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vSphere 6.7 Update 1 is now available!

vSphere 6.7 Update 1 is now available! Download VMware vSphere. Run fewer servers and reduce capital and operating costs using VMware vSphere to build a cloud computing infrastructure. VMware Social Media Advocacy
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Have you checked out the VMworld 2018 Europe…

Have you checked out the VMworld 2018 Europe… VMworld 2018 Europe takes Barcelona by storm this November. Meet experts, learn about industry hot topics, preview new hands-on labs, and attend networking events. VMware Social Media Advocacy
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Some vCloud Director Action (8.2) – gotchas I encountered in the field!-UPDATED

I recently got engaged (NOTE: dragged) to work on HA testing for vCloud Director installation. The setup is a full blown VCD setup that will be used for external customers. Full blown meaning: customized front end, 3 xCells, 2 x AMPQ, 3xCassandraNode, and a partridge in a pear tree. Anyway – just wanted to document some ad-hoc tasks we did: How to NUKE/ clear Cassandra DB: Stop cassandra service Delete contents
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Just passed: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 7 – Cloud Management and Automation Design Exam!

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in the following section is purely my own. So I just passed the VCAP-CMA Design exam and overall – I have a mix feelings about it. For one – this is a pure contrast with the deploy / administration exams track which focuses heavily on real-world/hands-on familiarity of the solutions. The multiple choice style question ‘ala VCP’ felt like a chore considering s
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Updating Gitlab from 10.7 to latest version

Ok. this took me awhile to out so wanted to share my experience in doing so. Objective:  Update my on-premise gitlab to atleast 10.8 to allow me to remote mirror my projects to github so i can have remote copy of the things i’m working on. Update to the latest gitlab so i can have the latest goodies Move gitlab from Ubuntu to CentOS. I’m standardizing my linux distro use to CentOS Constraints: As per gitl
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How to get NSX Load Balancer Persistency table

Here’s a quick way on how to get NSX Load Balancer (ESG) Persistency Table: Execute: show service loadbalancer table Take note of the one with TYPE: ip (if using IPV4) Execute: show service loadbalancer table <table name with type IP>   Why would you want to get it? Troubleshooting purpose.    
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Display ESG- Load Balancer statistics using Log Insight

Hello! As you may have known (or not) —  Edge Service Gateway provides the ability to perform Load Balancing functions similar full fledged Load Balancer. This function is based on (open-source) HA-Proxy and as such you can use simillar directives from HA-Proxy for ESG Load Balancer. For this post, if you want to enable the capability to show the stats (VIP / Server Pool status, etc) in Log Insight, you need to
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How to use Ansible to orchestrate vSphere Environment

I’ve been doing alot of Linux stuff lately and have been playing with Ansible to create a hosts setup for my Kubernetes nodes. Now, since i’m still at the ‘try-till-you-break-the-environment’ stage, using VMware snapshot has been very valuable to me. No need to reinstall or “oops moment” for me. Originally, I’ve been doing snapshot manually from the WebClient but it’s g
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How to uninstall NSX-T kernel module for ESXi 6.5 manually

Long time no post. I’ve been playing around NSX-T and encounter a situation where uninstall won’t work from the NSX-Manager so I had to uninstall the kernel modules manually. Unfortunately, it’s not a straight-forward ordeal since there are a multiple VIBs included in the software bundle and dependencies are intertwined. Anyway, managed to deal with it and here’s the sequence of how i did it.
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