Day Two Automation Self Service Framework – Part 1

In my years on the administration and engineering side of the VMware world a task I was frequently responsible for was creating policies around the standards of my environment and then defining a process to ensure those policies were adhered to.  Some examples of the policies I authored was things around snapshot lifetime, security hardening […]

Enabling SSL on vROPS vPostgreSQL

I recently spent a lot of time digging into the question of “How do I enable a PKI signed cert on the vROPS vPostgreSQL database to make my security team happy?”  As I often do, I started my journey with a simple google search: “vrops vpostgres ssl“.  This search lead me to the helpful page: […]

Not what you expected?

You may be arriving here having expected some different content.  Perhaps you arrived expecting some content related to triathlon, only to be surprised by IT related content – sorry for that!   For many years I have “maintained” three blogs, which means three instances of the blog software and content related to it.  I decided that […]

Configure VCSA Backup

Note: I enjoy writing, but often find myself not doing so simply because it can take a lot of effort to write a “good” post.  In an effort to post more regularly, I’m planning to post more frequent short write-ups of things I am doing in my lab. One of the most overlooked aspects of […]

Perspective

This week I was able to attend the Wisconsin VMUG UserCon.  In the past I was always hesitant to go to these as I assumed that I wouldn’t be able to learn anything new.  I always figured I know what I need to know technically, what am I possible going to encounter that will increase […]

VCDX #275

It took me, not unsurprisingly, longer then expected to sit down and write this post. Primarily because I am a little in shock that I actually achieved this, but also because imposter syndrome kicked in a bit, and really I simply needed time to sort through all the emotions I experienced: euphoria, disbelief, let down, […]

VCDX-DCV: Strike One

Back in February, I decided that I was going to seriously pursue getting my VCDX certification.  This is not only a big deal because of the amount of work that it requires, but because for the past 15 or so years I have shunned the pursuit of any and all certifications. After completing all the […]