Kubernetes on vSphere – Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode #86

I was delighted to be asked along to the latest Virtually Speaking podcast last week. I was invited to attend alongside the very smart Frank Denneman. Also joining us was Myles "vOdgeball sports scholarship" Gray (you'll need to listen to the podcast to get that joke). And of course, we were joined by talented podcast hosts, Pete and John. Pete was in top [...]

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A closer look at VVol snapshot policies on Pure Storage with vSphere 6.7

I am in the very fortunate position of having access to a Pure Storage array, and this has been recently updated to support Virtual Volumes. With my new 6.7 vSphere cluster, I [...]

Workflow issues when vCenter instance not correctly added to vRO

As part of my preparation work for VMworld 2018, I was looking into how one might be able to automate the deployment of VMs from vRealize Automation 7.4 with an appropriate [...]

Setting up Nginx reverse-proxy for distributed Minio S3 deployment

I wanted to follow-up on my recent Minio S3 post with steps on how to implement a reverse-proxy using Nginx. The purpose of this is to allow an end-user to connect to a single [...]

Minio S3 object store deployed as a set of VMs on vSAN

Some time back, I looked at what it would take to run a container based Minio S3 object store on top of vSAN. This involved using our vSphere Docker Volume Server (aka Project [...]

A deeper-dive into Fault Tolerant VMs running on vSAN

After receiving a number of queries about vSphere Fault Tolerance on vSAN over the past couple of weeks, I decided to take a closer look at how Fault Tolerant VMs behave with [...]

Integrating NSX-T and Pivotal Container Services (PKS)

If you've been following along my recent blog posts, you'll have seen that I have been spending some time ramping up on NSX-T and Pivotal Container Services (PKS). My long [...]

Next steps with NSX-T Edge – Routing and BGP

If you've been following along on my NSX-T adventures, you'll be aware that at this point we have our overlay network deployed, and our NSX-T edge has been setup to with DHCP [...]