Photon OS vs. Photon Platform – Stop The Insanity

I get this question a lot, or I think the conversation is about one solution and it ends up being about the other. In this post I will very simply describe both solutions. This is not a 10 pager here, super simple so you can keep this as a handy Continue reading

Getting started with vRealize Automation 7.2 video guide

This guide will show you how to quickly stand up a minimal installation of vRealize Automation 7.2 running in your environment. I will also show you how to create and publish your first blueprints so you can begin to evaluate and demonstrate the solution at your organization. vRA Minimal Deployment Continue reading

Photon Platform or vSphere or Both?

Just back from another successful VMworld and a lot of folks asking for the slides from this session. While the official slides are being posted on VMworld.com shortly I did want to follow up with a blog post on this for anyone that was unable to attend in person. As Continue reading

Photon Controller 1.0 First Look

The 1.0 release of Photon Controller is now available on GitHub. Along with some bug fixes In this major release we see a sexy new UI. Photon Platform development is moving fast and this milestone just goes to show the commitment VMware has to deliver this new Conatiner technology to Continue reading

CNA7524 – Photon Platform, vSphere, or Both?

This year one of my VMworld sessions comes from my passion for technology. Ever since I was a kid I have always wanted to play with the new toys first. As I started my career in IT this passion did not end. In early 2000 I heard about this software Continue reading

How to export vRA 7 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 export your blueprints as code. I will also show you how Continue reading

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

Five free solutions from VMware to build your next generation app

So you want to build the next Air BnB or Twitter but you don’t have the pre-IPO funds to do it? VMware can help. I know what your thinking, VMware is enterprise software, I can’t afford that. Think again, VMware makes a lot of technology freely available to you. It’s Continue reading

How to run a Docker Swarm Cluster on vSphere with Photon

At this point you have been playing around with containers on one VM but you want to take it a step further and orchestrate container deployments across multiple VM’s. In this guide I will show you the fastest way to get up and running with a swarm cluster on vSphere Continue reading