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So You Wanna Be a Full Stack Engineer…

So You Wanna Be a Full Stack Engineer…

Its a hot buzzword these days and probably on a lot of people’s Linkedin Profile as well. The idea that you are an engineer that knows many things about many different silos of technology. You’re the guy that can break down those walls between storage, networking, servers, cloud and all these specific disciplines. Companies are finding… Continue Reading

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

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Setup the Azure AD Connector

Setup the Azure AD Connector

The cloud doesn’t need to be a total shift to the way you manage your infrastructure. Sure, it has many differences, but you don’t have to redo everything just to provision cloud workloads. One thing you’ll probably want to do is connect your Active Directory Domain to your cloud provider so that you can continue… Continue Reading

Ansible with vRealize Automation Quickstart

Ansible with vRealize Automation Quickstart

If you’re brand new to Ansible but have some vRealize Automation and Orchestration experience, this post will get you started with a configuration management tool. The goal in this example is to deploy a CentOS server from vRealize Automation and then have Ansible configure Apache and deploy a web page. It assumes that you have… Continue Reading

Add REST to a SQL Database

Add REST to a SQL Database

If you do a lot of work with orchestration, you’re almost certain to be familiar with working with a REST API. These REST APIs have become the primary way that different systems can interact with each other. How about database operations? How about the ability to use a generic database to house CMDB data, change tracking or… Continue Reading