Cloud Agnostic Blueprints in VMware CAS

VMware Cloud Automation Services went GA 2 days ago, on the 15/1/2019. There is already a ton of blogs, describing the solution. I thought that I would give my view on one of the things, that i find most cool about the solution. Note that i’m no expert, but I already love the solution, and i’m looking forward to learning more about what I, and the customers I talk to, can do with it.

Getting started with Cloud Automation Services - Almost

I finally got started on Cloud Automation Services (CAS), or at least Cloud Assembly. Living in Denmark, where many customers are talking Azure all the time, and the local vSphere environments, are smaller, the SAAS offering makes a lot of sense IMHO. I must admit I already love the product, even thou it requires some learning, to get the hang of it.

Homekit support for non homekit devices

For that last 2 years, I have been playing around with Home Automation. So far i’m running a mix of both an Openhab installation, based on MQTT, and some Homekit devices (Philips hue etc). Openhab is a great product, but I was finding myself, more and more, using Homekit, controlled from my ATV4, to be the way i do home automation.

Monitor Domain Admins using VMware Log Insight

I had a customer asking me yesterday, if it was possible to use Log Insight, to monitor changes done to the Domain Admins group. An interesting use case, that i had not thought of before. The answer is off course yes, so i thought i would write a small post about it.

Cloud Management Experience Day

A lot of my work time, these days, is spend on preparing a new thing we have in Denmark. It’s called Cloud Management Experience day. We have already been running the same for VSAN, NSX and EUC. The idea is to have customers participating in a full day og learning, where they can experience our products.

Fingbox - New security device in my home

So i bought a new gadget. After hearing my collegaue, telling me about it, and I was sold. Fing.io is a free network scanner app for IOS (and Android). They extended it, by connecting it to a physical device, that connects to your router, and monitors your network. It only need a cable in your router, and power, then you are done.

vRealize Business - Do you know your cost ?

Do you know the cost of your datacenters, and what the cost would be, if you had to move your workloads to the public Cloud ? One of the products, that can help with that, is VMware vRealize Business. It’s probably one of the most overlooked products, in VMwares portfolio.

Why i love my Netatmo Presence - Found potential thief

I love my Netatmo Presence. The reason is due to it’s abilities to detect different types of objects like cars, people, animals and other. Due to that, I found that i had a visit, from somebody, who was probably trying to grab my bike, in the middle of the night.

Auto Clean up old recordings

Some time ago, I bought the Netatmo Presence cam. I love the “Intelligence” in the cam (it detects different objects linke cars, people, animals), and it’s ability, to work when there is no wifi etc. due to the build in SD card. I do however, upload everything to my NAS using ftp, for safe keeping.

Data collection Catalog Item in VRA

One of the tasks, i often en up doing, when i work with vRealize Automation (vRA), is doing a catalog scan. The Catalog scan, checks for changes in my endpoints. This could be new templates, snapshots etc. hat i need in my blueprints. To do this manually, you have to go to Infrastructure -> Compute Ressources -> Your endpoint -> Data collection -> Request now (under inventory).