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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

Tech News - Week 28

  • Quick post: VLAN Trunking with vCloud Director - Link
  • vCloud Networking and Security Upgrade to NSX in vCloud Director Environments - Link
  • @DuncanYB’s recommended reads part 1 - Link
  • NUMA Deep Dive Part 1: From UMA to NUMA - Link
  • NUMA Deep Dive Part 2: System Architecture - Link
  • New Fling: Horizon Service Installer for NSX - Link
  • vSphere HTML5 Web Client 1.13 - Link
  • Quick Tip – How to quickly find the VM Display Name of your vCenter Server? - Link
  • VMware Fusion memory overcommit - Link
  • Adding vCenter appliance to Fusion - Link
  • Homelab: Avoid extra clicks accessing vCenter! - Link
  • Homelab: Netgear ProSAFE XS708T: Quiet 8-Port 10GBASE-T Switch - Link
  • NSX: Central CLI - Host Health - Link
  • VMware Realize Orchestrator OVF Transfer Plug-In Version 3 released - Link
  • An Interview with the Top 5 vBloggers - Link
  • vagrant-vcenter 0.3.3 released - Link

Misc

  • Kubernetes by Ansible - Link
  • Kubernetes The Hard Way - Link
  • Deploy Kubernetes w/ Ansible & Terraform - Link
  • Scalable and resilient Django with Kubernetes - Link
  • Kubernetes and AWS VPC Peering - Link
  • Comparison of Networking Solutions for Kubernetes - Link
  • The Children’s Illustrated Guide to Kubernetes - Link
  • Architectural Considerations for Open-Source PaaS and Container Platforms - Link
  • Kubernetes 1.3: Bridging Cloud Native and Enterprise Workloads - Link
  • Kubernetes 1.3: Updates to Performance and Scalability (2,000 node 60,000 pod clusters) - Link
  • InfluxDB Tops Cassandra in Time-Series Data & Metrics Benchmark - Link
  • How we reindexed 36 billion documents in 5 days within the same Elasticsearch cluster - Link
  • My first try with DAB (aka Distributed Application Bundle) - Link
  • A checklist for Docker in the Enterprise - Link
  • Monkit: Package monkit is a flexible code instrumenting and data collection library - Link
  • Mastering your product backlog - Link
  • What good code is? - Link
  • What is ChatOps? - Link
  • A Women’s History of Silicon Valley - Link
  • 12-Factor Apps and the HashiStack - Video
  • Thinking Inside the Container- A Continuous Delivery Story - Use Case Track - Video
  • How to Extend the Terraform Provider List - Video
  • Fabio - A Stateless Load Balancer - Video
  • Visual Studio Code 1.3 Released - Link
  • Fisherman: A plugin manager for fish - Link
  • tsugliani/vdude: My Fish Shell theme - Link

Tech News - Week 27

  • VCD SP 8.10 New Features Part 2 – Affinity Rules and new API functions - Link
  • vOneCloud 2.0 de OpenNebula, le vCloud Director killer ? (French) - Link
  • New VMware Fling: DRS Doctor - Link
  • vSphere HTML5 Web Client 1.12 - Link
  • Virtual SAN 6.2 Performance with OLTP and VDI Workloads - Link
  • NSX for vSphere 6.2 Troubleshooting guide - PDF
  • An Exciting Innovation In Big Data: A New Cloudera Director Plugin For VMware VSphere - Link
  • Compare and Contrast: Photon Controller vs VIC (vSphere Integrated Containers) - Link
  • Deploy Docker Swarm using docker-machine with Consul on Photon Controller - Link
  • Increase the performance of your Veeam backups in network mode - Link
  • How thermal paste can impact VM performance - Link
  • NSX Bytes: 6.1.x General support extended and 6.2.3 Edges Upgrade Issues - Link
  • VMware Fusion: Fix for installing macOS Sierra as a VM - Link
  • Tips for running an Intel NUC Based VMware Homelab - Link
  • Correlating build numbers and versions of VMware products (1014508) - Link

