Posts by Brett Johnson

 
  • Using the Chef provisioner with Terraform

    Using the Chef provisioner with Terraform

    Using the Chef provisioner with Terraform Intro: Terraform is an awesome tool used to manage infrastructure using the Infrastructure as Code philosophy. Modules called Providers enable Terraform to communicate with a number of different cloud providers. Post deployment tasks are […]

     
  • Chef: Breaking out the oven mitts

    Chef: Breaking out the oven mitts

    Chef Intro Configuration management systems are used to deploy and ensure a standard environmental state. You might use a configuration manager to ensure that a file exists, or a certain setting is always applied to a system. As your IT […]

     
  • Cumulus Linux: Network changes with a CICD pipeline

    Cumulus Linux: Network changes with a CICD pipeline

    Cumulus Integration with CICD While at Interop ITX 2017, I met with Eric Pulvino from Cumulus Networks and learnt a bit about where Cumulus was heading and what’s new. One of the topics that got my attention was using a CICD […]

     
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    Interop ITX: First time attendees impressions

    Interop ITX As I write this, I’m on my way home after attending my first Interop event. The purpose of this post is to detail my experience at Interop ITX 2017 as a first time attendee. Interop Community Interop was designed […]

     
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    Interop ITX 2017: Day 2

    Interop ITX 2017: Day 2 Over the past few years, Eric Wright has been organising running events called #vfit for conference attendees. The runs are 5 KM in length and suitable for all fitness levels, from sprinters to walkers. Interop ITX 2017 […]

     
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    Interop ITX 2017: Day 1

    Interop ITX 2017: Day 1 The Interop ITX fun started last night with Eric Wright taking me out for a wonderful mothers day dinner. We got good and nerdy covering topics from automation to vendor competition. Actual Day 1 The […]

     
  • Vertiv: UPS Discussion

    Vertiv: UPS Discussion

    Vertiv: UPS During Dell EMC World 2017, I had the chance to chat to Vertiv about who they are and what they do. For the conversation, they chose to discuss their UPS and the benefits it brings, which frankly was […]

     
  • Dell EMC World 2017: All wrapped up

    Dell EMC World 2017: All wrapped up

    Dell EMC World 2017 With all the T-shirts and swag handed out, Dell EMC World gets boxed up for another year. Over the four day event we heard announcements for XtremeIO, IoT, Hello Alice, DTUG and others. Many things, this […]

     
  • NSX: Passed VCP6-NV

    NSX: Passed VCP6-NV

    Intro In October 2016, I took the VCP6-NV exam and failed. While this was not the first exam I have failed, it was eye opening. After seeing the question set, I realized my understanding of the exam was incorrect. I […]

     
  • PowerShell: Logging in JSON format

    PowerShell: Logging in JSON format

    Intro When writing scripts for clients, it’s important to generate good logs. It’s a common position where a script works perfectly in test. But in production something is askew. Being able to look back at the process and step through […]