Intro to UCSMSDK
· โ˜• 4 min read · โœ๏ธ Brett Johnson
First look at the Python SDK for USC Manager

VCAP7-CMA Objective 2.2
· โ˜• 3 min read · โœ๏ธ Brett Johnson
Map Service Dependencies

Run for the Kids 2018
· โ˜• 3 min read · โœ๏ธ Brett Johnson
On the 18th of March, VMware staff members from the Melbourne office will be taking part in the Run for the Kids charity race. By particiapting in the either the 5 or 15 KM events, we will be raising much needed funds for the Good Friday Appeal. The Good Friday Appeal is an annual charity drive to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Last year it managed to raise $17,605,665.

VCAP7-CMA Objective 4.1
· โ˜• 3 min read · โœ๏ธ Brett Johnson
Determine Use Cases for Multi-Tenancy

VCAP7-CMA Objective 2.1
· โ˜• 3 min read · โœ๏ธ Brett Johnson
Map Business Requirements to the Logical Design

VCAP7-CMA Objective 1.3
· โ˜• 3 min read · โœ๏ธ Brett Johnson
Differentiate requirements, risks, constraints and assumptions

VCAP7-CMA Objective 1.2
· โ˜• 4 min read · โœ๏ธ Brett Johnson
Gather and analyze use cases

VCAP7 CMA Study Guide Use Case
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Brett Johnson
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 study guide can be found Here Use Case Mega-Awesome Transit have identified a need to increase the reliability and reduce the complexity when updating their dispatching system during update periods. Currently updates to the dispatch system cause interruptions for up to 12 hours.

VCAP7-CMA Objective 1.1
· โ˜• 5 min read · โœ๏ธ Brett Johnson
Gather and analyze business requirements

VMware Workstation 14 Linux Not Enough Memory
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Brett Johnson
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 VMware Workstation. I found some posts regarding the error and that it was due to a change in the way the Linux kernel handles paging. To resolve the issue I needed to replace the vmmon modules. I didn’;t take down the entire error message, but this post references the same error.

PowerCLI: Offline install PowerShell v3 and v4
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Brett Johnson
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 not all was rainbows and unicorns. I quickly ran aground when attempting to import the modules. After aย bit of research, I learnt that Microsoft had changed the module directory structure in PowerShell v5. This new structure is not compatible with previous versions.

Chef: vRA โ€“ Assigning Node Environment Using Custom Properties
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Brett Johnson
vRA uses Custom properties to help define parameters and the behaviour of requests. In the previous post CHEF: vRA Integration, Property Groups and Blueprintsย we used custom properties to define the properties of our Chef deployment. In this post, we look at using custom properties toย assign the node environment. The Chef default client deployment workflows form the basis of the examples. A brief on custom properties We use custom properties to manipulate many aspects of workflow execution.

CHEF: vRA Integration, Property Groups and Blueprints
· โ˜• 4 min read · โœ๏ธ Brett Johnson
The Chef plugin provides some workflows to help with getting the vRA integration up and running with minimal effort.ย I would suggest treating them as samples to build functionality on top of. There are some limitations from the default state which might not provide sufficient flexibility for production usage. Setting up the Property Groups: Launch the vRO Client and navigate to the Chef workflow โ€˜Create Property Group for Chef EBS Workflowsโ€™.