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Extending Clouds


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New disk on a new SCSI adapter at request time

Monday March 14th, 2016 08:41:34 PM gary.coburn
I promised in the last post that I would follow up with a section 2, well here it is! How to add a new disk on a new SCSI adapter at the time of request. You may recall from the previous post there was a simple request that a customer was hoping they could provision a new …

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New Disk with a SCSI adapter

Monday March 7th, 2016 06:27:05 PM gary.coburn
Last week I spent some time working on using vRO to populate a new Disk with a SCSI adapter. The request came in as any other typically does with a simple, hey is there any easy way to do this? I dug through what I thought would be a quick and simple set of workflows… …

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New and Improved

Friday February 26th, 2016 01:18:45 PM gary.coburn
Welcome all to the new and improved site for Extendingclouds.com Finally moving from the wordpress.com hosted platform to a custom build of wordpress. So what does that mean for you? Well now the site looks better, will have better navigation and most importantly will be linked with the other automation sites. The biggest benefit for …

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Due to high demand, here’s the combined AAA deployment!

Tuesday February 9th, 2016 03:37:57 PM gary.coburn
I think this may be the highest requested post I’ve had so far. After creating the Dynamic deployment of the App Authoring Agent (AAA for the rest of this post) on Linux using SSH, the demand for a windows, or more importantly combined solution was flooding my inbox. Quick DISCLAIMER based on internal tests by colleagues …

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The missing prepare_vra_template

Sunday February 7th, 2016 07:59:00 AM gary.coburn
Ladies and Gentlemen following me and my blog, let me say that last week was one of those great weeks here at VMware! They say things coming in 3s well last week that is so very true for me. I am now a member of the CTO Ambassador program which brings me closer to my …

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Updated: Getting More Out of vRA – Session 2

Tuesday February 2nd, 2016 08:20:03 PM gary.coburn
First off, for all those who attempted to attend the session last week, all I can do is apologize! The platform did not serve use well but we are dedicated to getting this out to everyone! See below are the details and register here! Details are below but I’m looking forward to everyone joining the session …

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Getting More Out of vRA – Session 2

Monday January 25th, 2016 02:16:53 PM gary.coburn
I completely forgot to post for Session 1 but since I’m heading up Session 2 it’s top of mind. Join me to install, configure, and deploy your first VM in less than 2 hours! See below are the details and register here! Details are below but I’m looking forward to everyone joining the session on …

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Dynamic install of the app authoring agent

Thursday January 21st, 2016 01:45:24 PM gary.coburn
Today in our next Event Broker introduction piece we are going to walk through configuring it to dynamically install the agent needed for Application Authoring (ie our Software components option in the enterprise editions). So what does that really mean? Two things in my opinion… First it means you can have a pristine template that is …

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Enabling the Event Broker

Tuesday January 19th, 2016 01:25:13 PM gary.coburn
Welcome to 2016 and my first in-depth post about the new Event Broker in vRA7. As you will see through out the coming posts I’m VERY excited by the Event Broker. The power and flexibility that it will provide can only be matched by your imagination. Examples of this are a number of folks when …

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iPad Pro vs. Surface Pro 4 – Trade Offs Galore!!!

Friday January 8th, 2016 08:06:37 PM gary.coburn
So first let me say I don’t normally do this, I’ve used this blog entirely on educating folks about the amazing automation stack that VMware has enabled both for traditional IT and the new cloud native world. Today I felt it was worth sharing a very personal experience and decision that has been tough for …

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