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Tech News - Week 49

  • PowerCLI: Saying Farewell to Snapins! - Link
  • VCSA 6.5 CLI Installer now supports new ovftool argument pass-through feature - Link
  • Automating the installation of VUM UMDS for Linux in vSphere 6.5 - Link
  • Quick look - vSphere 6.5 Storage Space Reclamation - Link
  • What’s new in ESXi 6.5 Storage Part III: Thin Hot Extend - Link
  • HCI Automated Deployment & Configuration: vSphere, vSAN, NSX, VIO The DevOps Way - Link
  • vCenter 6.5: #SRM, #vSphere Replication, #NSX problems after SSL change (LS_Update_certs.py) - Link
  • Log Insight 4.0: Agent Enhancements - Link
  • Log Insight Webhook Shim Updated - Link
  • vCenter 6.5: Dude, where’re my services? - Link
  • vSphere 6.5 Core Storage White Paper Now Available - Link
  • Deploy Kubernetes as a service on Photon Controller v1.1 - Link
  • Deploy Kubernetes manually on Photon Controller v1.1 and vSAN - Link
  • VMware Tools Not Installed on Windows 2016, but … - Link
  • Using Ubiquiti Networks in the home and lab - Link
  • Troubleshoot OpenStack Neutron + NSX - Link
  • VMware ESXi Mac Learning dvFilter 2.0 Released (ESXi 6.5 Support) - Link

Misc

  • Liveblog: Scaling to Your First 10 Million Users - Link
  • How I built a Lego Rack for the Intel NUCs - Link
  • How to break Python - Link
  • Kubernetes resource graphing with Heapster, InfluxDB and Grafana - Link
  • Q-in-VNI and EFP for Hosting Providers - Link
  • Neat Project to Install PowerShell Modules from GitHub Projects - Link
  • Spotlight: Consul KV CLI - Link
  • Getting to know Consul - Link
  • Runkit: Prototype and explore your ideas - Link
  • GpuRamDrive - Link
  • tsugliani/vdude: my fish prompt - Link

Tech News - Week 48

  • Configure Active Directory Federation for vCloud Director Organization - Link
  • New vSphere 6.5 REST API and API Explorer - Link
  • vGhetto Automated vSphere Lab Deployment for vSphere 6.0u2 & vSphere 6.5 - Link
  • Photon Platform v1.1 is Now Available for Download on GitHub - Link
  • Custom script bundle is now possible with Auto Deploy in vSphere 6.5 - Link
  • Virtual SAN High Availability Across Routed Networks - Link
  • Awaiting too long for this!!! vCenter HA – Part 1 - Link
  • Awaiting too long for this!!! vCenter HA – Part 2 - Link
  • Awaiting too long for this!!! vCenter HA – Part 3 - Link
  • Awaiting too long for this!!! vCenter HA – Part 4 - Link
  • Log Insight 4.0: Supported Deployment API - Link
  • Photon Controller v1.1 and vSAN interoperability - Link
  • New ESXCLI Commands in vSphere 6.5 - Link
  • ESXi 6.5 Release Notes for free license and white box users - Link

Misc

  • Unikernels and The End of the General Purpose Operating System - Link
  • The coming of the Kubernetes distributions - Link
  • Hype Driven Development - Link
  • Using GNOME Keyring as Git Credential Helper - Link
  • Why the fuss about serverless? Link
  • Stacked Pull Requests: Keeping GitHub Diffs Small - Link
  • Project Clarity released - Link
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux Distribution Switcher - Link
  • dclone: Generate a docker command-line from a running container - Link
  • Consul 0.7.1 - Link

