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Tech News - Week 38

  • Collect vCloud Director Cell Logs with Log Insight Agent - Link
  • Force HA Failover on NSX Edges - Link
  • NSXv – DFW Log Format Change - Link
  • @DuncanYB’s recommended reads part 5 - Link
  • VMware ESXi Claim Rules unleashed - Link
  • NSX - Custom Regex queries for Log Insight - Link
  • VMware Integrated OpenStack 3.0 Released - Link
  • Automating vCenter Server 5.5 repoint to a new SSO 5.5 - Link
  • vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) Migration Tool officially GAs w/vSphere 6.0 Update 2m - Link
  • vSphere HTML5 Web Client 2.5 Released - Link
  • ESXi Embedded Host Client 1.9.1 Released - Link
  • Getting started with vCheck - Link
  • Automatically Configuring an F5 BIG-IP Load Balancer for PSC 6.0 HA - Link
  • How VMware Integrated Containers May Introduce Docker to the Enterprise - Link
  • Home Lab Decision Making – NUC and Supermicro - Link
  • vmware/govmomi 1.9 Released - Go library for the VMware vSphere API - Link

Misc

  • Your Life Is Tetris. Stop Playing It Like Chess. - Link
  • 250 GB/day of logs with Graylog: The good, the bad and the ugly - Link
  • How a loud noise brought a data center to its knees - Link
  • Using Vagrant with AWS - Link
  • Announcing Envoy: C++ L7 proxy and communication bus - Link
  • The state of the Octoverse 2016 - Link
  • Kubernetes The Hard Way: Updated for AWS Cloud Platform - Link
  • Technology Short Take #71 - Link
  • Consul 0.7 Released - Link
  • Netmiko: Multi-vendor library to simplify Paramiko SSH connections to network devices - Link

Tech News - Week 37

  • PowerCLI Stops Working After NSX 6.2.4 Upgrade - Link
  • PowerNSX – Validating logging status on DFW rules - Link
  • What’s new with vRealize Operations 6.3 - Link
  • Sharing VMworld slides - Link
  • Direct playback & download URLs for all VMworld US 2016 sessions - Link
  • VMworld US 2016 Breakout Sessions - Link | Download
  • Stickers/Shirts - Link
  • Disable Virtual SAN health check alarms - Link
  • vmware/priam: Go CLI tool for VMware Identity Manager portal - Link

Misc

  • NGINX as a Reverse Proxy for Docker Swarm Clusters - Link
  • Using Vault as a Certificate Authority for Kubernetes - Link
  • Scaleway : pas assez cher mon fils ! [FRENCH] - Link
  • GitHub: Improving collaboration with forks - Link
  • Using Docker Datacenter to launch load test - Link
  • ASP.NET Core continuous deployment with Docker Hub - Link
  • Docker Kata 003: Live debugging - Link
  • Jenkins makes a UX splash with Blue Ocean - Link
  • Docker Datacenter for AWS - Link
  • Docker Service and Swarm Mode to Create Couchbase Cluster - Link
  • Oh shit, git! - Link
  • A space error: $370 million for an integer overflow - Link
  • Outage Post-Mortem for August 22nd - Link
  • InfluxDB 1.0 GA Released: A Retrospective and What’s Next - Link
  • Wireshark 2.2 Released - Link
  • EdgeMAX EdgeRouter software release v1.9.0 - Link

