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Ansible SDDC Demo Video

Following on the heels of the release of the VMware SDDC Ansible roles inside the Virtual Elephant GitHub space, here is a recording of several of the roles being leveraged to deploy and configure a set of ESXi nodes (advanced settings, DVS and VMkernel configuration) within a vCenter cluster, deploy an NSX-v Manager through ovftool and the deployment of the NSX-v […]

Ansible Roles for VMware SDDC Deployments

I’ve been excited for weeks now as I prepped for VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas and anticipating being able to talk more about leveraging Ansible to deploy and operate a VMware SDDC environment. As you can tell from my recent posts, I am heavily involved in automation using Ansible, both within my side projects and as a practicing architect at […]

Updated Ansible Control Server Docker Container

The Docker container I built earlier this year, when I embarked on the Infrastructure-as-Code project, has been taken and used as the base container for the internal project to automate the SDDC using Ansible. As such, most of the recent updates I have made to the container have been only published internally. I decided to spend a few minutes updating […]

VCDX Quick Hit: Convey Credibility

A few months ago I participated in a ‘Trusted Adviser’ training internally at VMware. The focus of the seminar was to help us learn how to become a trusted adviser with a customer with little or no previous contact prior to the engagement. During the seminar a few things stood out as relating to the VCDX certification and defense. Similar […]

NSX Ansible Module Update – nsx_manager_syslog

      I alluded to this post yesterday on Twitter, and after committing the code early this morning to the upstream repo on GitHub, here it is! Similar to how the configuration of the user roles in NSX Manager were initially being done using the Ansible URI module, the configuration of the remote syslog server as utilizing the same […]

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