Monthly Archives: August 2012

What´s new in vCO 5.1

In vCenter Orchestrator 5.1 quite a few number of new features have been added. It´s easier than ever to use for operators and developers. The workflow process have been streamlined and it is now much easier to build a workflow … Continue reading

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VMware vSphere now includes Avamar as a backup solution

One of the first news to get out of VMworld is that vSphere now includes the awesome source deduplication software Avamar in VMware’s vSphere Data Protection (VDP). This means that all customers, news and old, can upgrade to the new … Continue reading

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Deploying VMware ESXi on your HP MicroServer automatically with Razor

Also posted on Simon Seagrave’s Techhead.co. Razor is a cool new deployment tool for your entire server infrastructure. It’s has been and is still being developed as a joint venture between EMC and Puppetlabs (who also make the amazing open source … Continue reading

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Automating lighttpd installations with Puppet – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we configured our puppetmaster to make sure that our nodes would get an installation of lighttpd up and running quickly. Now to get a smarter environment where you don’t have to add all the stuff … Continue reading

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Automating lighttpd installations with Puppet – Part 1

The time has come to move further in our Automation series, now that we’re pretty much done with the “physical” provisioning part using Razor. One of the first things I’d like to share with you is how to get lighttpd … Continue reading

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