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VMware Event Broker Appliance - vSphere HA Event Notification Function

Community I recently had the pleasure to suppport a member out of the VMware Event Broker Appliance (VEBA) Slack Community with his function example contribution to the VEBA project. His name is Bob. He introduced his Powershell/ PowerCLI function on a remote session to me and I was immediately thrilled about what the function does. It covers a use case that one of my customers brought up some time ago when I first introduced VEBA to them.

Monitoring the VMware Event Broker Appliance with vRealize Operations Manager

Since the VMware Event Broker Appliance (VEBA) is reaching more and more folks out there and the interest is growing steadily, it is important to validate the integration with other solutions (preferably VMware). At least that’s what I thought 😉. Monitoring in terms of utilization and performance captured my interest. So, how can I monitor not only the appliance (virtual machine) but also the Kubernetes components like the Control Plane (Master), the Node(s) as well as the Pods?

VMware Enterprise PKS got rebranded VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition

…and thus also the Enterprise PKS Management Console (EPMC), which is now inferring named as Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition Management Console (TKGIMC). Quote "…VMware is announcing important milestones for key products in the VMware Tanzu portfolio, which brings consistency to building, running, and managing code. VMware is the only company that addresses the challenges of application modernization from both the application and the infrastructure perspective." Source: Referring to this 👆, this rebranding was necessary to unify VMware’s Kubernetes offerings under the Tanzu umbrella.

Using Harbor with the vCenter Event Broker Appliance

The vCenter Event Broker Appliance (VEBA) is still one of my favorite open source projects these days and it is evolving rapidly and continuously through the great work of the two main contributors Michael Gasch and William Lam as well as through the valuable feedback from the community. I´m very proud to be part of the “inner circle” of folks who meet on a regular basis to discuss everything #VEBA and the keyword here is also feedback.

A Linux Development Desktop with VMware Horizon - Part I: Horizon

I often thought about writing down my experiences on the topics of Jumphosts, Shell-modifications and useful tools in a series of blog posts, but I hadn´t found the right moment, until I saw the following Tweet, where Alex asked his followers how they get access to a Linux system if they aren´t running Linux on their workstation (locally). Ubuntu 18.04 VDI desktop — Mark Brookfield (@virtualhobbit) December 28, 2019 Similar to Mark´s answer, I´m also using a VDI (Virtual-Desktop-Infrastructure) desktop for my purposes and I began writing this series…back in January…time passed by and due to other projects I worked on and which demanded a lot of my attention (#VEBA 😁), it took a little bit longer to publish them.

A Linux Development Desktop with VMware Horizon - Part II: Applications

Applications In this section I´m going to list a couple of applications which I´m using for my desktop and how you can easily install them from your shell. Of course, it´s not a must and it´s up to you which of them you´d like to install. Google Chrome Firefox is pre-installed on Ubuntu as well as on CentOS but I´m for years now with Chrome and I´m still satisfied.

A Linux Development Desktop with VMware Horizon - Part III: Shell

High ⚡ Way to Shell The operationalization of platforms such as e.g. Kubernetes, or the use of tools for building services or applications such as Docker, requires in both cases the use of the command-line. There are dozens of great plugins, themes and extensions out there to pimp your shell so that it´ll help you to increase velocity as well as useability. Part III of my series is focused on the Shell and which “Highway” you can take to have the described tool available at the end.

VMware Enterprise PKS Management Console (EPMC) - Day 1

Info VMware Enterprise PKS got rebranded VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition See: Version 1.5.0 of VMware´s turnkey solution VMware Enterprise PKS, which brings production-grade Kubernetes to enterprises, was released back in August this year. This release introduced the beta (v.0.9) of the *VMware Enterprise PKS Management Console (EPMC)* which offers an opinionated installation of Enterprise PKS. With the PKS minor release v.1.5.1, the EPMC went GA in version 1.

VMware Enterprise PKS Management Console (EPMC) - Day 2

In the previous blog post we went through the Day-1 capabilities of the new version of the Enterprise PKS Management Console (EPMC). Let´s have a look at what´s in for Day-2. Summary Page The summary page of your Enterprise PKS deployment will appear after clicking the Enterprise PKS button at the top left corner. This page will give you an detailed overview of all the PKS Management Plane components including important data like, Service State, Version Numbers, IP addresses and also Hyperlinks either to the relevant Virtual Machine in vSphere or to the Website of an Management-Component like, NSX-T or the Pivotal Ops Manager.

VMware Microsites You should bookmark

The idea behind this post was born as follows: Quote Me: …it´s on vSphere Central. Customer: On which site? Me: vSphere Central! Never heard of it? Customer: I know Storagehub, but I´ve never heard of vSphere Central. This is basically how the conversation went and I told him as well as my TAM peer Tina, she was with me on this session, that I will provide a collection of the VMware Microsites I know, together in a post.