VMware in the Clouds – Cheat Sheet

It has been a huge year for VMware! So many clouds so many announcements. Here is a quick reference guide to what VMware is offering in public clouds. Any Cloud: Software as a service management tools delivered from the Cloud to be able to manage across both vSphere and your Continue reading

VMware Cloud Hybrid Linked mode first look

At VMworld Vegas, VMware announced availability of hybrid linked mode for vCenter. This allows you to view and manage both your on-prem vSphere environment as well as your SDDC in VMware Cloud on AWS. Let’s take a look at this awesome new feature! NOTE: Although similar, this is not vCenter Continue reading

VMware Cloud Services vs VMware Cloud on AWS

Last week at VMworld in Vegas, VMware announced two new service offerings. In this post I will point out the key differences between each service as well as some of the features that both share. Hopefully this will help you clearly understand what these services offer as well as help Continue reading

My top 10 VMworld2017 Vegas Session picks

This year VMworld is back in Vegas and it’s gonna be hotter than ever. While it is going to be a blast to be in Vegas there is a lot more to get excited about. As an employee I can’t register for sessions so that you all have first dibs. Continue reading

Where have I been and where am I going?

As you may have noticed it has been a while since I posted here. That’s because I have been busy working on VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services. Your probably wondering what this means for my helpful guides on vRealize Automation. Well, no change really, I am still heavily involved Continue reading

vRealize Automation 7 Application Authoring DeepDive

New in vRealize Automation 7 is the ability to create software installation components as part of the new converged blueprint design canvas. If you have been following VMware for some time this is actually a lot of the same code that once was Application Director and then Application services. In Continue reading

How to reindex the AppService aka APPD Appliance Database

The application services (formerly APPD) appliance has it’s own local database. Behind the scenes it is running a vPostgres database to store information about application blueprints and services.Over time the database tables can become fragmented and impact performance. Always snapshot or backup your appliance before attempting this procedure. NOTE: This Continue reading