and a reworked capacity planning (from the ground up) and new hook […]

Introduction to NSX APIs – vBrownBag
24/11/2017 | Sam

Last Tuesday I had the privilege of presenting an introduction to the NSX APIs on vBrownBag EMEA – you can view the recording below or on vBrownBag’s youtube channel.

Simon’s #VMworld 2017: Wednesday
14/09/2017 | Simon

Posts in this seriesLooking forward to #VMworld EMEA 2017Sam’s #VMworld 2017: Before I go…Simon’s #VMworld 2017: Sunday and MondaySam’s #VMworld 2017: vSAN Specialist and VMware {Code} HackathonSam’s #VMworld 2017: Day One General SessionSam’s #VMworld 2017: Intro to NSX-T Architecture #NET1510BE and NSX-T and Kubernetes #NET1522BESimon’s #VMworld 2017: TuesdaySam’s #VMworld 2017: Day Two General SessionSam’s #VMworld […]

Sam’s #VMworld 2017: vSAN Specialist and VMware {Code} Hackathon
12/09/2017 | Sam

Posts in this seriesLooking forward to #VMworld EMEA 2017Sam’s #VMworld 2017: Before I go…Simon’s #VMworld 2017: Sunday and MondaySam’s #VMworld 2017: vSAN Specialist and VMware {Code} HackathonSam’s #VMworld 2017: Day One General SessionSam’s #VMworld 2017: Intro to NSX-T Architecture #NET1510BE and NSX-T and Kubernetes #NET1522BESimon’s #VMworld 2017: TuesdaySam’s #VMworld 2017: Day Two General SessionSam’s #VMworld […]

PowerShell: Deploying vCenter High Availability in Advanced Mode
30/06/2017 | Sam

With the release of vSphere 6.5, VMware upped the game for vCenter High Availability (vCHA) and introduced an active/passive/witness cluster setup to provide a failover cluster for vCenter Server Appliances. The diagram below shows the architecture of the solution. Deploying vCHA can be done in two modes – “Basic” and “Advanced”. You can use Basic […]

Alexa, turn on my workload cluster
06/04/2017 | Sam

Like many other geeks out there, I received an Amazon Echo device this Christmas, and whether it’s a fad or not, I’ve spent a few happy hours setting up my Hue lights and some other automation. The room in the house with the most automation is my office – the novelty may wear off, but […]