Deploying VMware Folding at Home Fling via OVF TOOL

If you haven't head about Folding at Home yet, it is project that utilizes the community's extra compute to allow disease research computations to occur faster and cheaper. I heard about it from Amanda Blevins and William Lam on Twitter. There is a nice write-up on the Office of the CTO Blog about it as... Continue Reading →

Using CURL to Add Additional NIC to Packer Image

Recently I was working on a project to streamline virtual machine images for clustered databases. I was using Packer to create the base images and Terraform to deploy them for new requests. This all runs via Linux containers that do not have PowerCLI installed (though I could ask to get it installed). The issue I... Continue Reading →

Lab Manager to vCloud Director Import Script

One major challenge when migrating from Lab Manager to vCloud Director is getting all of your VM Templates, Library entries, and needed configurations migrated across.  When I first looked at this it there was a partially scripted process using perl code that was long and very hard to understand.  I found it was better to... Continue Reading →

Quckly Setup New Nimble Array via CLI

I've been very impressed with Nimble Storage since using a CS220 for a project last May and running performance tests against it.  We purchased a CS240G shortly after.  If you haven't checked out what they're doing with SSD I highly recommend you do. We just purchased a CS220G to compliment our CS240G and I decided... Continue Reading →

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