Steven Murawski, community manager with Chef, joins the #vBrownBag to talk about PowerShell DSC (Desired State Configuration).

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Presentation, sample scripts and slides can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/1xSqGnT

You can follow Steven on Twitter @StevenMurawski and his blog http://stevenmurawski.com

Originally published at http://ProfessionalVMware.com – Sign up for the live #vBrownBag broadcast at http://professionalvmware.com/brownbags/ where you can also get updates and view our past series such as the Automate All The Things series at http://professionalvmware.com/vbrownbag-automate-all-the-things-training-schedule/, Cisco certification series http://professionalvmware.com/vbrownbag-cisco-certification-track/ or the Couch to OpenStack series at http://openstack.prov12n.com/openstack_phase_1/

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This guest post is by Bryan Krausen who blogs at ITDiversified, where you can find his back catalogue of posts. Find out more about the guest blogger program here.

VMware’s Site Recovery Manager provides the ability to failover VMs in the event of a disaster or for planned migrations between datacenters. In my case, we’re using it for the former as we have two “main” datacenters, one located in Louisville and the other in downtown Chicago. Although we’ve tried to deploy applications with site redundancy in mind, some applications are simply reliant on a single site, whether by limitations of the software or by choice.

Decisions, decisions… Planning a VMware SRM deployment takes considerable thought as there are many choices and routes to accomplish the same tasks. For example, we could choose to utilize EMC’s RecoverPoint or VMware vSphere Replication to replicate the data to the opposite site. We could choose to create a dedicated “DR” VLAN or should we explore spanning Layer 2 across the datacenters using VXLAN or OTV. Should we purchase additional capacity at both sites or simply suspend “Tier 2/3″ VMs in the event of a failure to ensure resources are available?

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You Gotta Keep ‘Em Automated! by @vmiss33

by Guest Poster on November 20, 2014

This guest post is by Melissa Palmer who blogs at vmiss.net, where you can find her back catalogue of posts. Find out more about the guest blogger program here.

As part of #vDM30in30 Eric Wright wrote a great article on reducing technical debt, which got me thinking quite a bit.  Mainly about automation, and the journey it takes to get there.  Here’s a couple more ideas on how to get you started on the journey if you haven’t already begun.

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(Mission Control at NASA Wallops.)

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THE GOAL: THROUGHPUT AND EFFICIENCY by @rnelson0

November 18, 2014

This guest post is by Rob Nelson who blogs at http://rnelson0.com/, where you can find his back catalogue of posts. Find out more about the guest blogger program here. One of the most important concepts of The Goal is to increase throughput. Throughput is the rate at which the system generates money through sales. That […]

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#vBrownBag DevOps Follow-Up PowerShell Primer with Jeffrey Hicks (@JeffHicks)

November 18, 2014

Jeffrey Hicks, author of several titles including Learn PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches stops by the #vBrownBag to discuss PowerShell.  You can download the presentation and examples Jeffrey used during the presentation to help prepare for the homework. You can follow Jeffrey on Twitter @JeffHicks and his blog. PowerShell Recording PowerShell Homework Originally […]

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OpenStack Series: Part 13 – Docker in OpenStack by @vCloudernBeer

November 13, 2014

This guest post is by Anthony Chow who blogs at http://cloudn1n3.blogspot.co.nz/, where you can find his back catalogue of posts. This post is part of a pretty serious series on OpenStack, that starts here. Find out more about the guest blogger program here. Often time there is the notion that with Docker, the Linux Container […]

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#vBrownBag TechTalks at vForum Sydney

November 12, 2014

This year vForum Sydney was held at Luna Park to celebrate VMware ANZ’s 10th anniversary and all I can say is what a great place to have a conference!   We tried to pack as much as possible into the two days including techtalks, visiting the solutions exchange and blogging at the keynotes!  Although this meant […]

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#vBrownBag TechTalks at OpenStack Summit Paris

November 11, 2014

We had an amazing time in Paris last week at the OpenStack Summit. Three days of packed TechTalk schedule meant that the crew didn’t get to see a lot of the Summit. Happily there is a fair amount of coverage available online.   We produced a total of 72 videos at the summit, our highest […]

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How to keep current in IT while living in the Midwest by @jbcompvm

November 11, 2014

This guest post is by James Brown who blogs at http://jbcomp.com/, where you can find his back catalogue of posts. Find out more about the guest blogger program here. Good morning, afternoon, and evening to all the blog readers. I was challenged by Eric Wright and the #vDM team to do two things. First was […]

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#vBrownBag DevOps Follow-Up SaltStack w Thomas Hatch (@thatch45) and Mike Place (@cachedout)

November 11, 2014

SaltStack CTO Thomas Hatch and engineer Mike Place stop in on the #vBrownBag DevOps series to cover: – Introduction to SaltStack – What is SaltStack automation for Web-scale infrastructure operations – SaltStack concepts – Real world use case and walk through You can follow Thomas and Mike on Twitter @thatch45 and @cachedout respectively. SaltStack Video […]

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