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The VMAX3: Why Enterprise Class is Still Very Relevant

EMC, Storage, VMAX

Posted in EMC, Unisphere | Comments closed

Announcing the Varrow Madness 2015 Keynote Speaker!

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Posted in Invicta, Unisphere | Comments closed

Blueprints as Code in vRealize Automation 7 Part 2 – Adding Blueprints to Github and Setting up Jenkins

Welcome to part 2 of this 3-part series on blueprints as code in vRealize Automation 7 (vRA 7). In part 1, we walked through how to export blueprints from vRA 7. In this post we’ll discuss putting those exported blueprints into a source control system (Github) and setup our Jenkins server.  Here are links to the […]

Posted in Automation, code, orchestration, VMware, vra | Comments closed

Double VCDX and the New VCDX-NV

NSX, vcdx, VMware

Posted in Cloud, Devices, lab, Smart Home, Unisphere | Comments closed

VMworld 2014 Voting: Varrow Sessions

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Posted in Fusion, Unisphere | Comments closed

Demo of EMC’s Hybrid Cloud Solution

Cloud, EMC

Posted in EMC, Unisphere | Comments closed

Announcing the Varrow Madness 2015 Keynote Speaker!

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Posted in Intel, Unisphere | Comments closed

The VMAX3: Why Enterprise Class is Still Very Relevant

EMC, Storage, VMAX

Posted in Citrix, Unisphere | Comments closed

Announcing a New Course with PluralSight! VMware NSX: Intro & Install

NSX, PluralSight, VMware

Posted in cisco, Unisphere | Comments closed

Nutanix and Acropolis: Should VMware Be Worried?

Nutanix, VMware

Posted in Apple, Unisphere | Comments closed

Unity VSA Storage Pool Creation

Once you have deployed Unity VSA, as covered in the previous blog, you will need to create a storage pool if you want to serve out any storage.  I have listed the steps below. Under the Storage Pool Section go to Pools. Select the + to start the “Create Pool Wizard” Name the Pool Assign […]

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DIY – Resource Guru Outlook Calendar Integration with Zapier and AWS

The company I work for uses Resource Guru as a central resource scheduling tool for our engineers. Project Managers love it because they have a consolidated view of all of the engineers’ schedules, but for the engineers, it’s ANOTHER tool they have to log into. The main complaint I hear is: “Why should I have to […]

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Gene Kim Keynoting Sirius Madness 2016!

Varrow, Varrow Madness

Posted in Apple, cisco, Citrix, Cloud, EMC, Events, Fusion, Home Lab, Intel, Invicta, Microsoft, mobility, Unisphere | Comments closed

vRealize 7 Application Services – Windows Agent Install

I am new to Application Services, and had some trouble successfully preparing the template. To prepare the template, a few pieces of software (including an agent) have to be installed in the template for vRA to be able to interact with the VM once it is deployed. Here are a few resources I found that […]

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vRealize Automation 7 – Custom Email Template XaaS Cleanup

A customer recently contacted me to help resolve a few issues with vRA 7’s custom email templates. Here are some of the changes I had to make. Templates have been updated from 6.2. Grab the new templates from the ‘Attachments’ section in the following KB: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2102019  Multiple XaaS (anything as a Service) workflows are displayed […]

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