VMware vRealize Operations Manager: From Zero to Useful by Thom Greene (@tbgree00)

Thom Greene continues the “From Zero to Useful” series as he walks through configuration, design, and deployment of vRealize Operations Manager. Once configured, we dive into performing a health check of a virtual machine. Links from the show can be found at www.thomgreene.com/vrops Thom’s blog: www.thomgreene.com Github.com/tbgree00 twitter: @tbgree00 *About vBrownBag* SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/vBBYoutube Socials: Twitter: Read more about VMware vRealize Operations Manager: From Zero to Useful by Thom Greene (@tbgree00)[…]

VMware Infrastructure as Code with Brett Johnson (@brettjohnson008)

Brett Johnson introduces the concept of infrastructure as code, CD/CD pipeline, and Git best practices. Git Resources: Commitmas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlY_hqvCmqY&list=PL2rC-8e38bUXloBOYChAl0EcbbuVjbE3t Git Documentation: https://git-scm.com/doc *About vBrownBag* SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/vBBYoutube Socials: Twitter: https://twitter.com/vBrownBag Facebook: https://facebook.com/vBrownBag iTunes: http://bit.ly/vbrownbagitunes Google+: google.com/+vBrownBag https://vBrownBag.com is a community of people who believe in helping other people. Specifically we work in IT infrastructure and we Read more about VMware Infrastructure as Code with Brett Johnson (@brettjohnson008)[…]

VMware vSAN Homelab with Tony Reeves (@importcarguy)

Tony Reeves joins us to close out the 2018 Home Lab series for vBrownbag. We look into methods to assemble gear, using NFR, trial, and free licenses to add more services into your home lab, and modernizing publicly available scripts to work with vSphere 6.5. Veeam NFR license details can be found https://www.veeam.com/blog/how-to-get-free-veeam-nfr-key.html *About vBrownBag* Read more about VMware vSAN Homelab with Tony Reeves (@importcarguy)[…]

VMware and Terraform Infrastructure as Code with Grant Orchard (@grantorchard)

https://youtu.be/ag36WCKrq5g Grant Orchard demonstrates using Terraform to deploy VMware VMs as code. He starts simple then introduces variables and shows how to deploy a complete application stack leveraging Terraform modules. Check out Grant’s blog series at https://grantorchard.com/infrastructure-as-code-vsphere-admin-part1/ Follow Grant on twitter at https://www.twitter.com/GrantOrchard 3:00 – Brief introduction to Terraform 16:00 – Dependency Resolution/graphviz 19:00 – Read more about VMware and Terraform Infrastructure as Code with Grant Orchard (@grantorchard)[…]

GCP Cloud Architect Certification Preparation with Raphael Soeiro (@raphaelsoeiro)

Raphael Soeiro (@raphaelsoeiro) joins us to talk about becoming certified on Google Cloud Platform. The GCP Cloud Architect certification tests your knowledge of the google cloud product set and also common sense architectural scenarios. Raphael introduces us to the wide world of GCP certification and describes all the resources available to become certified and prove Read more about GCP Cloud Architect Certification Preparation with Raphael Soeiro (@raphaelsoeiro)[…]

Meet the expert interviews at @wpvmug and @cincivmug 2017Q4

Hi! @arielsanchezmor here. I haven’t done a good job of posting the video interviews I’ve recorded for vBrownbag. Well, that stops right now! Think of it like an extra present under the vBrownBag Christmas tree 🙂 Here’s quite a few “Meet the expert” sessions recorded at Pittsburgh and Cincinnati VMUG events in the last few Read more about Meet the expert interviews at @wpvmug and @cincivmug 2017Q4[…]

Announcing the Oracle Ravello Build Day Live. To the cloud…

The last vBrownBag Build Day of 2017 will be our first Cloud Build Day. Jeffrey and I are headed to Tel Aviv to spend some time with the engineering team at Ravello. The one line summary for Ravello is that it is a cloud management platform that aggregates public clouds. They have their own hypervisor Read more about Announcing the Oracle Ravello Build Day Live. To the cloud…[…]

Datrium DVX Build Day Live Wrap-up

The Datrium Build Day was different from other Build Days in that we were live almost the whole time. During the Build Day live stream, we use pre-recorded videos so that you don’t need to watch the progress bar’s slow progress. The pre-recorded videos are usually interviews or demos of things that we don’t do during the live stream. The only time we needed the pre-recorded for Datrium was when we had to wait half an hour for VMs to migrate. We did also play the usual unboxing video, that was more to give the crew a break than because we were waiting for anything. So, does this mean that it takes three hours to deploy the Datrium solution to a four-node vSphere cluster? No, we could have done the deploy quite a bit faster. In a real deployment, the slowest part will be getting two SSD devices available in each ESXi server. The initial configuration of the storage node is a few minutes and the deployment to each ESXi server a few more. You can see the whole live stream in this video on YouTube. Over the next week we will get the remaining videos added to the DVX Build Day Live playlist.

Lakshmi and I discussing latent sector errors and RAID rebuilds

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Datrium DVX Open Converged Build Day Live on 11-16-2017

November is upon us and so we are getting close to the Datrium Build Day. The vBrownBag mobile data center will be making another trip to Sunnyvale in Silicon Valley. On Thursday the 16th of November, starting at 9 am Pacific time, we will live stream the process of deploying the Datrium Open Converged platform Read more about Datrium DVX Open Converged Build Day Live on 11-16-2017[…]