Category Archives: Automation

VMware View Failover Automation – Solved!

Last week I spent some time talking to a partner, ByteLife, about a solution that they’ve created for a customer. The customer needed an automated failover solution for their VMware View environment and this is the story on how they … Continue reading

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EMC World 2013 – Best one yet?

I’ve spent the last week in Vegas, meeting incredible people and learning a lot at this year’s amazing EMC World. Amazing, just like every year, but always a bit different. Time for an EMC World 2013 wrap-up don’t you think? … Continue reading

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EMC ViPR give your SDDC superpowers

Its no news that IT operations are transforming with the help of software. VMware talk about the Software Defined Datacenter and how everything is becoming Software Defined. What do this mean in a storage context and how does EMC ViPR … Continue reading

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Going to VMworld 2013? Purevirtual´s session covering vCO, Razor and Software Defined Storage could be for you

This years voting for sessions at VMworld 2013 have just begun and as lots of other people, Purevirtual also have a session proposal. Together with products from VMware, vCO and vSphere we will will walk you through how vCO can … Continue reading

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Summary of Cisco Live UK 2013 through the eyes of a vSpecialist

Hats off to Cisco for a great event last week, very well executed! I was lucky enough to be a part of this year’s event, and was there in the role of an “Expert Roamer” which meant I should pick … Continue reading

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Going to Cisco Live in London this week? Don’t miss out on all the cool stuff!

If you’re one of the lucky ~4000 people who’ll attend Cisco Live in London this week, I hope you’ll enjoy it to the fullest. Make sure you go to interesting sessions, attend cool vendor demos in the exhibition center, and … Continue reading

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Managing Razor provisioning with Puppet – Part 2

So we went through Puppet configuration of deploying a functional Razor installation in the first part here. Now let’s look into how we can get Puppet to manage our Razor environment, namely models, images, policies and brokers. For this we’re … Continue reading

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Managing Razor provisioning with Puppet – Part 1

If you’ve gone through the tutorials on how to get started with Razor and Puppet that I’ve posted earlier (see here for the first part of five) you should have a Razor and Puppet installation already up and going. For this … Continue reading

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Exploring vCO and REST APIs

Lets talk about vCenter Orchestrator and how to use it to drive other products or solutions that have a rest based API. During my journey learning about vCO I had to communicate with an external REST API. Specifically an element … Continue reading

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VMworld Europe 2012 post-event wrapup

Last week over 8000 registered attendees enjoyed the warmth of Barcelona, delicious tapas and an amazing VMworld. Were you there? If you were, then you might remember some of the things below. If you weren’t, continue reading to get more … Continue reading

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