Misc

  • GCE vs AWS in 2016: Why you should NEVER use Amazon! - Link
  • A ZFS developer’s analysis of the good and bad in Apple’s new APFS file system - Link
  • A Case Study in Attacking KeePass - Link
  • How to deliver 410 Gbps in under 48 hours - Link
  • DockerCon 2016 Videos: Day 1 and 2 general sessions Link
  • DockerCon 2016: Part 1 of TOP 10 Videos - Link
  • Dockercon 2016 – Seattle: a personal report - Link
  • Kubespray: Setup a kubernetes cluster with Ansible - Link
  • Container Monitoring: Top Docker Metrics to Watch - Link
  • Prometheus - From metrics to insight - Link
  • Automated, large-scale deployments with Ansible’s pull-mode - Link
  • 5 reasons we started the Ansible Container Project - Link
  • awesome-kubernetes: A curated list for awesome kubernetes sources - Link
  • Glances is a cross-platform curses-based system monitoring tool written in Python - Link
  • Monitoring EMC Elastic Cloud Storage with Grafana - Link
  • Plex Blog - The long and winding road to v1.0 - Link
  • Keeping Guest Additions Up to Date with the vagrant-vbguest Plugin - Link
  • pgcli: Postgres CLI with autocompletion and syntax highlighting - Link
  • Microsoft releases .NET Core 1.0 - Link
  • Micro - a microservices toolkit - Link
  • Hashicorp Nomad 0.4 Released - Link

Tech News - Week 26

  • Docker Volume vSphere - Beta Released - Link
  • Installing and configuring EMC ScaleIO 2.0 and PernixData FVP – Part 1: ScaleIO - Link
  • Automation Leveraging NSX REST API Guide (PDF) - Link
  • vSphere HTML5 Web Client 1.11 - Link
  • vSphere Integrated Containers Version v0.3.0 - Link
  • Using the vSphere API to remotely collect ESXi configuration file (esx.conf) - Link
  • Test driving ContainerX on VMware vSphere - Link
  • The mobile SDDC and EUC lab environment - Link
  • New Home Lab Hardware - Dual Socket Xeon v4 - Link
  • PernixCloud Data: FVP Latency Compared To SAN Latency - Link
  • Hitachi Unified Compute Platform demo impressed me - Link
  • F5 Reference Architecture for VMware NSX - Link
  • New and updated KB articles for NSX for vSphere 6.2.3 - Link
  • CBT Bugs VMware Can’t keep letting this happen - Link

Misc

  • Why do we work so hard ? - Link
  • The macOS Sierra developer preview: Different name, same ol’ Mac - Link
  • About Kubernetes - Link
  • Kubernetes step by step - Link
  • Independence from L2 Data Centers - Link
  • Developing Inside Docker Containers with OS X (2016) - Link
  • Integration Testing With Docker Compose - Link
  • DockerCon 2016 Day 1 Keynote - Link | Video
  • DockerCon 2016 Day 2 Keynote - Link
  • DockerCon 2016 Vendor Meetings - Link
  • What’s New in Docker: Swarm Mode, Built in Orchestration, Services, Healthchecks, DAB - Link
  • Docker 1.12 orchestration built-in - Link
  • More Microservices Bliss with Docker 1.12 and Swarm only - Link
  • Docker Engine 1.12 comes with built-in Distribution & Orchestration System - Link
  • Docker for Mac and Windows out of private beta - Mac | Windows
  • Introducing the Docker Store Private Beta - Link
  • Refactoring a Dockerfile for image size - Link
  • Docker Datacenter in AWS and Azure in a few clicks - Link
  • Introducing Experimental Distributed Application Bundles - Link
  • DockerCon US 2016 - Docker Networking deep dive - Link
  • An Asynchronous Shell Prompt - Link
  • The New Normal: Minimize risk by maximizing change - Link
  • 1 year, lessons learned from a 0 to Kubernetes transition - Link
  • One year using Kubernetes in production: Lessons learned - Link
  • The Power of Platform9: Managed Kubernetes - Link
  • Running #Minecraft in a Windows Container using #Docker - Link
  • Monitoring de votre serveur avec Telegraf, InfluxDB et Grafana (French) - Link
  • A Packer template for Windows Nano server weighing 300MB - Link
  • Stop saying learning to code is easy - Link
  • Data visualization made easy - Link | Sample 1 | Sample 2
  • How To Harness The Machines: Being Productive With Task Runners - Link
  • Code usage examples in your editor, as you type - Link
  • watchmen: a service monitor for node.js - Link
  • Distraction-Free Split View with Sublime Text - Link
  • Hueman WordPress Theme: Free and Feature-packed - Link
  • Monitoring and Tuning the Linux Networking Stack: Receiving Data - Link
  • Oceanic Next Color Scheme - Link
  • Grafana 3.1 Beta Released - Link
  • SnappySnippet - Link
  • diff-so-fancy - Link