Tech News - Week 36

  • vCloud Director – retain IP/Mac - Link
  • VMware NSX-v 6.2.4 Compatible with vCloud Director 8.0.1 & 8.1.0 - Link
  • Reboot All Hosts in vCloud Director - new script provided by one of my readers - Link
  • VMworld 2016: Cross Cloud Platform - Raw Thoughts - Link
  • VMworld 2016: VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Demo - Link
  • VMworld 2016: NET9989 - VMware NSX, Network Bridge to Multi-Cloud Future - Link
  • VMworld 2016: The Power Hour: Deep Dive, DevOps, and New Features of PowerCLI - Link
  • VMworld 2016: Enforcing a vSphere Cluster Design with PowerCLI Automation - Link
  • VMworld 2016: vSphere 6.x Host Resource Deep Dive - Link
  • VMware Cloud Foundation FAQ - Link
  • Introducing VMware Validated Design 3.0 - Link
  • How to install and configure vRealize Network Insight 3.0 - Link
  • An Industry Roadmap: From storage to data management #STO7903 by @xtosk - Link
  • How to Add a Linux Machine as PowerShell Host in vRO (Linux PS over SSH) (SKKB1030) - Link
  • Log Insight 3.6: Official API Documentation! - Link
  • Log Insight 3.6: Syslog Event Forwarder Tags - Link
  • Photon OS with sshfs from source - Link
  • vSphere Integrated Containers – The Next Step - Link
  • Photon Platform Architecture - Link
  • VMware Remote Console 9.0 Released - Link
  • vSphere Integrated Containers v0.5.5 Released + Documentation - Link 1 | Link 2
  • vSphere HTML5 Web Client 2.3 Released - Link
  • VMware Admiral: Highly Scalable Container Management Platform - Link
  • PowerNSX v2 Released - Link
  • vmxtoolkit: Powershell extension to VMware Workstation - Link
  • Vester: Easily validate and remediate your vSphere configuration - Link
  • Add RPM builder for VMware Photon OS #24116 = Official Docker 1.13+ RPMS for Photon OS - Link

Misc

  • A Docker Fork: Talk of a Split Is Now on the Table - Link
  • 2 weeks with Terraform - Link
  • DevOps vs SRE: Delayed coverage of the dumbest War - Link
  • Ansible Best Practices: The Essentials - Link
  • So a product manager asks you to fix a bug… - Link
  • Why is stretched ACI infinitvely better than OTV ? - Link
  • Beta News – Flash Player NPAPI for Linux - Link
  • 400,000 GitHub repositories, 1 billion files, 14 terabytes of code: Spaces or Tabs? - Link
  • New CentOS Atomic Host with Package Layering Support - Link
  • Zalando’s Restful API Guidelines - Link
  • 30K Page Views for $0.21: A Serverless Story - Link
  • The Hardest Part About Microservices: Your Data - Link
  • Terraform module for creating Kubernetes cluster running on CoreOS in an AWS VPC - Link
  • Deploy a Kubernetes cluster using Terraform and Ansible on top of CoreOS. - Link
  • kops: the easiest way to get a production Kubernetes up and running - Link
  • Awesome Go Patterns: A curated list of Go patterns and idioms - Link
  • Tipboard - in-house, tasty, local dashboarding system - Link
  • netdata: real-time performance monitoring, now scaled out! - Link
  • Fork: a fast and friendly git client for Mac - Link

Tech News - Week 35

  • NUMA Deep Dive Part 5: ESXi VMkernel NUMA Constructs - Link
  • Storage and Availability Technical Documents - Link
  • vRealize Operations 6.3: What’s New, Hint it just got even better - Link
  • NSX for vSphere 6.2.4 Released - Link
  • Testing Distributed Firewall heap usage - Link
  • License NSX via automation with PowerCLI - Link
  • Release: NSX SDN-LAB v3.5 with advanced designs, vRealize Log + Network Insight and more - Link
  • Auto create Nano server for ESXi with Powershell - Link
  • Context, Visibility and Containment – NSX Securing “Anywhere” Part V - Link
  • Micro-segmentation Benchmark – NSX Securing “Anywhere” Part VI - Link
  • Use VMware Perl SDK to manage a vSphere infrastructure - Link
  • Virtual SAN Enterprise Network Design and Implementation with Brocade - Link
  • VSAN SwapThickProvisionDisabled OneLiner - Link
  • Log Insight 3.6: Enhanced Query API - Link
  • vSphere HTML5 Web Client 2.2 Released - Link
  • HCIBench v1.5.0.1 Released - Link
  • rbvmomi 1.9.2 Released (vSphere 6 Support) - Link
  • Harbor 0.3.5 Released - Link
  • vagrant-guests-photon 1.0.4 Released - Link

