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Second VCDX Design “Interview” experience

Second VCDX Design “Interview” experience

As some of you may know, I recently obtained the VMware Certified Design Expert – Cloud Management and Automation (VCDX-CMA) certification. This was the second VCDX that I’ve earned, the first of which being in Data Center Virtualization (DCV). This is a pretty difficult process and less than 250 people globally have the distinction of VCDX at… Continue Reading

Rubrik Gets Serious about Security

Rubrik Gets Serious about Security

Today Rubrik announced not only their new 2.2 code base, but also a brand new appliance that is heavily focused towards environments requiring higher levels of security. r528 Hybrid Cloud Appliance Today Rubrik has announced their new r528 Hybrid Cloud appliance that has a serious focus on ensuring that data breaches don’t come from your… Continue Reading

Getting Started with Jenkins Guide

Getting Started with Jenkins Guide

Jenkins is a Continuous Integration / Continuous Development (CI/CD) tool that can be used to deploy code and test it based on a schedule, triggered by a commit in GIT or after other jobs have been completed. Jobs can all be kicked off manually. The pages below might help you to get familiar with Jenkins… Continue Reading

Custom Made Computer Lab Rack

Custom Made Computer Lab Rack

I had some extra materials left over from a home improvement project I had been working on and decided to put them to use on a custom made rack for my lab. My requirements for the rack design were pretty simple. Hold my equipment Make it somewhat portable Needed to be able to work on the… Continue Reading

Act as If…

Act as If…

I’m often reminded of a scene from the movie “Boiler Room” when I see public spats between employees of competing technologies. Ben Affleck plays a young, wealthy and charismatic salesman who is trying to encourage the firm’s new employees to have a certain swagger about them. He says, “Act as if” and then gives some descriptions… Continue Reading

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Using Jenkins with vRealize Code Stream

Using Jenkins with vRealize Code Stream

By now, we’re probably Jenkins experts. So lets see how we can use Jenkins with vRealize Code Stream. To give you a little background, vRealize Code Stream is a release automation solution that can be added to VMware’s vRealize Automation solution. It’s a nifty little tool that will let us deploy a server from blueprint, call… Continue Reading

Use vRealize Automation with Jenkins

Use vRealize Automation with Jenkins

If you’ve been following the rest of this series about using Jenkins, you’re starting to see that there are a lot of capabilities that can be used to suit whatever use case you have for deploying and testing code. This post focuses on a great plugin that was recently pushed out by Kris Thieler (aka… Continue Reading

Push Code to GIT and test with Jenkins

Push Code to GIT and test with Jenkins

in previous posts we discussed how you can use Jenkins to test various pieces of code including Powershell. Jenkins is a neat way to test your code and have a log of the successes and failures but let’s face it, you were probably testing your code as you were writing it anyway right? Well, what… Continue Reading

Test PowerCLI Code with Jenkins

Test PowerCLI Code with Jenkins

In the previous post we discuss how to setup a Windows Node to test PowerShell code. In this post, we’ll configure a new Jenkins project to test some very basic PowerCLI code. To start, we need to have some basics setup on our Windows Node that we setup previously as a slave. In our case, we… Continue Reading