Well, honestly I’m not sure if shipping is the right word for an electronic book, but nevertheless, the electronic editions of vCO Book are now shipping. Kindle If you have it, drop a line, or link a picture & tell me what you think.
Going over some of the vCO book material I found this diagram I made for the troubleshooting system of the vCO book Basically, it lists out most of the various systems that the vCO engine talks to or depends on out of the box. Useful when you have something that died and you’re not sure[…]
While I’ve been head down in the final edits for the vCO book (Pre-Order here), a few things happened in the vCO community. vCO Happenings vCO Training! – vcoteam.info Unattended vCO vApp deployment – vcoteam.info (manual deployment here) Getting started with vCO – PhilipSellers.com, a good getting started piece. vCO Training Videos – vmware.com More[…]
In case you missed the announcement, the barrier to entry for vCenter Orchestrator was just lowered significantly with VMware’s release of the vCO 4.2 vApp. Here, we’ll talk about installing it. Installing the vCO vApp Assumptions Basically, I’m assuming that you have an edition of vSphere that is licensed for vCenter and have downloaded both[…]
Woot! So, blogging may be picking up again in the nearish future as I approach the end of the first pass on writing the vCO book. That said, I was hoping to get some input from the larger vCO using community on some bits of the book. That is, help me shape the vCO troubleshooting[…]
It’s that Cody guy again, and well he’s late to the announcement party again… Busy is as busy does, but that said, in cleaning out my feed reader I found the following Gem: Check it out here. Note the little bit at the bottom: That’s right… vCO Plug-In docs on your e-reader of choice.
There has been a lot going on in the vCO space while I’ve been head down in the book. No excuse to not post about it however. This post is all about the plug-ins: VMware posted here about the vCenter 5.x plug-in: As promised in a previous post, the vCenter Server 5.0 plug-in adds over[…]
Was surprised this wasn’t here by default, but alas, out of the box vCO does not ship with a workflow to manage an NFS datastore. Thanks to the VMware communities for a bit of scripting, I was able to put one together. First we’ll break out the components, then show you how it runs. Finally[…]
This is not so much a post of any real substance, more a: “Hey, I just noticed this cool thing here” or so in the vCO interface. Specifically, the last time a specific job/workflow ran: While selecting the workflow would seem a fairly obvious choice, it’s nice that it’s right there, and will tell you[…]