#vBrownBag DevOps Follow-Up Provision VM’s in vCenter using Ansible w Jonathan Frappier (@jfrappier)

#vBrownBag crew member Jonathan Frappier demos using Ansible to provision virtual machines to vCenter. Ansible supports creating, cloning, and reconfiguring virtual machines in vCenter. Example playbooks can be found at www.virtxpert.com & github. Note that this demo was done with Ansible 1.9 prior to its official release. Ansible & vCenter Video You can follow Jonathan on Read more about #vBrownBag DevOps Follow-Up Provision VM’s in vCenter using Ansible w Jonathan Frappier (@jfrappier)[…]

#vBrownBag vRealize Automation Custom Properties with Brian Ragazzi (@brianragazzi)

Brian Ragazzi talks how you can use custom properties in VMware vRealize Automation vRealize Automation Custom Properties Video You can follow Brian on Twitter @brianragazzi and his blog http://brianragazzi.com/ where he blogs about vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator, and many other VMware related topics. Originally published at http://vbrownbag.comm – Sign up for the live #vBrownBag broadcast at http://vbrownbag.comm/brownbags/ where you Read more about #vBrownBag vRealize Automation Custom Properties with Brian Ragazzi (@brianragazzi)[…]

#vBrownBag Sharing and Managing vCO Workflows using FlowGrab with Kaido Kibin

vRealize Orchestrator is one of the best kept secrets in VMware. It is the orchestration solution playing a central role in the vRealize and vCloud product family. Although it is very powerful, it is relatively unknown among the virtualization community. FlowGrab is a repository and collaboration tool for vRealize Orchestrator. During this session Kaido Kibin Read more about #vBrownBag Sharing and Managing vCO Workflows using FlowGrab with Kaido Kibin[…]

#vBrownBag DevOps Follow-Up Docker and Friends with Scott Lowe (@scott_lowe)

Scott Lowe follows up on the Introduction to Docker by James Turnbull (@kartar http://bit.ly/vbbKartar) and shows how to use Docker on CoreOS, Docker with Heat used in OpenStack based cloud providers and wraps up using Docker on CoreOS with fleet. Docker Video You can follow Scott on Twitter @scott_lowe, and his blog http://blog.scottlowe.org/ where he Read more about #vBrownBag DevOps Follow-Up Docker and Friends with Scott Lowe (@scott_lowe)[…]

#vBrownBag DevOps Follow-Up Setting up network services using Puppet with Rob Nelson (@rnelson0)

Rob Nelson joins the #vBrownBag DevOps series to talk about his PuppetInABox project, a curated collection of forge modules and user repositories. This solution includes everything required to provide puppet, puppetdb, r10k, dns, dhcp, a yum repository, and a build server. The only thing you need to provide is a gateway device and you have Read more about #vBrownBag DevOps Follow-Up Setting up network services using Puppet with Rob Nelson (@rnelson0)[…]

#vBrownBag DevOps Follow-Up Continuous Integration using Jenkins with Mike Marseglia (@mmars)

Mike Marseglia hops on the #vBrownBag DevOps series to kick start your continuous integration journey with an overview and demo of Jenkins. Continuous Integration with Jenkins Video You can find Mike on Twitter @mmars Originally published at http://vbrownbag.comm – Sign up for the live #vBrownBag broadcast at http://vbrownbag.comm/brownbags/ where you can also get updates and Read more about #vBrownBag DevOps Follow-Up Continuous Integration using Jenkins with Mike Marseglia (@mmars)[…]

Basic Hardening Part 2: Using Heat Templates

Remember the basic hardening we did? No? Well, go forth and read here. I’ll wait. … Done? Ok, so you are with us on the promise and premise of cloud and short lived application servers. Cattle all the things! You are also with me on the idea that even cattle need to be vaccinated from Read more about Basic Hardening Part 2: Using Heat Templates[…]

Basic Hardening with User Data / Cloud-Init

The ‘cloud’ presents new and interesting issues around hardening an instance. If you buy into the cattle vs. puppies or cloudy application building mentality, your instances or VMs will be very short lived (Hours, Weeks, maybe Months). The internet however, doesn’t much care for how short lived the things are, and the attacks will begin Read more about Basic Hardening with User Data / Cloud-Init[…]

OpenStack Heat Concepts, Architecture, and Workflow

It’s not often (at least in the OpenStack world) that you get 70% done with a blog post explaining a thing and then find a resource that does it better than you could have. In this case, while it’s a bit dated, is a presentation from Mirantis on Heat, it’s Concepts, Architecture, and Workflow: An Read more about OpenStack Heat Concepts, Architecture, and Workflow[…]