18 Nov 2019
When developing a cloud native application using Docker containers understanding network connectivity between containers and non-Docker workloads such as other servers and cloud APIs is essential. Docker’s networking subsystem is pluggable using drivers, several drivers exist by default, and others can be added easily.
26 Sep 2019
vRealize Automation Cloud allows you to deploy and configure cloud agnostic virtual machines. To achieve agnostic in-guest OS customization capability across for on-premises vSphere, AWS, GCP and Azure endpoints cloud-init is used for Linux guests and cloudbase-init is used for Windows guests.
11 Sep 2019
I recently began looking more closely at cloud-init for customizing VMware guest VMs. This caused me some heachaches! I took various notes while troubleshooting and researching around this.
01 Aug 2019
VMware Cloud Automation Services is a product suite comprising three products, Cloud Assembly, Service Broker and Code Stream. Cloud Assembly provides a blueprinting engine and manages connectivity to multiple cloud endpoints. Service Broker provides a unified catalog for publishing blueprints with role-based policies. Code Stream provides a release pipeline with analytics.
14 Feb 2019
Moving towards application centric infrastructure suitable for microservices applications requires a good example application to work with. I saw an NSX demo presented by Yves Fauser where he used just such an application called planespotter.