Misc

  • Easy Conference Tunneling - OSX, Sidestep, and Cloud Servers - Link
  • Ultimate PowerShell Prompt Customization and Git Setup Guide - Link
  • Kubernetes Secret Manager - Link
  • Color Schemes for ConEmu - Link
  • GitLab 8.11 released with Issue Boards and Merge Conflict Resolution - Link
  • I Contributed To An Open-Source Editor, And So Can You - Link
  • @DuncanYB’s recommended reads part 4 - Link

Tech News - Week 34

  • Custom Pattern as a Classification Value on NSX Data Security Regulation - Link
  • Quick Tip – How to retrieve the ESXi Update Level using the vSphere API? - Link
  • Automate vRealize Orchestrator with PowerShell: Introducing PowervRO - Link
  • Intel Xeon D-1518 (X10SDV-4C-7TP4F) ESXi & Storage server build notes - Link
  • vSphere HTML5 Web Client 2.1 Released - Link
  • VMFork for pyVmomi v1.0.2 Released - Link
  • VMware VSAN 6.2 All-Flash Review - Link

Misc

  • Microsoft open sources PowerShell, brings it to Linux and OS X - Link
  • Solving the routing mess for services using Docker - Link
  • Simpler GitHub Pages publishing - Link
  • Kubernetes Namespaces: use cases and insights - Link

Tech News - Week 33

  • PowerCLI Script to calculate VSAN vCAN Points per Month - Link
  • How to Increase VCSA External PSC Disk Space in vSphere 6 - Link
  • Working with maintenance mode in vROPS via PowerCLI - Link
  • Homelab: CloudFlare dynamic dns update script (cf-ddns.sh) - Link
  • VMware Horizon Client (PCoIP & Blast) Connection Workflow - Link
  • Operationalize SDDC program - Link
  • VSAN Upgrades–NVMe & SATADOM - Link
  • ACI Automation Deep Dive - Part 1 - Link
  • Supermicro X10SDV-4C-7TP4F server Bill-of-Materials - Link
  • vSphere HTML5 Web Client 2.0 Released - Link

Misc

  • Microservices - Not A Free Lunch! - Link
  • Distributed Logging Architecture in the Container Era - Link
  • Facebook moving to JBOF (just a bunch of flash) - Link
  • Watchtower: Automatic Updates for Docker Containers - Link
  • How Containers, Microservices and AI Will Lead to the Operatorless Data Center - Link
  • 15 Things You Should Know About Ansible - Link
  • Ensuring a Command Module Task is Repeatable with Ansible - Link
  • The missing piece in containers: storage! - Link
  • TNS Research: A Scan of the Container Vulnerability Scanner Landscape - Link
  • Microservices: Real Architectural Patterns - Link
  • Samsung Introduces 64-Layer V-NAND & A 32TB SAS SSD - Link
  • The complete guide to Go net/http timeouts - Link
  • Concourse CI: CI that scales with your project - Link
  • GoConvey: Write behavioral tests in your editor. Get live results in your browser - Link
  • Go’s march to low-latency GC - Link
  • Kafka in a Nutshell - Link
  • Go Walkthrough: bytes + strings packages - Link
  • Like on Git: Chrome extension to save links on your Github repository - Link
  • Paw: The most advanced API tool for Mac (3.0 Free Upgrade for 2.x users) - Link
  • jq: A lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor - Link

Tech News - Week 32

  • Inspect your network with vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) - Link
  • How to correctly test the performance of Virtual SAN 6.2 deduplication feature - Link
  • vSphere HTML5 Web Client 1.17 Released - Link
  • ESXi Embedded Host Client v1.7.1 Released - Link
  • Common OVF Tool v1.7.0 Released - Link

