T.B.D. There Be Dragons

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VMworld 2014 Roundup: Day 5

You know what they say, better late than never! At the end of my VMworld 2016 US posts, I pledged to catch up on some earlier VMworld posts that I missed. Towards the end of VMworld lies the inevitable fatigue and bone weariness that...

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VMware{code} Hackathon: One for All and All for One

When I first heard about the VMware{code} Hackathon at VMworld 2016 US, I was excited, but also felt a bit trepidatious. I was keenly interested in attending, but wasn’t a “developer”. How much of a contribution could I make? As many wise folks...

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Dragon Drop #1

Welcome to the inaugural Dragon Drop post. I’ll be recapping some of the items I’ve shared on social media during the week. I’ll be testing the waters with this kind of post this month, during #vDM30in30. If all goes well, it may become...

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Python: A Long and Winding Road

I first encountered Python several years ago when working on Oracle Virtual Directory, part of the identity solution supporting a then new Oracle-based web portal. Oracle Virtual Directory, or OVD, was designed to abstract multiple identity stores, whether they were native identity stores...

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VMware Platform Services Controller

What is the VMware Platform Services Controller? With vSphere 6, VMware updated the architecture for vCenter. One of those changes was the introduction of the Platform Services Controller, or PSC. The PSC combines a number of components, including those that used to be...

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Anatomy of a Home Lab

Like many folks who study and earn a living from technology, especially virtualization, I have a home lab. My home lab’s fairly straightforward, with three Intel NUCs each acting as a VMware ESXi host. I’m working on upgrading my VCP as well as...

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VMworld 2016 Roundup: Day 5

The last (half) day of VMworld 2016. This day always incorporates one last, non-VMware specific, general session, and offers breakout sessions for about half the day until the conference closes down. Off we go. General Session For general session commentary, check out the...

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VMworld 2016 Roundup: Day 4

Day 4 at VMworld. Phew. Feels like the end of the week already. We have a few sleeps left to go, so let’s carry on. Solutions Exchange Sessions I spent the morning in the Solutions Exchange, chatting with vendors and sitting in on...

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VMworld 2016 Live Blog: Day 5

Welcome to the VMworld 2016 US Thursday General Session live blog! Thursday General Session Note: To view the live blog you need to read this post on https://teebeedee.org. If you read it some other way, for instance via email subscription or RSS feed, it...

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VMworld 2016 Roundup: Day 3

Another day of sessions and events at VMworld 2016. On with the show. General Session For general session commentary, check out the Live Blog. More direction setting conversation, with VMware looking to take a lead on proving the infrastructure upon which containers can...