CoreOS Fest 2017 Synopsis

I had the opportunity to attend the CoreOS Fest 2017 in San Francisco for a day this past week. There are lots of exciting things happening in the cloud native space, and CoreOS, with its heavy influence with Kubernetes is at the forefront of much of the innovation. The conference itself was on the smaller side, but the amount of […]

Install VMware Integrated OpenStack on VCF

I am currently pursuing my VCDX certification and the design I have submitted is based on VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Integrated OpenStack. As part of the required documentation, I included a deployment guide — unfortunately, it is not as simple as laying down the SDDC components and the VIO vApp for the deployment. This blog post will cover a […]

vDM30in30 Wrap-up

The vDM30in30 challenge is complete! It was an amazing challenge to post almost every single day over the course of the month of November. I feel good about the quality of posts I put out, especially some of the VCDX related posts. Understanding a Design Decision Designing for a SLA Metric NSX DLR Designated Instance I found that I posted […]

Using the VMware Validated Design Reference Material

Caution, this post is highly opinionated. I am deep into the process of completing my VCDX design documentation and application for (hopefully) a Q2 2017 defense. As it so happens, a short conversation was had on Twitter today regarding a post on the VMware Communities site for the VMware Validation Design for SDDC 3.x, including a new design decision checklist. […]

Recommended Read – SFlanders.net

VMware hasĀ a lot of products that compose the SDDC stack. Out of all of them — after the foundational ESXi — vRealize Log Insight had become my absolute favorite product. It is one of the first things I deploy inside any new environment, as soon as vCenter Server is online and sometimes before. It’s ability to parse, collect and search […]