Misc

  • Inside the mind of a master procrastinator - Link
  • Nobody Cares How Hard You Work - Link
  • The Human Cost of Tech Debt - Link
  • Designing Modern Teams - Link
  • Standing on Distributed Shoulders of Giants - Link
  • The Difference Between “Remote” and “Remote-First” - Link
  • I Love Go; I Hate Go - Link
  • Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2016 - Link
  • Adding Hyper-V support to 2016 TP5 Docker VM - Link
  • Kubeform: Kubernetes Clusters in any Cloud - Link
  • Introducing Winston - Event driven Diagnostic and Remediation Platform - Link
  • IDEs are Moving to the Cloud - Link
  • Using A Static Site Generator At Scale: Lessons Learned - Link
  • Google and Facebook share proposed new Open Rack Standard with 48-volt power architecture - Link
  • Docker image with StatsD, Graphite, Grafana 2 and a Kamon Dashboard - Link
  • Building Docker 1.12 on a Raspberry Pi - Link
  • Approaching Graphite 1.0 - Link
  • Minio Cloud Storage - Link
  • Terraform 0.7 Link
  • Free Network Diagnostic Tool - mylg v0.2.1 released - Link
  • Visual Studio Code 1.4 Released (Powershell Fixes) - Link

Tech News - Week 31

  • vCloud Director Object Extensibility - Video
  • VSAN Healthcheck: Read Cache Reservations test failed - Link
  • Quick Tip – How to disable the landing page for vCenter Server 5.x & 6.x? - Link
  • Automating the import of vCenter Server 6.x root certificate - Link
  • VSAN: Upgrading from 6.1 to 6.2 Hybrid to All Flash - Part 3 - Link
  • VMFS Unmap switches block count - Link
  • Using vSphere docker volume driver to run Project Harbor on VSAN - Link
  • NSX-V SpoofGuard via API - Link
  • VSAN Management API Cookbook for Python - Link
  • NSX-V: Multi-site Options and Cross-VC NSX Design Guide - Link
  • Performance Degradation of Hybrid disk groups on VSAN 6.2 Deployments (2146267) - Link
  • vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 1.0 Released - Link
  • vSphere HTML5 Web Client 1.16 Released - Link
  • ESXi Embedded Host Client v1.7.0 Released - Link
  • VMware Remote Console 8.1 Released - Link
  • New Fling: VMFork for pyVmomi Released - Link
  • nsxramlclient 2.0.1 Released - Link
  • PyNSXv 0.4 Released - Link
  • fog-vsphere 1.0 Released - The Ruby cloud services library - Link | Doc
  • PSDeploy-vSphereOVF-Recipes - Link

Misc

  • The Biggest Tech Innovation That You Never Notice - Link
  • Diversity is a broken product in tech. FIX IT. - Link
  • The Uber Engineering Tech Stack, Part 1: The Foundation - Link
  • The Uber Engineering Tech Stack, Part 2: The Edge and Beyond - Link
  • Why Uber Engineering switched from Postgres to MySQL - Link
  • High frequency security bug hunting: 120 days, 120 bugs - Link
  • Your Slides DO Matter - Link
  • How to make a Slack bot speak Kubernetes - Link
  • The End of Gmane? - Link
  • Asciinema: 1.3 aka “And Now for Something Completely Different” - Link
  • The Black Magic Of SSH / SSH Can Do That? - Video
  • Building High Scalable v6 Only Cloud Hosting - Link
  • Monospace Font Favorites - Link
  • Why You Should Never Use MongoDB Link 1 | Link 2
  • On Orchestrated Microservices - Link
  • Docker Swarm - An Analysis Of A Very-Large-Scale Container System - Link
  • Work/Life Balance: My Impossible Reality - Link

