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

How to integrate vRealize Automation 7 with Chef

As you may have noticed in vRealize Automation 7 the event broker is the new method of triggering vRealize Orchestrator workflows. Also the custom properties are now stored in the vRA appliance database so the old workflows I created to update the roles drop down do not work with the Continue reading

How to use wget and Github with vRealize Automation Blueprints

I recently started using GitHub as part of another blog post demonstrating how to integrate Ansible with vRealize Automation. It occurred to me that I could also use Github as a place to store scripts with version control as well as any other code I needed to deploy to a Continue reading

vRealize Automation or OpenStack or both?

If you are reading this your most likely a vSphere shop and have a high amount of virtual servers in your data center. As you know, you can quickly right click and spin up a new VM. However, the challenge is getting all of the infrastructure and integrations in place Continue reading

How to use Vagrant to deploy containers on vSphere with VMware Photon!

You already have a large vSphere environment and your developers are quickly eating up space on their Laptops or worse, they are going out to a Public cloud on their corporate card. Why not enable them to use their favorite tools on vSphere? This post is not about using Vagrant 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

Docker as a Service in vCAC Part 1

Once again I am here to prove that vCAC can integrate with anything. The new kid in town this week ; – ) is Docker Containers. In this example I am using CentOS Linux 6.5 with the vCAC guest agents installed to host Docker. This same example will work with Continue reading