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 […]

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 […]

Thoughts on the VMware Project Photon Announcement

VMware announced a new open source project call Project Photon today. The full announcement call be seen here. Essentially Project Photon is a lightweight Linux operating system built to support Docket and rkt (formerly Rocket) containers. The footprint is less than 400MB and can run containers immediately upon instantiation. I had heard rumors the announcement today was going to include some […]

OpenStack Resource Plugin for VMware Big Data Extensions

The final challenge in offering a full-featured Platform 3 private cloud utilizing OpenStack and VMware technologies has been the Platform-as-a-Service layer. VMware has many tools for helping individuals and companies offer a Platform-as-a-Service layer — vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator and VMware Big Data Extensions. However, with the release of VMware Integrated OpenStack — and OpenStack in general — there is a […]

Enabling VMware Big Data Extensions REST API

The more I have interfaced with the VMware Big Data Extensions application, the more important accessibility to the REST API became. Documentation for the REST API is normally not exposed, but you can enable it with a single command on the management server. # /opt/serengeti/sbin/cfgrestschema on You can then access the documentation for the REST API at the following URL: […]