Automation

Published on June 30, 2020 under Automation, VMware and Pure Storage
Pure1 VM Analytics is a great tool to have in your environment. You don’t need to even have a Pure Storage array, but it makes it even better! Back in 2019 the collector was converted to an OVA format and has been much simpler to deploy. You can deploy it through the UI or even Powershell. With the latest update to the Terraform vSphere provider we can now deploy OVA’s, so lets jump in to see how we can deploy the VM Analytics collector!
Published on June 29, 2020 under Automation and VMware
With the addition of OVF/OVA customized properties in Terraform, I figured I would put together a few runbooks for appliances to deploy. In my first post I covered how to deploy SRM, this post will include the details on how to deploy the VMware Event Broker Appliance (VEBA).
Published on June 29, 2020 under Automation and VMware
With the addition of OVF/OVA customized properties in Terraform, I figured I would put together a few runbooks for appliances to deploy. This post will cover the details deploy the Nested ESXi Appliance.
Published on June 26, 2020 under Automation and VMware
Previously I covered how to deploy the SRM appliance using PowerCLI, but as I started to tinker with Terraform I figured why not create a new blog post to document the process. Without the latest Terraform vSphere 1.20.0 Provider, this wouldnt be possible! Lets dive in and take a look on how we can do some appliance deployments.
Published on April 16, 2020 under Automation and VMware
My latest project was to rebuild one of my labs to run vSphere 7 and Site Recovery Manager 8.3. In my current role I am constantly am deploying new lab environments for certain demos. If i can avoid using a manual process for it I will, in this case I am showing how you can deploy the SRM OVF using PowerCLI. Pre-Requsites VMware PowerCLI Link to Script deploy-srm83.
Published on February 4, 2016 under Automation
In the midst of playing with Ansible and figured my most common use case would be executing powershell scripts on remote servers, so scavenged around and put this together. Pre-Requsites ansible ansible-winrm Link to Git Project ansible_powershell Preparing to Execute the Script This script assumes you have already installed and configured Ansible, downloaded the Git Repo and installed the WinRM python module. Define your group variables.
Published on February 3, 2016 under Automation
In the midst of rolling out Cisco ACI, we have a need to automation creation of filters to apply to contracts. I tried to use the ACI-PowerTool for this task, however it doesnt seem to work with the newer code we are on. So I went back and attempted to use the ansible modules and it worked flawlessly, below is a sample playbook that will create a filter and add the associated filter entries.
Published on October 12, 2015 under Automation
With all this talk about VMware vs KVM I figured that I would attempt to load a base install of KVM to see what it was all about. Here is a quick vagrant runbook that will quickly get a 3 linux servers deployed and installed with KVM to play with. There are 3 nodes..MGMT01,KVM01 and KVM02. I use MGMT01 VMM to manage KVM01 and KVM02. The code can be found here.
Published on October 1, 2015 under Automation
So I am in the process of rolling out a new 2012R2 DHCP Server Cluster, and I thought i would share my scripts with the community. I have also rolled it into a Vagrant package so you can easily test it on your own, and execute the scripts by themselves against your environment to deploy. Here is a link to the GitHub repository containing all the code. The code is also fairly simple, it pulls in data from a few .
Published on September 8, 2015 under Automation
So as I was getting around to trying to get a host platform setup for a Jekyll blog I was looking at an alternative to GitHub Pages. I decided I would run it on Ubuntu Server using NGINX as the web platform. Here is a quick vagrant runbook that will quickly get a linux server deployed and install NGINX to host your website. The code can be found here. The bootstrap_linux_nginx.