Workflow for end-to-end tenant provisioning with VMware Cloud Director

VMware vRealize Orchestrator workflows for VMware Cloud Director to automate the provisioning of cloud services.

VMworld 2019 Rewatch: Building a Modern Cloud Hosting Platform on VMware Cloud Foundation with VMware vCloud Director (HBI1321BE)

Rewatch my session with Onni Rautanen at VMworld EMEA 2019 where we cover the clouds that we are building together with Tieto.

Load Balancing and Protecting Cloud Director with Avi Networks

This article covers protecting and load balancing the Cloud Director application with Avi Networks. It covers SSL termination. health monitoring and layer 7 HTTP filtering. It can also be used as a reference for other load balancer products such as F5 LTM or NGINX.

How to deploy vCloud Director Appliance with Terraform and govc

Recently I’ve been looking at a tool to automate the provisioning of the vCloud Director appliance. I wanted something that could quickly take JSON as input for the OVF properties and be able to consistently deploy the appliance with the same outcome. I tried Terraform, however that didn’t quite work out as I expected asContinue reading “How to deploy vCloud Director Appliance with Terraform and govc”

Securing VMware Cloud on AWS remote access to your SDDC with an SSL VPN

Not all customers want to setup site-to-site VPNs using IPSEC or Route-based VPNs between their on-premises data centre to an SDDC on VMware Cloud on AWS. Using a client VPN such as an SSL VPN to enable a client-side device to setup an SSL VPN tunnel to the SDDC.

Atlantis USX 3.5 – What’s New?

I’m excited to announce the latest enhancements to the Atlantis USX product following the release of Atlantis USX 3.5. Before we delve too deep in what’s new in USX 3.5, let’s take a brief recap on some of the innovative features from our previous releases. We delivered USX 2.2 back in February 2015 where weContinue reading “Atlantis USX 3.5 – What’s New?”

Deduplication – By the Numbers

Atlantis HyperScale appliances come with effective capacities of 12TB, 24TB and 48TB depending on the model that is deployed. These capacities are what we refer to as effective capacity, i.e., the available capacity after in-line de-duplication that occurs when data is stored onto HyperScale Volumes. HyperScale Volumes always de-duplicate data first before writing data downContinue reading “Deduplication – By the Numbers”

Introducing Atlantis HyperScale

What is it? A hyper-converged appliance running pre-installed USX software on either XenServer or VMware vSphere and on the hardware of your choice – Lenovo, HP, SuperMicro and Cisco. How is it installed? HyperScale comes pre-installed by Atlantis Channel Partners. HyperScale runs exactly the same software as USX, however HyperScale is installed automatically from USBContinue reading “Introducing Atlantis HyperScale”

USX 2.1 Whats New?

USX 2.1 is now available and has some minor improvements over previous versions. There are some major milestones and some minor improvements that are part of this release. Major milestones: VMware support for USX on the VMware HCL, the VMware KB is in this link. VMware support for Atlantis NAS VAAI Plugin, the VMware Compatibility Guide forContinue reading “USX 2.1 Whats New?”

Coming to VMworld US? Get yourself a VVOL compliant all software storage array

This article details all of my and Atlantis’ activities at VMworld US. Read more to get an introduction of what we will be doing and announcing and a sneak peek at our upcoming technology roadmap that solves some of the major business issues concerning performance, capacity and availability today. It is indeed going to beContinue reading “Coming to VMworld US? Get yourself a VVOL compliant all software storage array”

Is Atlantis USX the future of Software Defined Storage?

Originally posted on StorageSwiss.com – The Home of Storage Switzerland:
Software Defined Storage (SDS) has certainly caught the attention of IT planners looking to reduce the cost of storage by liberating them from traditional storage hardware lock-in. As SDS evolves the promise of lower storage CAPEX, increased deployment and architecture flexibility, paired with lower…

Virtual Volumes – Explained with Carousels, Horses and Unicorns – in pictures

Originally posted on VMwire:
[Tongue in cheek. There’s no World Cup on today so I made this. Please don’t take this too seriously.] A SAN is like a carousel It provides capacity (just like a carousel) and performance (when the carousel goes around). People ride on static horses bolted to the carousel and try to enjoy the…

Virtual Volumes – Explained with Carousels, Horses and Unicorns – in pictures

[Tongue in cheek. There’s no World Cup on today so I made this. Please don’t take this too seriously.] A SAN is like a carousel It provides capacity (just like a carousel) and performance (when the carousel goes around). People ride on static horses bolted to the carousel and try to enjoy the ride. This horse is likeContinue reading “Virtual Volumes – Explained with Carousels, Horses and Unicorns – in pictures”

Atlantis USX Data Services with Hyper-Converged Architecture – Web Scale, Virtual Volumes & In-line Deduplication

Originally posted on VMwire:
Atlantis USX has some very cool technology which I’ve had the pleasure to ‘play’ with over the past few weeks. In these series of posts I’ll attempt to cover the various technologies within the Atlantis USX stack. The key technologies in the Atlantis USX In-Memory Data Services are: Inline IO and…

Atlantis USX Data Services with Hyper-Converged Architecture – Web Scale, Virtual Volumes & In-line Deduplication

Atlantis USX has some very cool technology which I’ve had the pleasure to ‘play’ with over the past few weeks. In these series of posts I’ll attempt to cover the various technologies within the Atlantis USX stack. The key technologies in the Atlantis USX In-Memory Data Services are: Inline IO and Data de-duplication Content awareContinue reading “Atlantis USX Data Services with Hyper-Converged Architecture – Web Scale, Virtual Volumes & In-line Deduplication”

Cannot decrypt password in sysprep after upgrading vCenter Server Appliance

A really quick post. I’ve recently just upgraded from vCSA 5.1 to vCSA 5.5 link and found that Horizon View can no longer complete sysprep customization due to the public key being changed when you upgrade to a new appliance. Just edit the customization specification to fix. Hope this helps.

Accelerating SDDC at Atlantis Computing

Sometimes an opportunity comes along that is just too damn exciting to pass. This is a short post on my latest move to Atlantis Computing from Canopy Cloud. My new role is primarily with the USX team to help drive the adoption of USX into large Enterprises and Service Providers. USX is Atlantis Computing’s newestContinue reading “Accelerating SDDC at Atlantis Computing”

#VMwarePEX parties

Quick post to list all the parties and tweetups that are happening this week. Day Time Venue Details Saturday 1830 – late vBeers @ Ri Ra Irish Pub, Mandalay Bay ResortThe Shoppes at Mandalay Bay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV http://www.vbeers.org/2013/02/20/vbeers-las-vegas-nv-saturday-23-february-2013/   BYOWallet. Sunday 2100 – late Community Tweetup @ The Burger BarContinue reading “#VMwarePEX parties”