I have been a (happy) long time user of Keepass. It was the place to store passwords, notes etc, across many of the systems I use today. That means mostly OSX, but also a bit Windows, and in some cases IOS as well. The way I used it, was by having my kdb file, in a dropbox share, that I then accessed from all my devices.
For the last couple of days, I have been playing quite a lot with Cloud Automation Services. That means deploying a lot of VM’s, just to destroy them again. Some time ago, I got help, from some good colleagues, to setup a Python Slack notification, using the extensibility on AWS Faas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.