The Cloud admins guide to the galaxy
Greetings Folks – some quick notes that I took during a VMWare training course I attended today. It was ran by Heath Johnson of VMWare!
VMware Cloud Foundation Overview
“The foundation for your cloud”.
Common VMWare “headaches” – Multiple version, multiple platforms, mismatching privileges, hard to “find” time to patch.
Uptime means stability, but also means no patching was done.
Provides a standardized full stack architecture that is validated by VMWare for platform re-sellers. I.E. VMWare on AWS is the same technology and validation that you can run yourself:
Cloud Foundation Software Building Blocks… – Compute (vSphere), Storage(vSan), Network(NSX), Management (vRealize)
“Best fully automated method of deployment is still with external PSCs”
After the intro Heath went on to put on a few interesting demos:
- Setting up VMWare Cloud Foundations
- Scaling out existing workloads – Developers need more resources (vRealize)
3.Sales Rush is done, we don’t need all these hosts.. (Scale Down, Decom)
4. Patching and Upgrading – “A new way to manage data center infrastructure”. Cloud foundation is setup to make sure there are no inter-dependencies when upgrading.
All in all the training was useful and a great way to learn a little more about VMWare’s cloud offering(s).
Until next time…