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Whats in the Lab for 2017?

Whats in the Lab for 2017?

To me, a home lab is an important piece of my ongoing education. It’s one thing to watch videos and take classes but getting some time to build, configure or run solutions in your own setting is an invaluable resource. In my life, I’ve never learned anything REALLY well until I’ve had to operate and… Continue Reading

Your Rubrik for the Cloud

Your Rubrik for the Cloud

Rubrik has announced their latest revision of their Cloud Data Management solution, version 3.2. The new release has some “Snazzy” new features according to one unnamed source from the Rubrik technical marketing team, but I’m focused mainly on one specific capability in this post. I’ve written about Rubrik several times before and have written some of… Continue Reading

Getting Started with vRealize Code Stream

Getting Started with vRealize Code Stream

vRealize Code Stream is a tool that is used to operationalize infrastructure code blueprints for release management. Code Stream plugs into vRealize Automation and includes a testing framework though Jenkins and vRealize Orchestrator as well as using JFrog Artifactory and Xenon for storing artifacts. This post is used to organize several blog posts on helping you… Continue Reading

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

Ubiquiti in the Lab

Ubiquiti in the Lab

It’s one of those “first world problems” where you have either not enough wireless coverage at home, or you’re getting too much interference from the neighbors to have satisfactory wireless coverage. I had an Linksys AC3200 providing all of my house’s wireless connectivity and for the most part, it did a good job. I have about… Continue Reading

Are You Proud of What You’ve Done?

Are You Proud of What You’ve Done?

My father was an electrician for over thirty years and has worked on houses, power plants, and manufacturing facilities for most of his life. When travelling around the region near the small town where I grew up, you can see physical structures that my Dad has helped to construct. There must be a certain sense of pride to see… Continue Reading

A VMUG Response – Clearing the Air

A VMUG Response – Clearing the Air

Many of you read my previous post about leaders being removed from VMUG for working for vendors that compete with VMware. My call to action was to get a response from VMUG about what was actually happening. I recently received a phone call from VMUG CEO Brad Tompkins to discuss what was actually happening and… Continue Reading