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

Docker On Photon On vCloud Air

There has been a lot of industry noise around Docker and VMware project Photon so these have been on the agenda to explore as well.  I generally perform my little research projects running nested ESXi on VMware Fusion on my laptop, but VMware are offering £300 of free service credits for trialing vCloud Air OnDemand.  Here is my how to guide of the steps I used.

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VMware VCIX-NV Study Resources

Since successfully passing VCP-NV and working more and more with NSX I’ve been looking at VCIX-NV.

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Log Insight for VMware Integrated OpenStack

vRealize Log Insight is not a product I have had much to do with up to now,  but that changed a few days ago when I was asked to perform an evaluation of how Log Insight might help with the management and administration of VMware Integrated OpenStack environment.

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Troubleshooting ESXi HBA Fibre Connectivity

To see physical NIC connectivity in vSphere is nice and easy as its displayed in vCenter console. I found however checking the link state of fibre channel HBAs is possible but not so easy so I thought I’d detail the steps I used here.

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Post To Slack From Powershell

Working in a technical team distributed across multiple time zones makes it difficult to collaborate and keep everyone on the same page. I’ve used various communications tools to try and help with this and today the team I am working with started to look at Slack. Slack seems ideal for our needs as it provides easily searchable discussion forums and has apps available for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android, it has a free usage model with limitations which won’t effect our working and if we grow we can extend to a paid license.

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