VRealize Automation 8 Removes Key Features, Adds New Services

sam.aaron/ March 3, 2020/ Daily, VMware, vRA/ 0 comments

VRealize Automation 8 lacks approval policies and some XaaS functionality, but it introduced ABX scripts, Cloud Accounts and Cloud Assembly as part of its cloud optimization. The following Article was written by Rob Bastiaansen. I found the original article here. I wanted to share this, because I believe that Rob was spot on with his review of vRA 8 on-prem.

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Home Lab Redux: The Nuke & Pave

sam.aaron/ February 26, 2020/ Home Lab, Projects, VMware/ 0 comments

My homelab is undergoing yet another rebuild – partially my fault, partially time to just start fresh, partially because half-way through an experiment I said ‘screw it!’ and then commenced to nuke and pave! I believe that’s the circle of life for a home lab (or any lab) though. I mean, we build a “lab” (or test environment) for experimentation

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vExpert 2018

sam.aaron/ March 17, 2018/ Daily, VMware/ 0 comments

“And the nominees are….” The results are in, and the vExpert Community has spoken. Micronauts has been added to the vExpert Community! Woohoo! I would like to thank VMware, my mom, my children…. hehehehe…. Now that I am a member of this prestigious community, I will try and make more of an effort to keep up-to-date with my homelab journey

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PSA: vSphere 5.5 End Of General Support

sam.aaron/ February 1, 2018/ Daily, VMware/ 0 comments

Please take a note of this PSA. I got a note in my email this week to help spread the word and remind people that the end will be here quicker than you realize. Don’t forget to plan ahead and upgrade to the latest version. From my experience, I have not come across an environment that an upgrade is as

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Building the lab 3: NSX

sam.aaron/ January 30, 2018/ Daily, Home Lab, NSX, Projects, Tips, vCloud, VMware/ 0 comments

Now that vCenter is installed and configured, I am ready to move onto the installation of NSX. NSX for vCloud Director (vCD) is a tad simpler installation than implementing a standard NSX deployment for vSphere. Luckily, the good folks over at SysadminTutorials have a most excellent walkthrough on NSX for vCloud Director. Networking is my Achilles heel, so I struggle

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