Tech News - Week 47

  • All vSphere 6.5 release notes & download links - Link
  • ESXi 6.5 Virtual Appliance is now available - Link
  • New Release: PowerCLI 6.5 R1 - Link
  • PowerCLI 6.5 Release 1 and vSAN - Link
  • How to enable vCenter Server High Availability (VCHA) in vSphere 6.5 w/single ESXi host? - Link
  • Default hashing algorithm changed in OVFTool 4.2 - Link
  • vCenter HA Failover Scenarios - Link
  • vCenter HA Gotcha’s (vSphere 6.5) - Link
  • vSphere 6.5 Repointing Woes - Link
  • NSX Identity Firewall – Deep Dive - Link
  • NSX Full Stack deployment - Link
  • SysSet – A Syslog Configuration Tool for NSX Edges - Link
  • The vSAN Witness Appliance in vCloud Air: Part 1 (Overview) - Link
  • The vSAN Witness Appliance in vCloud Air: Part 2 (OVA Upload) - Link
  • The vSAN Witness Appliance in vCloud Air: Part 3 (Network) - Link
  • The vSAN Witness Appliance in vCloud Air: Part 4 (Deployment) - Link
  • What’s new in ESXi 6.5 Storage Part I: UNMAP - Link
  • What’s new in ESXi 6.5 Storage Part II: Resignaturing - Link
  • The Container Engine is a Commodity - Link
  • Video: Downloading and Installing VICe 0.7.0 - Link
  • Log Insight API and JSON no content to map due to end-of-input - Link
  • Log Insight 4.0 Available Now! - Link
  • VCSA 6.5 Installer Gotchas - Link
  • VMware Validated Design (VVD) 3.0.2 Released - Link
  • Deploying VIC v0.7.0 in multi-cluster, multi-DVS infras - Link
  • USB Ethernet driver for ESXi 6.5 - Link
  • New Home Lab Build - Link
  • Homelab – Supermicro 5028d-tnt4 storage driver performance issues and fix - Link
  • USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter (NIC) driver for ESXi 6.5 - Link
  • VMware Certificate Toolkit v0.1.9 Released - Link
  • vmware/pyvmomi 6.5 released - Link
  • vSphere Integrated Containers documentation - Link

Misc

  • You Are Not Paid to Write Code - Link
  • Veriflow Launches Disruptive Platform - Link
  • A History of Hard Drives - Link
  • Seagate Unveils the IronWolf Pro 10TB NAS HDD - Link
  • Avere Systems - is it a cache, is it a tier, does it even matter? - Link
  • How To Setup VPC Peering With Ansible - Link
  • Technology Short Take #73 - Link
  • The Atomic Series. Part 1 - Introduction to Atomic Host - Link
  • My Python Virtual Env Setup Instructions - Link
  • Nomad 0.5 - Link
  • GoAccess: Awesome open source real-time web log analyzer GUI/Console - Link

Tech News - Week 46

  • Updates to VMDK partitions & disk resizing in VCSA 6.5 - Link
  • An update on how to retrieve useful information from a vSphere login? - Link
  • vCenter Server Database retention purge schedule - Link
  • VCSA alarm for VCDB space utilization in vSphere 6.5 - Link
  • vSphere 6.5 Feature Preview: vCenter High Availability - Link
  • vSphere 6.5 Feature Preview: vCenter Server Appliance - Link
  • NSX in Real Life - Link
  • vRealize Operation Manager, Who Needs it? - Link
  • Log Insight 3.6: User Impersonation - Link
  • Log Insight Agent: Static Fields - Link
  • Log Insight Agent : Excluding Events with Blacklist - Link
  • vSAN 2 Nodes ROBO Setup - Link
  • VMware Virtual SAN (vSAN) Day 2 Operation – Scaling your vSAN - Link
  • Unable to remove the Guest Introspection service - Link
  • Kubernetes on vSphere - Link
  • VIC in a Nutshell - Link
  • How is VICe Differerent? - Link
  • Quickly Identify Whether My Virtual Machines Get All CPU Resources They Need - Link
  • Cloud Native And Container with VMware - Link

Misc

  • The End of the General Purpose Operating System - Link
  • Is Apple’s Cloud Key Vault a crypto backdoor? - Link
  • Pictures from the 100G DWDM interop lab - Link
  • An Introduction to the VirtualBox CLI - Link
  • Thinking Out Loud: The Future of Kubernetes - Link
  • An Advanced Elasticsearch Architecture for High-volume Reindexing - Link
  • Surface Book review (2016): The laptop to beat doesn’t come cheap - Link
  • Guesswork and Gambling - Link
  • Why should students learn to write code? - Link
  • Homebrew 1.1.0 Released - Link

Tech News - Week 45

  • migrate2vcsa Resources - Link
  • Will I get Photon OS when I upgrade my VCSA 5.5/6.0 to VCSA 6.5? - Link
  • vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 What’s New Rundown - Link
  • Log Insight 3.6 and vRealize Operations Manager 6.3 Integration Enhancements - Link
  • Host not Ready Error When Installing NSX Agents - Link
  • Copy NSX-Edge - Link
  • Automating deployment of 8-way ECMP - Link
  • Configure new automatic Space Reclamation (VMFS UNMAP) using vSphere 6.5 APIs - Link
  • Migrating from VCSA embedded PSC to external PSC - Link
  • VMware ESXi - I/O Block Size in Virtual Environments - Link
  • Understanding the Impact of a Noisy Neighbor Using vRealize Operations - Link
  • vSphere visibility for Network Team - Link
  • Direct playback & download URLs for VMworld EU 2016 sessions - Link
  • VMware Integrated OpenStack – Collapse Compute & Edge Clusters - Link
  • Super easy way of getting ESXi installation date in vSphere 6.5 - Link
  • VMware{code} Hackathon: One for All and All for One - Link
  • Can Storage Policies be used with VIC? - Link
  • vSphere Integrated Containers Engine Version v0.7.0 Released - Link

