Kubernetes with Cilium

The Home SDDC Lab is fully online and operational now, so I’ve begun deploying different Kubernetes clusters, leveraging different CNA projects. The plan is to get better exposure to what the community projects offer before I dive deeper into the VMware Tanzu offerings. After deploying a rather vanilla Kubernetes 1.17.4 cluster with Flannel, I embarked on the journey of leveraging […]

Ansible Control Server Docker Container

I have continued to maintain the virtualelephant/ubuntu-ansible Docker container for my personal use since 2018. The container has been updated to recently and will continue to be maintained as I operate in the infrastructure-as-code model for the personal projects associated with the site. As I’ve stated before, the container is not what I would call lightweight. It is intended to be […]

VCDX Quick Hit: Understanding the RTO Target

Everyone knows what an RTO is right? When I ask this question during the VCDX Workshops, I inevitability get an answer along the lines of “Recovery Time Objective is how long it takes to recover an environment.” From a definition perspective, this is true — however, as with many concepts, especially as they relate to the VCDX certification, I believe […]

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 […]

Ansible RabbitMQ Playbooks

I am working on an AMQP Message Broker service architecture, using RabbitMQ, at work right now. As part of the design work, I have spent a bit of time in my vSphere lab standing up the cluster to work out all the configuration, RBAC, policies and other various settings that will be required by the solution. If you haven’t been […]