New free software from EMC to build your own SDS solution 1

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert **Disclaimer: I am an EMC employee, this post was not sponsored or in any way required by my employer, it is my experience getting to know this particular product.** There were two software related announcements at EMC World this week which I found very exciting. Building on […]

Hands on with Microsoft Visual Studio Code @code

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert As a Windows user I have been looking for a good markdown tool to write in, however most of the tools freely available have been mediocre at best. Enter Visual Studio Code, a (currently) free download from Microsoft that supports Windows, OSX, and Linux (OSX/open source gear […]

#vBrownBag Using Ansible with vCenter Examples

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert I wanted to share some of the example Ansible playbooks used during last Wednesday’s US #vBrownBag. During the show I went over examples of how you can use Ansible to create, clone, and update virtual machines in vCenter without the need for other provisioning tools. Based on […]

Deploying Virtual Machines to vCenter with Ansible

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert During the #vDM30in30 challenge I started playing with Ansible to get to know it a bit better. One of the things I was curious about is the ability for Ansible to provision virtual machines directly to vCenter. After all if I am using Ansible to manage the […]