vRA and NSX – Using Baseline Security Groups

#vRA and NSX – Using Baseline Security Groups

vRA and NSX – Using Baseline Security Groups

vRA and NSX came together back when vRA (a.k.a. vCAC) 6.0 was released, just as VMware was transitioning from vCNS to NSX. In vRA 6.x, inventory-collected security groups must be selected (checked) per Reservation prior to being available for consumption by a multi-machine blueprint (and only MMBP’s support NSX in vRA 6.x). As I’ve highlighted several times before, the latest release of vRealize Automation (7.x) delivers deeper integrations with NSX and unified service authoring capabilities to make delivering application-centric networks the new norm. See this post for how vRA and NSX are better together…I won’t repeat those details here.


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vSphere Thick Client End of Life – A Look at…

#vSphere Thick Client End of Life – A Look at the HTML 5 Client Fling #h5client

vSphere Thick Client End of Life – A Look at…

On May 18th VMware announced the end of the road for the C# vSphere Thick Client. The next version of vSphere-the thick client-will not be available. VMware has been building up to this moment and previously announced they wanted to move to a web based client to have maximum comparability and mobility. The current versions of the vSphere thick client will remain supported (5.5, 6.0) until their end of life cycle. So what does the future look like for the vSphere Client? VMware will keep the existing Flash web client and introduce the HTML5 based vSphere Client. The Flash web client will remain so third party developers can migrate their plugins over to the long term HTML5 client.


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Deploy and configure VMware NSX in 23 minutes

Deploy and configure #VMware NSX in 23 minutes – VMGuru

Deploy and configure VMware NSX in 23 minutes

VMware NSX is completely software based. This means it’s flexible as heck and you can have a lot of instances running concurrently. It also means you can go crazy with your network topology designs and amount of tinkering you can do with your virtual network. I am someone who loves to tinker. Sometimes a bit too much. A consequence of this, is that I sometimes break my virtual test lab and have to re-install it and return to the starting point. This has happened a few times.


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A Guide to Fumbling Through PowerCLI

A Guide to Fumbling Through #PowerCLI

A Guide to Fumbling Through PowerCLI

PowerCLI can come in quite handy in a vSphere environment, especially when you’re managing a large number of hosts. Sure, you can find sample scripts on the Internet to run, but it is also a good idea to at least get a fundamental understanding of how PowerCLI works. After all, you wouldn’t want to let a script loose in your environment if you didn’t have any idea what it did.


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[Technical webcast] Understanding the Benefits…

[Technical webcast] Understanding the Benefits of Containerized Desktops

[Technical webcast] Understanding the Benefits…

Join us for this technical webcast and learn about the security and productivity benefits of Horizon FLEX. This policy-based, containerized solution helps you deliver a corporate desktop to laptops you might not own—and extend legacy desktops to modern hardware.


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5 Common Errors While Installing vRealize…

5 Common Errors While Installing vRealize Operations Manager

5 Common Errors While Installing vRealize…

Understanding the most common errors associated with installing VMware’s vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) can drastically improve user experience. Currently, 85% of Blue Medora’s support tickets are related to user error during vRealize Operations installation and configuration. Below, I have outlined the top five errors that we see vROps users encountering, and how to avoid them if you’re looking to install vRealize Operations or integrate third-party management packs.


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Building a Home Lab for PowerCli Testing

Building a Home Lab for #PowerCli Testing – Notes of a scripter

Building a Home Lab for PowerCli Testing

After taking the PowerCli HOL from VMware, I been thinking of putting together a home lab. I been reading a lot of information about others bloggers using Mini PCs- such as the Intel NUCs, Mac Minis, and even custom built whitebox servers. Unfortunately, being a father of 3 kids means I have to be on a tight budget, and at the same time I don’t want to skimp and have a under powered home lab. I would also like the equipment to be quiet and fan-less if at all possible.


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