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Some vCloud Director Action (8.2) – gotchas I encountered in the field!-UPDATED

I recently got engaged (NOTE: dragged) to work on HA testing for vCloud Director installation. The setup is a full blown VCD setup that will be used for external customers. Full blown meaning: customized front end, 3 xCells, 2 x AMPQ, 3xCassandraNode, and a partridge in a pear tree. Anyway – just wanted to document some ad-hoc tasks we did: How to NUKE/ clear Cassandra DB: Stop cassandra service Delete contents
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Just passed: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 7 – Cloud Management and Automation Design Exam!

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in the following section is purely my own. So I just passed the VCAP-CMA Design exam and overall – I have a mix feelings about it. For one – this is a pure contrast with the deploy / administration exams track which focuses heavily on real-world/hands-on familiarity of the solutions. The multiple choice style question ‘ala VCP’ felt like a chore considering s
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Updating Gitlab from 10.7 to latest version

Ok. this took me awhile to out so wanted to share my experience in doing so. Objective:  Update my on-premise gitlab to atleast 10.8 to allow me to remote mirror my projects to github so i can have remote copy of the things i’m working on. Update to the latest gitlab so i can have the latest goodies Move gitlab from Ubuntu to CentOS. I’m standardizing my linux distro use to CentOS Constraints: As per gitl
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How to get NSX Load Balancer Persistency table

Here’s a quick way on how to get NSX Load Balancer (ESG) Persistency Table: Execute: show service loadbalancer table Take note of the one with TYPE: ip (if using IPV4) Execute: show service loadbalancer table <table name with type IP>   Why would you want to get it? Troubleshooting purpose.    
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Display ESG- Load Balancer statistics using Log Insight

Hello! As you may have known (or not) —  Edge Service Gateway provides the ability to perform Load Balancing functions similar full fledged Load Balancer. This function is based on (open-source) HA-Proxy and as such you can use simillar directives from HA-Proxy for ESG Load Balancer. For this post, if you want to enable the capability to show the stats (VIP / Server Pool status, etc) in Log Insight, you need to
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How to use Ansible to orchestrate vSphere Environment

I’ve been doing alot of Linux stuff lately and have been playing with Ansible to create a hosts setup for my Kubernetes nodes. Now, since i’m still at the ‘try-till-you-break-the-environment’ stage, using VMware snapshot has been very valuable to me. No need to reinstall or “oops moment” for me. Originally, I’ve been doing snapshot manually from the WebClient but it’s g
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How to uninstall NSX-T kernel module for ESXi 6.5 manually

Long time no post. I’ve been playing around NSX-T and encounter a situation where uninstall won’t work from the NSX-Manager so I had to uninstall the kernel modules manually. Unfortunately, it’s not a straight-forward ordeal since there are a multiple VIBs included in the software bundle and dependencies are intertwined. Anyway, managed to deal with it and here’s the sequence of how i did it.
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DevOps/ Container Jargons to a VMware Admin

For the past 3 weeks I’ve been doing testing in the DevOps/ Open Source space just to break the monotony of working with anything V*. Specifically, I’ve been doing alot of: CoreOS, RancherOS, K8S, Docker/ Container in my spare time and I wanted to correlate the jargons in the area with that of VMware to help newcomers (like me) easily grasp the concepts. So here’s a quick list of what I’ve lea
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VMware Fun Facts 2017

VMware Fun Facts 2017 VMware Fun Facts 2017 VMware started with 5 people in 1998 and now has over 20,000 people. Take a quick tour of VMware’s history with this fun facts animation. Learn more about life at VMware: https://careers.vmware.com/ http://facebook.com/vmwarecareers http://twitter.com/vmwarecareers http://instagram.com/vmwarecareers https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/2988/life/ VMware Social Media
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