Large Scale Image Pipeline – Part 4 – Importing OVA’s to vCenter 6.5 Content Libraries

The last process in this Image Pipeline series is getting OVA's into LOCAL Content Libraries across our environment. To do this I compare the latest list of OVA's in the Artifactory generated array via my previous post to what's currently in the Content Library. Then I have to add the OVA if it doesn't exist... Continue Reading →

Large Scale Image Pipeline – Part 2 – Image Build Process

In the past couple of posts I've outlined our environment and our goals/requirements for an on-premises Image Pipeline process. I then went through setting up vSphere JSON Persistent Content Libraries to a single datastore for faster item sharing across multiple vCenter servers. In this post, I'll go over the Image Build process itself. I'm not... Continue Reading →

Large Scale Image Pipeline – Part 1 – Content Library Setup

Now that I've laid the groundwork for this image pipeline series, let's get started by setting up our vSphere Content Libraries. As stated in the overview, we have roughly 40 vCenter servers across multiple sites, multiple data centers within some of these sites, and multiple network boundaries within some data centers. The sites with multiple... Continue Reading →

Large Scale Image Pipeline – Overview

I've been working on multiple projects over the past couple years and most of them need to consume images of some flavor across multiple data centers (we have 10 in our metro with multiple network spaces). One team was managing vCenter templates (in case automation platform failed or a custom deployment needed) while an automation... Continue Reading →

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