Configure Log Insight Agent on Big Data Extensions

  Let’s be honest, debugging error messages generated by VMware Big Data Extensions (BDE) can be painstaking, tedious and tiresome. Having recently begun to rely on VMware Log Insight more and more, I determined the deployment of BDE v2.3.1 would leverage the Log Insight agent. During the actual vApp deployment of BDE, you may have noticed an option to specify […]

VMware Big Data Extensions v2.3.1 Released!

  Version 2.3.1 of VMware Big Data Extensions was released on March 29, 2016. The latest version includes the fix for the glibc vulnerability disclosed in February. The current branch saw many new features included back in December when v2.3 was released, including an updated CentOS 6.7 template and support for multiple VM templates within the BDE vApp. The full release notes […]

Big Data Extensions v2.2 Released

VMware released the latest version of Big Data Extensions during Hadoop Summit on June 4, 2015. Included in the release notes, there are two features that have me really excited for this version. Resize Hadoop Clusters on Demand. You can reduce the number of virtual machines in a running Hadoop cluster, allowing you to manage resources in your VMware ESXi and […]

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 […]

Building on Project Photon & Project Lightwave

The opportunities for VMware with Project Photon and Project Lightwave are significant. The press release stated: Designed to help enterprise developers securely build, deploy and manage cloud-native applications, these new open source projects will integrate into VMware’s unified platform for the hybrid cloud — creating a consistent environment across the private and public cloud to support cloud-native and traditional applications. By […]

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