darrylcauldwell.com On a journey around the datacenter and public cloud.

Cloudbased-init For vSphere

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.

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Understanding VMware Guest OS Customization

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.

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Cloud Assembly VM Guest Management With Ansible

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.

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NSX-T for Planespotter

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.

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Controlling VMware NSX-T with Terraform

Hashicorp Terraform is a tool which enables you to safely and predictably create, change, and improve infrastructure by defining its configuration as code.

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