Misc

  • Docker in Production: A History of Failure - Link
  • Ansible 2.2 News - Link
  • Linux containers in 500 lines of code - Link
  • Hyper.sh Mixes Containers, Hypervisors, and Something Called ‘Hypernetes’ - Link
  • clumsy 0.2: Network worsener simulator - Link

Tech News - Week 44

  • Debunking 3 common MYTHS around vCloud Director - Link
  • NSX Bytes: Important Bug in 6.2.4 to be aware of - Link
  • vCloud Availability PowerCLI Monitoring Cmdlets - Link
  • vSphere visibility for Storage Team - Link
  • How to run a Docker Container on the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5? - Link
  • 5 ways to a run PowerCLI script using the PowerCLI Docker Container - Link
  • Introducing VMware Tools 10.1 and 10.0.12 - Link
  • How to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 running on Fusion & Workstation? - Link
  • Virtual NVMe and Nested ESXi 6.5? - Link

Misc

  • The Myth of the Root Cause: How Complex Web Systems Fail - Link
  • Giving Your Product A Soul - Link
  • Running containers without Docker - Link
  • Bending the Dynamic vs Static Language Tradeoff - Link
  • Changelog.com is Open Source - Link
  • Managing AWS Infrastructure with Ansible - Link
  • Designing a modern multi-tenant DC network - Link
  • Cisco Application Centric - Infrastructure Design Guide Release 2.0 (ACI) - Link
  • DTrace for Linux 2016 - Link
  • Linux Performance - Link
  • Seven (More) Deadly Sins of Microservices - Link
  • OpenShift Application Platform - Link
  • Open Broadcaster Software - Stream your desktop - Link
  • Introducing Microsoft Surface Studio - Link
  • Life after Google - Link
  • Solarized color settings for Windows command prompt - Link
  • AWS Data Transfer Costs Pictured! - Link

Tech News - Week 43

  • PowerCLI Core is now available on Docker Hub! - Link
  • Preparing for a vCenter Server Migration using the vSphere 6.02m Migration Tool – Part 3 - Link
  • A Look at VMware’s vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 Release - Link
  • Big Improvements to vSphere HA and DRS in 6.5 Release - Link
  • vSphere 6.5 what’s new – VMFS 6 / Core Storage - Link
  • What is new for Virtual SAN 6.5? - Link
  • vSphere 6.5 what’s new – HA - Link
  • vSphere 6.5 what’s new – VVols - Link
  • Documenting the NSX-v DFW with PowerNSX - Link
  • PowerCli Core Fling for MAC! How-to guide - Link
  • Log Insight: Configuration APIs - Link
  • What a great time – VMworld 2016 Hackathon rules! - Link
  • How to check the size of your Config & SEAT data in the VCDB in vPostgres? - Link
  • Nested ESXi Enhancements in vSphere 6.5 - Link
  • VMware Gets Serious about RESTful APIs and Expanding PowerCLI - Link
  • Vagrant-Photon OS Bug and Workaround - Link
  • PowerCLI Core v1.0 Fling released - Link

Misc

  • Does My Design Project Need a Strategy? - Link
  • Principles of Automation - Link
  • Building Network-Friendly Single-Page Apps - Link
  • Fixing Python Performance with Rust - Link
  • Kubernetes, Mesos, and Swarm: Comparing the Rancher Orchestration Engine Options - Link
  • Network Automation with Salt and NAPALM - Link
  • docker/infrakit: A Quick Tutorial - Link
  • Combining Heat with OpenStack Vagrant provider - Link
  • Patching windows servers with Ansible - Link
  • What’s New in Sophos XG Firewall v16 - Link
  • typora: a truly minimal markdown editor - Link

Tech News - Week 42

  • vCloud Director SP 8.0.2 - Important upgrade for Zerto clients - Link
  • NSX Bytes: NSX Edge feature and performance matrix - Link
  • Automating vCloud with Microsoft Powershell – Part Two, Automatic Shutdown and Startup - Link
  • Preparing for a vCenter Server Migration using the vSphere 6.0U2m Migration Tool – Part 2 - Link
  • Getting Comfortable with vPostgres and the vCenter Server Appliance – Part 3 - Link
  • VMware Cloud™ on AWS – A Closer Look - Link
  • Deploy a Linux VM using Customization Wizard using Perl SDK - Link
  • Hacking Photon OS to Do Your Bidding - Link

