AWS S3 Backups for vCenter Server Appliance

Update: Confirmed to work with vCenter Server v7.0. If you had previously configured the backups in vCenter Server v6.5 or v6.7, those settings are lost during the upgrade to v7.0 and will need to be configured again. This post is the third one in a series on how to setup an AWS Storage Gateway VM, configure NSX-T Manager backups with […]

AWS S3 Backups for NSX-T

Update: Confirmed to be working with NSX-T 3.0. If you are upgrading from NSX-T v2.5.x, the settings are kept during the upgrade, no need to reconfigure! 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 […]

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 […]