I was invited to do a talk at the first annual vMA Techcon 2018. This was a very cool opportunity and i jumped right at it. I presented a talk about integrating Puppet with vMware vRealize Orchestrator together with my colleague Denis Rusov. You can download the pdf with the slides here. And theres a link to the youtube video here. I hope you enjoy.
Very exciting news! I will be co-creating content on the awesome youtube channel bosh.rocks together with my colleague Christiaan Roeleveld. I’m extremely excited about this and am in the process of creating new video’s as we speak. Please keep an eye out for new content and i hope to see you all on bosh.rocks.
While doing some sunday maintenance on the digital ocean droplet that hosts this blog i noticed something creepy: There were approximately 55k failed ssh login attempts for the root account. This made me wonder:”where are these attacks coming from?” So i threw together a quick and dirty python script to collate the ip’s, do a geo lookup on them, save this as a csv file, and finally use that in google fusion to create a heatmap. You can watch the…
Here is the second of four videos explaining how to install bosh on several different IAAS platforms. The first video showing you how to install bosh on virtualbox can be found here. Video two – Installing Cloud Foundry Bosh on vSphere. In this video i explain how to install the bosh director on VMware vSphere. I have vSphere 6.5 setup on my home lab, you wont need a lot of compute power to be able to run this demo,…
Ive uploaded the first of four videos explaining how to install bosh on several different platforms. Video one – Installing Cloud Foundry Bosh on VirtualBox. In this video i demonstrate how to download the required tools and local hypervisor (VirtualBox) How to deploy a bosh director on VirtualBox on you laptop. How to use said director to deploy nginx, and finally how to remove your deployment and director. This gist contains all the used commands and configuration files: Next video…
This year i will be presenting a talk at the NLVMUG together with my esteemed colleague Christiaan Roeleveld. The talk is called:”deploying like google” and you can discover the details such as location and time-slot by clicking the link. It’s shaping up to be quite an interesting presentation, the gist of it is:”Deploying virtual infrastructure using bosh, what bosh can do, and how it can help you in your day to day operations”. I would like to encourage you to…
In order for me to install the Pivotal Cloud Foundry environment i will first have to have the Pivotal OPS manager. At the time of writing this blog post Pivotal ops manager 2.0.3 is the latest version. As with all things:”everything starts with a download”, so i direct my web browser of choice to: https://network.pivotal.io/products/ops-manager and proceed to download the: “Pivotal Cloud Foundry Ops Manager for vSphere – 2.0-build.236”. Once this is downloaded i will install the appliance using the “vSphere Web…
This will be a series of blog posts describing my adventures with Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Part I: My lab setup. Part II: Installing the Pivotal OPS manager. Part III: Installing the Pivotal OPS manager through the Pivotal OPS manager. (work in progress!)
My current lab consists of a single Hewlett Packard Proliant DL380 G6. The hardware specifications are:
Model: ProLiant DL380 G6
Processor Type: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5560 @ 2.80GHz
Logical Processors: 16
2X Samsung evo SSD in raid0: 220GiB
1X Samsung HD103SJ: 915GiB
On this i have installed: VMware ESXi, 6.5.0 VMware vCenter 6.5.0 I am also running a windows server 2012 R2 server which takes care of ldap authentication (Active Directory) and DNS. The ip addresses are: ESXI: 192.168.1.222 vCenter: 192.168.1.223 W2012R2: 192.168.1.200 The dns server is authoritative for lab.caarels.com. So in summary: Basic vCenter environment with single sign-on authentication provided by microsoft active directory.