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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 June 24, 2020 under VMware and Pure Storage
Something we get asked quite often it seems here at Pure Storage, is can we automatically expand a datastore when it gets full? The answer is yes! With all of the integrations with automation platformsm, Pure Storage Arrays have many options. This blog will cover how to handle this with the VMware Event Broker Appliance (VEBA)!
Published on June 22, 2020 under VMware
In previous blogs, I covered how to update your VCSA using PowerCLI and with Postman. I also had multiple code sessions at VMworld 2019 where I got great feedback on the module. It’s been a while since I have looked at the module, and time has passed so I thought it was due for an update. The module will no longer need to be manually imported, it is now located in the Powershell Gallery!
Published on June 5, 2020 under VMware and Pure Storage
The more I play with our integrations the more I am impressed. My latest project within vRealize Orchestrator had me utilizing our Pure1 integration. This post will cover how to generate the needed pieces to configure the Pure1 Integration within vRO.
Published on June 2, 2020 under VMware and Pure Storage
An interesting issue came in from one of our customers that they were unable to provision a new vVol Disk on a VM that was based on a VMFS Datastore. After some troubleshooting it seems there was a regression which no longer makes this available in the UI. Take a look at this blog post on how I will cover a workaround.
Published on May 29, 2020 under VMware
With the release of the first vSphere 7.0 update we now are seeing how updates for vSphere with Kubernetes environments can be completed! Let’s dive into this post to see how I completed the upgrade of my vSphere with Kubernetes environment.
Published on May 26, 2020 under Pure Storage and VMware
In May 2020 Pure Storage released the latest version of their plugin version 4.3.1! This post will explore what’s new in this release!