Jeremy Adams joins us to present the #vBrownBag DevOps session on Puppet. Follow along in the homework to deploy the Puppet learning VM and see how you can create manifests to do things like patch systems for Heartbleed.



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vBrownbag TechTalks at vForum Sydney 2014

by Craig Waters on October 20, 2014

If you are going to be in Sydney for vForum then you should present a TechTalk.

The signup form is here, go ahead and sign up now.

With under two weeks to go until the conference it is time to welcome our first sponsor. NetApp are a new vBrownbag techtalk sponsor at vForum Sydney although they have been regular sponsors of the VMDownUnderground pre warmup party the night before (you can register here).


If you are going to be in vForum Sydney then you should present a TechTalk.

The signup form is here, go ahead and sign up now.


VMDownUnderground & TechTalks in Sydney

by Alastair on October 20, 2014

This year will be the fourth community party before vForum Sydney. Inspired by VMunderground and designed to let the VMware community come together before the conference starts this is one of the most fun parts of vForum.

This year vForum in Sydney coincides with the OpenStack Summit in Paris, where I will be producing more vBrownBag TechTalks. As a result I am very thankful that Craig Waters has stepped up to organize the party this year. You can find out more about the party on Craig’s blog post, or skip straight to the registration page.

Craig is also stepping up to organize vBrownBag TechTalks at vForum, this will be the third year of TechTalks. It is not too late to signup to present a TechTalk at vForum Sydney, simply use this link.

I’ve been going to the Sydney VMware conference since 2006 when it was a few hundred people at the Marriott Sydney harbour. This was so long ago that VUM was still just a concept. I’m sorry to be missing the event this year, hopefully in 2015 the schedules won’t clash so much.



October 20, 2014

This guest post is by David Espejo, who blogs at, where you can find his back catalogue of posts. David writes in Spanish, so if you don’t speak Spanish be sure to use a browser that will translate for you. Find out more about the guest blogger program here. It has been a while […]

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ICND1 (CCENT) Study Guide

October 19, 2014

So, this has been quite a journey for me. If any of you are like me, you’ve avoided anything related to Networking, & especially Networking certifications like the plague. At work, if any issue networking related surfaced, I gladly pawned it off to the “networking guy”. With the boundaries between layers of the infrastructure stack […]

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VMworld Barcelona Underway!

October 14, 2014

VMware’s annual VMworld EMEA event is underway in Barcelona and the energy is amazing. Sessions are packed, the hang space is flowing with continuous traffic and chance meetings, and the vBrownBag crew is on-site producing more great content. VMware provided a great setup that has made it comfortable for the attendees, the presenters, and both […]

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#vBrownBag DevOps Follow-Up Git with Matthew Brender (@mjbrender)

October 14, 2014

Matthew Brender joins us for part 3 of the DevOps series to talk about Git/GitHub and source code management. Video Homework You can follow Matthew on Twitter @mjbrender and his blog and Originally published at – Sign up for the live #vBrownBag broadcast at where you can also get updates […]

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#vBrownBag DevOps Follow-Up Introduction to Vagrant with Jonas Rosland (@virtualswede)

October 8, 2014

Jonas Rosland introduces you to Vagrant which is used for creating and configuring virtual development environments and can also be used along side configuration management tools such Chef, Salt and Puppet which we will cover in future episodes.  Keep track of our entire DevOps schedule which will include links to recordings and homework or join our Google+ community to discuss episodes, […]

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#vBrownBag Follow-Up Introduction to DevOps with John Willis (@botchagalupe)

October 7, 2014

In our official kick off to the DevOps series, John Willis explains just what this DevOps thing is.  John provides excellent insights and helps you understand how to apply the concepts and culture that define DevOps.  Keep track of our entire DevOps schedule which will include links to recordings and homework or join our Google+ community to […]

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#vBrownBag Follow-Up VMware VCP-NV Objective 4 with Paul McSharry (@pmcsharry)

October 6, 2014

Paul McSharry covers objective 4 of the VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (VCP-NV) certification blueprint. Objective 4.1 – Configure Environment for Network Virtualization Objective 4.2 – Deploy VMware NSX Components Objective 4.3 – Upgrade Existing vCNS/NSX Implementation Objective 4.4 – Expand Transport Zone to Include New Cluster(s) Video More information of the exam and […]

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