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 VMware Cloud Services vs VMware Cloud on AWS

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 My top 10 VMworld2017 Vegas Session picks

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 Where have I been and where am I going?

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 vRealize Automation 7 Application Authoring DeepDive

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 How to reindex the AppService aka APPD Appliance Database