IGMP, Multicast and learning a lesson

In a recent conversation, it became clear to me that my knowledge of the inner workings of VXLAN and VSAN were not a deep as they could be. Since I am also studying for my VCAP exams, I knew additional time educating myself around these two technologies was a necessity. As a result, I’ve spent the last day diving into the […]

VMware OpenStack Heat Resource Plugin Code Review

The post a week ago Monday announced the release of the Heat resource plugin for VMware OpenStack and VMware Big Data Extensions. As I was working through the final issues before the plugin was released and the initial blog post announcing it, I realized it may be helpful to describe how the OpenStack Heat resource plugin works. The initial code […]

Thoughts on the VMware Project Photon Announcement

VMware announced a new open source project call Project Photon today. The full announcement call be seen here. Essentially Project Photon is a lightweight Linux operating system built to support Docket and rkt (formerly Rocket) containers. The footprint is less than 400MB and can run containers immediately upon instantiation. I had heard rumors the announcement today was going to include some […]

OpenStack Resource Plugin for VMware Big Data Extensions

The final challenge in offering a full-featured Platform 3 private cloud utilizing OpenStack and VMware technologies has been the Platform-as-a-Service layer. VMware has many tools for helping individuals and companies offer a Platform-as-a-Service layer — vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator and VMware Big Data Extensions. However, with the release of VMware Integrated OpenStack — and OpenStack in general — there is a […]

SequenceIQ Cloudbreak Hadoop Cluster Deployments

I saw activity on Twitter talking about Cloudbreak from SequenceIQ as a method for deploying Hadoop clusters into several public cloud providers. My interest was peaked and I started reading through the Cloudbreak documentation on Saturday night. About 20 minutes later, I had an account setup, tied it to my AWS account and started deploying a cluster. Approximately 15 minutes later, the […]