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VCAP7-CMA Objective 1.3
29 Nov 2017
During design workshops, we gather not only requirements, but also constraints which limit our choices. After inital workshops, we should building our design. Initially during this process we will need...
VCAP7-CMA Objective 1.2
22 Nov 2017
When first reading the title of this objective it can seem a bit hard to view how it will be on the exam. After input from others, it appears that...
VCAP7 CMA Study Guide Use Case
21 Nov 2017
As part of the VCAP7-CMA Design study guide, I have put together a use case which will be used to provide context when addressing each of the exam objectives. The...
VCAP7-CMA Objective 1.1
21 Nov 2017
Holding workshops with business stakeholders is the primary method of gathering business requirements. The goal of requirement gathering is to understand what the business is trying to acheive. Requirement workshops...
VMware Workstation 14 Linux Not Enough Memory
03 Nov 2017
I recently updated my Ubuntu install from 17.04 to 17.10, which meant the kernel was updated to 4.13. As a result, I was no longer able to run VMs with...
PowerCLI: Offline install Powershell v3 and v4
02 Nov 2017
Today I came across the need to use PowerCLI on a computer without internet access. Thankfully I found this blog post detailing the steps that I needed to perform, however...
Chef: vRA – Assigning Node Environment Using Custom Properties
09 Oct 2017
vRA uses Custom properties to help define parameters and the behaviour of requests. In the previous post CHEF: vRA Integration, Property Groups and Blueprints we used custom properties to define the...
CHEF: vRA Integration, Property Groups and Blueprints
26 Sep 2017
The Chef plugin provides some workflows to help with getting the vRA integration up and running with minimal effort. I would suggest treating them as samples to build functionality on top...
CHEF: Integration with vRA, Client installation workflows
08 Sep 2017
Chef Integration with vRA: Part1 In the previous Chef integration with vRA post, we covered how to install the Chef plugin for vRO. In this post, we will look at...
CHEF: Integration with vRA, installing the vRO plugin
07 Sep 2017
The Chef agent is installed on a VM after the VM has been deployed and completed the ‘Machine Building’ stage of deployment. This is achieved by creating an event subscription...
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