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

Installing vRealize Orchestrator 7

While attempting to setup vRealize Orchestrator 7 at home it soon became clear the documentation isn’t great after much flipping between documents and blog posts I got this installed and working. Here I are the steps I followed to setup a the appliance using the embedded database.

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Deploying NSX With Ansible

Here I will describe the steps taken to deploy NSX Manager using the Ansible NSX Module. The NSX Ansible module is written by VMware and is provided opensource on GitHub. To work properly this depends on the NSX RAML Specification, NSX RAML Python Client, vSphere API Python Bindings and the OVF Tool all being installed on the Ansible server.

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Ansibilising NSX Configuration - Infrastructure As Code

With the rise of DevOps culture and the ethos of automate all the things. Using test driven development techniques to apply application configuration declaratively has become widespread. The ever closer working relations of developers and infrastructure operations staff to become an application centric delivery and management unit has lead to many benefits. One of the benefits is the shared empathy for each others pain points and understanding of how each approaches tackling these. It is clear that managing configuration as code has many benefits for consistent repeated delivery of applications.

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Configuring NSX Edge to DLR OSPF

As part of study for VCIX-NV I’ve given myself task of exploring in my new home lab all parts of NSX which I’m still not fully comfortable. One of these things is OSPF, to investigate this I came up with a test scenario and then worked through the steps to achieve a solution to meet the scenario design.

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NSX Load Balancer As A Service LBaaS

As part of study for VCIX-NV I’ve given myself task of exploring in my homelab all parts of NSX which I don’t use at work. One of these things is NSX Load Balancer as a Service (LBaaS), to investigate this I came up with a test scenario and then worked through the steps to achieve a solution to meet the design.

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