14 Jun 2016
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.
08 Jun 2016
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.
07 Jun 2016
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.
23 May 2016
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.
20 May 2016
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.