vRealize Automation 7.4 Custom Forms w Cody De Arkland (@codydearkland) & Jad El-Zein (@virtualjad)

  Jad El-Zein and Cody De Arkland present one of vRealize Automation 7.4’s newest features: Custom Forms. Cody’s Overview Blog: https://blogs.vmware.com/management/2018/05/xaas-machine-provisioning.html Chip Zoller’s Drop Down List blog: Drop-Down Lists in vRealize Automation, from Static to Dynamic to External vRA Customizing Blueprint Request Forms Documentation https://docs.vmware.com/en/vRealize-Automation/7.4/com.vmware.vra.prepare.use.doc/GUID-7906CCD5-38D3-4ECA-BFE4-8A1BC690FD74.html *About vBrownBag* SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/vBBYoutube Socials: Twitter: https://twitter.com/vBrownBag Facebook: https://facebook.com/vBrownBag iTunes: Read more about vRealize Automation 7.4 Custom Forms w Cody De Arkland (@codydearkland) & Jad El-Zein (@virtualjad)[…]

VMware 6.7 APIs and Automation with Kyle Ruddy (@kmruddy)

Kyle Ruddy (@kmruddy) joins us to discuss and demo what’s new with the vSphere 6.7 APIs. The best way to reach Kyle for question is twitter DM https://www.twitter.com/kmruddy Have a feature request? Post it to https://powercli.ideas.aha.io/ and they will look into it! *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

vBrownBag TechTalks at HPE Discover

The spring conference season continues with HPE Discover next month, and the vBrownBag TechTalks will make their first appearance at Discover this year. We are starting small, just four hours of TechTalk stage time at Discover US this year, and we would like to invite you to present a vBrownBag TechTalk at HPE Discover. If you already know about our TechTalks and will be at Discover, then drop me an email (alastair@vbrownbag.com) to schedule a TechTalk. If you are less familiar, then read on, and I will explain all.

We will be live-streaming the TechTalks, the schedule will fill out on this page.


It Is Always the Network

Now that we have completed five Build Day Live events, there are a few patterns that have emerged and a particular area where we have steadily improved our game. If you have watched the live streams, you will know that it is always the network that gives us the most trouble. On one Build Day, I had to use my manager’s voice and say that we were not going to troubleshoot the network any further but needed to do a field expedient temporary configuration. The core of the problem is that we bring some network in the vBrownBag traveling lab and need to integrate that networking with the vendor’s lab equipment. I try to make the vBrownBag a little like a production environment, so there are VLANs that separate different networks for management, storage, and workload VMs. Most vendor environments are labs where networking is kept simple. The solution has been to expand the traveling lab network and use less of the vendor’s network. The current lab provides 10 x 10Gbe ports and 10 x 1Gbe ports for the vendor’s equipment.


Datrium AMA Live Video Stream

The first vBrownBag AMA (Ask Me Anything) will be with Datrium on Thursday the 26th of April at 12:00 noon Pacific time.

You can watch the stream live on YouTube or sign up through FaceBook and get reminded. If you cannot make it live, we will post the recording to YouTube, just make sure to fill out the form below if you want a question asked.


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

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

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