Tech News - Week 30

  • vCloud Architecture Toolkit - Link
  • Gathering Health Status of vCloud Director Edge Gateways - Link
  • VMware Validated Design for SDDC 2.0 – Now Available - Link
  • VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 2.0 Poster - Link
  • Remotely query an ESXi host without adding it to vCenter Server - Link
  • How to easily disable vMotion & Cross vCenter vMotion for a particular Virtual Machine? - Link
  • vRops Backup done right - Link
  • VSAN: Upgrading from 6.1 to 6.2 Hybrid to All Flash - Part 1 - Link
  • VSAN: Upgrading from 6.1 to 6.2 Hybrid to All Flash - Part 2 - Link
  • Getting started with vSphere Integrated Containers (short video) - Link
  • Deploy Mesos on Photon Controller (video) - Link
  • Container Networks in VIC v0.4.0 - Link
  • Playing around with Tintri Global Center and Tintri storage systems - Link
  • @DuncanYB’s recommended reads part 2 - Link
  • DFW rules using SG not correctly being applied to VMs after NSX 6.2.3 install or upgrade - Link
  • NSX API call flowstats badly documented /app required - Link
  • vSphere HTML5 Web Client 1.15 - Link
  • VMware Harbor 0.3.0 Released - Link
  • pyvcloud v16 released: Python SDK for VMware vCloud Director - Link
  • vca-cli v17 released: Command Line Interface for VMware vCloud Director - Link

Misc

  • Avoiding Scope Creep - Link
  • Random Acts of Optimization - Link
  • SuperRoot: Launching a High-SLA Production Service at Twitter - Link
  • WTF is Operations ? #Serverless - Link
  • an HAProxy, segfaulted, choose-your-own stack frame adventure - Link
  • Solving the stateful service problem in container orchestration - Link
  • DevOps Bookmarks - Link
  • POSHOrigin - #Powershell #VMware #DSC series - Link
  • Building a Simple Release Pipeline in PowerShell Using psake, Pester, and PSDeploy - Link
  • vimgifs - Link
  • snap: A powerful open telemetry framework - Link
  • A tcpdump Primer with Examples - Link
  • perf-tooling.today: Performance related articles - Link
  • Stack Overflow: Docker documentation snippets - Link
  • A beautiful Slack command line interface (CLI -> uses 20mb memory) - Link
  • Windows File System Proxy - FUSE for Windows - Link
  • Kubernetes Certificate Manager - Link
  • Kubernetes 1.3.3 Released - Link
  • Vagrant 1.8.5 Released - Link
  • Scott’s Technology Short Take #69 - Link

Tech News - Week 29

  • Edge Gateway Deployment Speed in vCloud Director 8.10 - Link
  • Automate Let’s Encrypt Certificate for NSX Edge Load Balancer - Link
  • Sneak peek: Veeam 9.5 vCloud Director Self Service Portal - Link
  • How CPU related metrics in vSphere may be misinterpreted - Link
  • Virtual SAN Performance Service and Performance Tools - Link
  • Configuring NSX Edge Services in Async Mode via API - Link
  • NUMA Deep Dive Part 3: Cache Coherency - Link
  • NUMA Deep Dive Part 4: Local Memory Optimization - Link
  • vSphere HTML5 Web Client 1.14 - Link
  • Quick Tip – Minor changes on how to customize vSphere 6.0 Update 2 Web Client login UI - Link
  • Container Volumes in VIC v0.4.0 - Link
  • NSX-v – How to find Object IDs for almost everything! - Link
  • NSX-v 6.2.3 – DFW UI Enhancements - Link
  • How to automate vSphere MOB operations using PowerShell? - Link
  • How to audit vSphere Standalone VMRC or HTML5 VMRC connections? - Link

Misc

  • Overview Container Orchestration Tools - Link
  • Actually, Slack really sucks - Link
  • Jepsen: VoltDB 6.3 - Link
  • Our Nightmare on Amazon ECS - Link
  • NetApp Docker Volume Plugin - Link
  • Grafana 3.1.0 Released - Link