Host rules with Business Intent
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Brett Johnson
vROPS 7.0 launched with a feature called Business Intent which controls workload placement based on vSphere tags Announcement. This feature tackles several use cases one being controlling the host placement of workloads which have physical licencing requirements. Business Intent settings are configured at the data centre (or custom datacenter) level within vROPS 7.0 and can be configured at the per cluster or per host level. For the scope of this post, I am going to cover a customer use case to combine clusters, increaseing availability for some workloads while maintaining licencing compliance for others.

VCAP7-CMA Objective 2.4
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Brett Johnson
Build Manageability Requirements into the Logical Design

vRA Hardening Check
vRA Hardening Check
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Brett Johnson
Compare vRA appliance configuration against the hardending guide

Adding vRA Replica Stuck
Adding vRA Replica Stuck
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Brett Johnson
RabbitMQ causes join cluster process to hang when adding new vRA nodes.

Enter the Panda
Enter the Panda
· ☕ 4 min read · ✍️ Brett Johnson
Ducky Miya Mini Pro Panda review

The Move To Jekyll
The Move To Jekyll
· ☕ 8 min read · ✍️ Brett Johnson
Experiences moving from WordPress to Jekyll

VCAP7-CMA Objective 2.3
· ☕ 4 min read · ✍️ Brett Johnson
Build Availability Requirements into the Logical Design