Misc

  • No SDN Kubernetes - Link
  • Organising remote access to your home lab with Sophos UTM - Link
  • Build your infrastructure with Terraform, Nomad and Consul on Scaleway - Link
  • Revisiting BGP on Linux w/ Cumulus Topology Converter - Link
  • Configuring Windows machines for Ansible - Link
  • Build Your Own Slack App and Bot - Link
  • Vault 0.6.2 - Let’s talk about it - Link
  • A Survival Guide for Containerizing your Infrastructure — Part 1: Why switch? - Link
  • Static types in Python, oh my(py)! - Link
  • Technology Short Take #72 - Link

Tech News - Week 41

  • vCloud Director 8.0.2 for Service Providers Release Notes - Link
  • Automating the iland cloud using Microsoft Powershell and PowerCLI - Part One - Link
  • First Look: vRealize Network Insight (Arkin) Link
  • VMware Validated Design for SDDC 3.0 Now Generally Available - Link
  • Why to take part in VMware VMworld 2016 Europe Hackathon? - Link
  • Some nice enhancements to Docker Volume Driver for vSphere v0.7 - Link
  • Monitor Your DHCP Scopes With vRealise Log Insight - 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
  • VMXNET3 driver now included in Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)+ - Link
  • SDDC Dashboards: The Kitchen - Link
  • Easyvirt DCscope, un Nantais à l’assaut de vRealize Operations (FRENCH) - Link
  • Building vSphere Plugins with the HTML Client SDK Fling - Link
  • How to tell if an ESXi host is a VSAN Witness Virtual Appliance programmatically? - Link
  • Check the size of your Config + Stats, Events, Alarms & Tasks (SEAT) data in the VCDB? - Link
  • FlashArray vRealize Orchestrator workflow package 1.7 released - Link
  • Creating a new virtual/hard disk with vrealize orchestrator - Link
  • Query ESXi Hosts Serial Numbers - Link

Misc

  • One year on Google Cloud - Whats great, Whats not - Link
  • The Overlay Problem: Getting In and Out - Link
  • Bringing Pokémon GO to life on Google Cloud - Link
  • Grafana Screencasts #10 - Dashboard Discovery & Sharing - Link
  • The software engineer’s guide to asserting dominance in the workplace - Link
  • How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016 - Link
  • Introducing InfraKit, A Toolkit For Creating/Managing Declarative, Self-Healing Infrastructure - Link
  • Running OpenStack Rally tests from a Docker container - Link
  • I Don’t Want to Talk to my Cloud Provider - Link
  • Breaking into WPA Enterprise networks with Air-Hammer - Link
  • TLS Version intolerance: Working around bugs in legacy TLS stacks - Link
  • Packer templates for macOS: Updated for 10.12 Sierra - Link
  • NVMe falling below SATA Pricing ? Get Ready, it’s happening - Link
  • 11 f**k ups whilst making a chatbot - Link
  • A Service Mesh for Kubernetes, Part I: Top-Line Service Metrics - Link
  • How to save the princess in 8 programming languages - Link
  • Chivalry is dead, and so is testing. - Link
  • A Triple-Provider Vagrant Environment - Link
  • Playing with OpenStack Vagrant provider - Link
  • RethinkDB is shutting down - Link
  • Python: Hues - Link
  • Art of README - Link
  • GitHub Dumps REST Calls for Facebook’s GraphQL - Link
  • How I fixed my Wi-Fi by ditching shitty consumer hardware Link

Tech News - Week 40

  • VMware vCloud: This VM has a compliance failure against its Storage Policy. - Link
  • PowerCLI to deploy VMs in VMware vCloud and connect to network - Link
  • VMware vRealize Network Insight Health and Availability - Link
  • VMware Validated Designs Documentation 3.0 - Link
  • Use vNIC filter_hash in Log Insight - Link
  • VMware Virtual SAN 6.2: Proof of Concept Guide - Link
  • Architecture of Harbor: An Open Source Enterprise-class Registry Server - Link
  • Photon Controller v1.0 is available - Link
  • VMware Photon Administration Guide - Link
  • Networking in vSphere Integrated Containers - Link
  • Seeding Veeam Cloud Connect – Part 3: replication jobs - Link

Misc

  • About SaltStack - Link
  • Introducing TLS 1.3 - Link
  • Getting Started with HTTP/2: Part 2 - Link
  • DC/OS 1.8: Stepping up container security and orchestration - Link
  • Windows 10 has an undocumented certificate pinning feature - Link
  • Why I started to use Go more than Python or Ruby ? - Link
  • Why I’m Now Using VirtualBox with Vagrant - Link
  • Red Hat, Google Engineers Work on a Way for Kubernetes to Run Containers Without Docker - Link
  • Why Your Keyboard is Bad for Your Body - Link
  • LXD, ZFS and bridged networking on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - Link
  • NFV, Skills & Mutable vs. Immutable Infrastructure - Link