Announcing the #vBrownBag DevOps series

Starting on October 1st and going through at least January, the #vBrownBag podcast will bring you a series designed to prepare and strengthen your DevOps knowledge and skill set.  Much like we did for Couch to OpenStack and Automate ALL the Things series we have setup a Google+ community and “homework” to give you
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Chef, Razor, OpenStack – Part 3

Ok, we’re now really deep into things. Because I’ve been a few weeks in getting this post out there, and because the material is deep in places, you may want to review: Part 1 – Installing Chef and importing cookbooks. Part 2 – Using Chef to bootstrap Razor Back with us? Ok! So, our current state
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Chef, Razor, OpenStack – Part 2

In the last post we talked about what it is we are building as well as built the Chef Server that will service the remainder of the environment. As before, this work is being done in conjunction with the upcoming updated release of the OpenStack Cookbook with Kevin Jackson. In this part we will cover
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Chef, Razor, OpenStack – Part 1

Automated OpenStack Installs you say? Build my own Private Cloud you say? DevOps, Hybrid, and the intercloud? Ok, so, now that we’ve scored buzzword bingo, what am I talking about? Edits in Mace-Windu After you get Chef going… Part 2 – Installing and configuring Razor with Chef: Part 3 – Bringing it all together, installing
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#vBrownBag Presenter Spotlight: Nick Weaver

The week before VMware Partner Exchange 2013, Nick Weaver took time out of his busy schedule for the vBrownBag Presenter Spotlight. I think Nick is fairly well-known to our regular listeners, but in case you are new to vBrownBag, here’s a little background info about him: Nick is an Automation Architect for VMware where he
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Working With Razor

First, some background on Razor: Take the time to read those over, install it, work with it a bit in VMs or so, as this takes off with the assumption that you already have a working Razor installation. 1) Rebuilding the razor.ipxe file:razor config ipxe > /var/lib/tftpboot/razor.ipxe 2) Alternative DNSMASQ for chain
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vSphere on Open Compute – Part 2, Make it Hurt!

It’s been longer than I’d have liked to put some stress on the OCP box. For some history my home lab, thanks to some kind folks, inherited a G1 Intel OCP Platform. I’ve posted about it a few times: Open Compute and vSphere 5: https://vbrownbag.comm/2012/03/open-compute-platform-vsphere-5/ The lab setup: https://vbrownbag.comm/2012/04/vsphere-on-open-compute-part-1-lab-setup/ In that second post I promised
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