Author Archives: Eric Shanks

vRealize Code Stream Management Pack for IT DevOps Unit Testing

vRealize Code Stream Management Pack for IT DevOps Unit Testing

vRealize Code Stream Management Pack for IT DevOps (code named Houdini by VMware) allows us to treat our vRealize Automation Blueprints, or other objects, as pieces of code that can be promoted between environments. In previous posts we’ve done just this, but a glaring piece was missing in during those articles. Promoting code between environments… Continue Reading

AWS Service Catalog

AWS Service Catalog

Many cloud initiatives require having a portal for users to choose which workloads can be deployed. Think of this as a supermarket full of servers, networks, databases, or all of the above. There are product offerings from VMware, Cisco, RightScale and Redhat, used for these deployment methodologies. If you’re an AWS customer though, you’ve got… Continue Reading

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Intermediate vRA Course on Pluralsight

Intermediate vRA Course on Pluralsight

It’s the moment you’ve all (really a few of you) been waiting for! The long anticipated sequel to the “Getting Started vRealize Automation Course” is now live on the Pluralsight catalog. This new course will join the likes of other sequels that were even better than the originals including: Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan… Continue Reading

Pros and Cons of Amazon’s Key Management Service

Pros and Cons of Amazon’s Key Management Service

Not everyone who encrypts data uses a key management solution. Since the days we started worrying about storage of personally identifiable information (PII) we’ve had different methods of protecting it. In a small environment, simple PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) keys were used to manually encrypt data and decrypt it. Storing keys for a few different partners… Continue Reading