Install Kubernetes on VMware Photon in 15 min. or less!

I just recently found a super easy way to install and learn Kubernetes. It also happens to work on Photon OS so that means it works across VMware products and services like Fusion, vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS, I tested it on all of them so you’re good to Continue reading Install Kubernetes on VMware Photon in 15 min. or less!

How to create private networks in VMware Cloud on AWS

Before you begin, just a disclaimer that at the time of writing this post this is not actually supported by VMware. With that said proceed at your own risk. In this post I will show you how to create a private non-routed network in VMC on AWS. Why would you Continue reading How to create private networks in VMware Cloud on AWS

Project Pacific K8S explained in Amazon EC2 terms

Kubernetes is a cool and powerful development platform. Also with the announcement of Project Pacific it is not just a container platform anymore. With Pacific you can also spin up traditional virtual machines with the same Kubernetes commands as well as a fully compliant Kubernetes Cluster. When I first started Continue reading Project Pacific K8S explained in Amazon EC2 terms

How to serve NFS, iSCSI and Windows File shares on VMware Cloud on AWS

In a previous post I showed you how to create Windows and NFS shares on VMware Cloud on AWS that land on Amazon S3 storage. What about if you wanted to use your local vSAN storage to present these services to your VM’s. In this guide I will show you Continue reading How to serve NFS, iSCSI and Windows File shares on VMware Cloud on AWS

The Easy Button for Cloud Migrations

So you just finished patch Tuesday again, upgraded to vSphere 6.5 and you thought you could take a breath but now your boss is asking you to migrate 20% of your workloads to the cloud. You can already anticipate all the stress from your application owners, DBA’s and end users Continue reading The Easy Button for Cloud Migrations

What Project Pacific Really means for VMware

This week at VMworld, VMware announced Project Pacific, Kubernetes built into vSphere. As a VMware employee I have been following and supporting this project for some time. In my opinion this innovation is right there next to vMotion and HA, a simple and elegant feature that transform VMware from so Continue reading What Project Pacific Really means for VMware

My top 10 VMworld SF 2019 Session picks

That’s right, once again VMworld is back in San Francisco and there is so much to announce this year. While it is going to be nice to be in SF there is a lot more to get excited about. As an employee I can’t register for sessions so that you Continue reading My top 10 VMworld SF 2019 Session picks

HCX vCenter Plugin Gotcha

So you just deployed HCX for VMware Cloud on AWS and now you are at the point where you logged into your local vCenter and opened the plugin but you are getting an error stating “Your session is no longer valid, you need to login again to view and manage Continue reading HCX vCenter Plugin Gotcha

VMC HCX Site Pairing Gotcha

So you are at the point where you have HCX manager appliance deployed and you need to create a site pair with the HCX in the cloud but you keep timeing out or getting an error. NOTE: This problem only occurs when you are connected to VMC with a Direct Continue reading VMC HCX Site Pairing Gotcha

HCX for VMware Cloud on AWS for Newbies

The second most confusing part of VMware Cloud on AWS is HCX or Hybrid Cloud Extension. We use HCX to deliver long distance VMotion aka live migration. HCX is not the traditional vMotion you use in vCenter. HCX is a much more robust and advanced solution and has it’s own Continue reading HCX for VMware Cloud on AWS for Newbies