Creating a new VPC on AWS – Walkthrough

August 25, 2017

I’ve recently been working towards AWS certification – and took the first step in passing the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam a few weeks ago. After a short break I now aim to take the Professional cert later in the year – as such I’ll be putting some articles together covering some of the […]

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VCAP6-DCV Design Journey – Objective 2.1 – Map Business Requirements to a vSphere 6.x Logical Design

August 14, 2017

This post is intended to cover the VCAP design objective around mapping business requires to a vSphere 6.x logical design. At the time of writing, the required ‘Skills and Abilities’ listed by VMware for this topic are: Analyze requirements for functional and non-functional elements Build non-functional requirements into a specific logical design Translate stated business […]

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Using Vagrant to Deploy Multiple VMs on vSphere

July 28, 2017

I wrote an article recently looking at how to deploy virtual machines on vSphere using Vagrant. On that post I covered how to deploy a single Photon OS virtual machine using Vagrant. Here, I wanted to do a quick post on how to deploy multiple VMs from a single Vagrant file. One way to do […]

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VCAP6-DCV Design Journey – Objective 1.3 – Determine Risks, Requirements, Constraints and Assumptions

June 28, 2017

This post is intended to address the VCAP design objective around determining risks, requirements, constraints and assumptions. At the time of writing, the required ‘Skills and Abilities’ listed by VMware for this topic are: Differentiate between the concepts of risks, requirements, constraints and assumptions Given a statement, determine whether it is a risk, requirement, constraint […]

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Vagrant, vSphere and Photon OS

June 26, 2017

I wanted to have a look at using Vagrant with vSphere to help provision a dev environment, mainly for an excuse to have a look at Vagrant. This post will cover the steps I used to get Vagrant up and running, and able to provision a VM on an ESXi host, via vCenter. To start […]

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VCAP6-DCV Design Journey – Objective 1.2 – Gather and Analyze Application Requirements

June 14, 2017

This post is intended to address the VCAP design objective around gathering and analyzing application requirements. At the time of writing, the required ‘Skills and Abilities’ listed by VMware for this topic are: Gather and analyze application requirements for a given scenario Determine the requirements for a set of applications that will be included in […]

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VCAP6-DCV Design Journey – Objective 1.1 – Gather and analyze business requirements

June 9, 2017

This post is intended to address the VCAP design objective around gathering and analyzing business requirements. At the time of writing, the required ‘Skills and Abilities’ listed by VMware for this topic are: Associate a stakeholder with the information that needs to be collected. Utilize inventory and assessment data from a current environment to define […]

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Replacing vRealize Operations Manager Certificates

April 7, 2017

I had a project recently to deploy a three node highly available vROPs 6.4 solution. This included the master node, a master replica and a remote collector situated in a different datacenter. Due to security requirements it was necessary to replace the default self-signed certificates with a trusted certificate signed by an internal CA. I […]

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VCSA 6.0 /storage/core 100% Usage

March 9, 2017

I ran into this issue recently when one of the vCenter appliances in my test environment triggered this alarm in the vSphere web client: Logging into the VCSA via SSH and running ‘df –h’ showed that the /storage/core area was indeed 100% utilized:

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AWS VPC Limits Flashcards

January 17, 2017

I’ve created these flashcards on AWS VPC limits as I’m currently studying for AWS certification – maybe useful to some as a study aid! These are correct at the time of writing. Note that some of the limits can be increased by submitting a request. Check out the link at the bottom of the page […]

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