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Configuring Update Manager Download Service 6.7 on CentOS/RHEL 7 with SSL certificates
14/03/2019 | Sam

Most vSphere admins are more than comfortable with using Update Manager to download patches and update their environment, but few that I talk to actually know a huge amount about the Update Mangaer Download Service (UMDS). UMDS is tool you can install to download patches (and third party VIBs – I’ll get to that) for […]

Lab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 1: Pre-requisites
08/02/2019 | Sam

Posts in this seriesLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 1: Pre-requisitesLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 2: PostgreSQL InstallationLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 3: NFS Server InstallationLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 4: RabbitMQ […]

New Year, new things oh and a VCP7-CMA
26/01/2019 | Simon
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It has been a while since I have had time to write a blog post, the last quarter of last year was pretty crazy from a work point of view. Regardless, it is now a New Year and my tech focus is turning very much on CMP related things particularly vRealize Automation. (I am also […]

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 […]

Lab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 3: NFS Server Installation
13/07/2018 | Sam

Posts in this seriesLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 1: Pre-requisitesLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 2: PostgreSQL InstallationLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 3: NFS Server InstallationLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 4: RabbitMQ […]

Lab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 2: PostgreSQL Installation
10/07/2018 | Sam

Posts in this seriesLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 1: Pre-requisitesLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 2: PostgreSQL InstallationLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 3: NFS Server InstallationLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 4: RabbitMQ […]

Upgrading PKS with NSX-T from 1.0.x to 1.1
29/06/2018 | Sam

Yesterday, Pivotal Container Service 1.1 dropped and, as it’s something I’ve been actively learning in my lab, I wanted to jump on the upgrade straight away. PKS with NSX-T is a really hot topic right now and I think it’s going to be a big part of the future CNA landscape. My Lab PKS 1.0.4 […]

vRealize Lifecycle Manager 1.2 VC data collection fails when NSX-T hostswitches are in use
18/04/2018 | Sam

When vRealize Lifecycle Manager 1.2 was released recently, I was keen to get it installed in my lab, since I maintain several vRealize Automation deployments for development and testing, as well as performing upgrades. With vRLCM I can reduce the administrative overhead of managing the environments, as well as easily migrate content between environments (I’ll […]