AWS S3 Backups for vCenter Server Appliance

This post is the third one in a series on how to setup an AWS Storage Gateway VM, configure NSX-T Manager backups with S3, and configuring vCenter Server Appliance backups. The key difference between how to leverage the S3 bucket, through the AWS Storage Gateway VM, for the vCenter Server Appliance is that it goes over NFS. If you read […]

AWS S3 Backups for NSX-T

This post is a continuation on how to leverage an AWS Storage Gateway tied to an S3 Bucket for backing up the NSX-T Manager. As I previously noted, this was a handy way to backup the NSX-v Manager back in 2018 when I first started working with Ansible. With the new iteration of my Home SDDC Lab, I wanted to […]

Getting Started with NSX-T

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not a reflection of VMware or Dell Technologies. This is the first post in a series documenting how I have NSX-T configured in my Home SDDC environment and working (initially) with Enterprise PKS. NSX-T is not NSX-v Let’s just get that out of the way right now. The […]

Ansible SDDC Demo Video

Following on the heels of the release of the VMware SDDC Ansible roles inside the Virtual Elephant GitHub space, here is a recording of several of the roles being leveraged to deploy and configure a set of ESXi nodes (advanced settings, DVS and VMkernel configuration) within a vCenter cluster, deploy an NSX-v Manager through ovftool and the deployment of the NSX-v […]

Ansible Roles for VMware SDDC Deployments

I’ve been excited for weeks now as I prepped for VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas and anticipating being able to talk more about leveraging Ansible to deploy and operate a VMware SDDC environment. As you can tell from my recent posts, I am heavily involved in automation using Ansible, both within my side projects and as a practicing architect at […]

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