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 […]

VMware BDE Template Snapshot

The VMware BDE template uses a snapshot to perform the cloning operation as it deploys a cluster. The ability to create a cloned VM from a snapshot is exposed in the vSphere API with the CloneVM_Task. As part of regular template maintenance, I run a yum update command to make sure the OS gets regular updates and security patches. It helps […]

ISC Cloud & Big Data Conference Session

The ISC Cloud & Big Data conference is taking place next week in Frankfurt, Germany from September 28-30, 2015. I will be speaking on the benefits of virtualizing Hadoop and how to identify use-cases within an organization. The conference is focused on the latest developments in cloud and big data technologies. If you are going to be in Germany for […]

Using VMware Instant Clone with Big Data Extensions

Over the past weekend, I wiped my home lab environment that was running vSphere 5.5 and installed a fresh set of vSphere 6.0U1 bits. The decision to begin using vSphere 6.0 in the home lab was largely due to now longer needing vSphere 5.5 for my VCAP-DCA studying and wanting to finally begin using the Instant Clone technology for deploying […]

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