VMware Cloud on AWS DR as a Service first look

The days of managing a remote DR hot site are over!!! Last week at Amazon reInvent, VMware announced General Availability of DR as a Service for VMware Cloud on AWS. This service leverages a very mature and widely used solution from VMWare called SRM or Site Recovery Manager. In this Continue reading VMware Cloud on AWS DR as a Service first look

How to integrate Windows DNS with vRA 7.x

This guide will show you how to setup vRealize Automation 7.x to automatically create a static host A record and a reverse look up pointer in your Windows based DNS. This is most often needed to be able to automate deployments of Linux machines as Linux does not play well Continue reading How to integrate Windows DNS with vRA 7.x

Getting started with VMware Admiral Container Service on Photon OS

In this guide I will walk you through a simple setup of Admiral using Photon OS as the container host. Admiral™ is a highly scalable and very lightweight Container Management platform for deploying and managing container based applications. It is designed to have a small footprint and boot extremely quickly. Continue reading Getting started with VMware Admiral Container Service on Photon OS

How to import vRA7 Blueprints as code

vRealize Automation has a ton of great new features that make it easier than ever to build and manage your hybrid cloud. In this guide I will walk you trough using the latest Cloud Client Command Line utility to import blueprints as code.

The Docker Swarm Blueprint for vRA7 is here!

It’s the moment you have been waiting for. The easy button to deliver Docker Swarm Clusters on vSphere is here. With all the policy, standards and governance you have come to expect from vRealize Automation. NOTE: This is using the evaluation installation of Docker Swarm and is considered insecure as Continue reading The Docker Swarm Blueprint for vRA7 is here!

Apple Time Capsule as a Service with vRA/vCAC and VMware Photon

True story, recently my car was broken into and my Mac Book was stolen. Not a total loss as I keep most of my files synced to VMware Horizon data. However I did invest a lot of time setting up my Mac just the way I like it. So it Continue reading Apple Time Capsule as a Service with vRA/vCAC and VMware Photon