Rob Nelson joins the #vBrownBag DevOps series to talk about his PuppetInABox project, a curated collection of forge modules and user repositories. This solution includes everything required to provide puppet, puppetdb, r10k, dns, dhcp, a yum repository, and a build server. The only thing you need to provide is a gateway device and you have a functional network.

PuppetInABox Video

PuppetInABox Slides

You can follow Rob on Twitter @rnelson0 or his blog www.rnelson0.com where he blogs about various projects including PuppetInABox.

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HomeLab’ers Assemble! VMware EVALExperience!

by josh.atwell on January 19, 2015

If you are a regular with vBrownBag and ProfessionalVMware.com then you are likely to be pursuing certifications, running some type of homelab, or simply trying to hone your skills.  It has been difficult dealing with short evaluation periods for licensing.  We have long lamented having to reinstall our environments or maintain multiple MyVMware accounts to get evaluation licenses of software.

VMware has finally come through with an alternative to begging, borrowing, and stealing licenses.  I’m happy to share with you VMware EVALExperience being added to the VMUG advantage program.  In short.  You can get the following licenses for 365 day evaluations for non-production environments by joining VMUG Advantage for only $200/year!

  • VMware Horizon Advanced Edition
  • VMware vCenter Server 5 Standard
  • VMware vCloud Suite Standard
  • VMware Virtual SAN
  • VMware vRealize Log Insight
  • VMware vRealize Operations 6 Enterprise
  • VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon
  • VMware vRealize Operations Insight
  • VMware vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus

If you are already a VMUG Advantage subscriber you should have an email with instructions on how to set up your EVALExperience account.  If you’re not a VMUG Advantage subscriber then I suggest it may be a good time to break out the credit card or ask the boss and sign up at: http://www.vmug.com/Advantage

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Paul McSharry joins the #vBrownBag EMEA crew to cover Objective 6 in the VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (VCP-NV) exam. Exam objectives include:

Objective 6.1 – Configure and Manage Logical Load Balancing
Objective 6.2 – Configure and Manage Logical Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
Objective 6.3 – Configure and Manage DHCP/DNS/NAT
Objective 6.4 – Configure and Manage Edge Services High Availability

VCP-NV Objective 6 Video

You can follow Paul on Twitter @pmcsharry and his blog http://www.elasticsky.co.uk/

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#vBrownBag VCP-NV Follow-Up Objective 5 with Todd Simmons (@trainingrev)

January 14, 2015

Todd Simmons, VCDX 184, joins the #vBrownBag podcast to cover objective 5 of the VCP-NV exam blueprint. Objectives include: Objective 5.1 – Create and Administer Logical Switches Objective 5.2 – Configure VXLAN Objective 5.3 – Configure and Manage Layer 2 Bridging Objective 5.4 – Configure and Manage Logical Routers VCP-NV Objective 4 Video You can […]

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#vBrownBag DevOps Follow-Up Continuous Integration using Jenkins with Mike Marseglia (@mmars)

January 14, 2015

Mike Marseglia hops on the #vBrownBag DevOps series to kick start your continuous integration journey with an overview and demo of Jenkins. Continuous Integration with Jenkins Video You can find Mike on Twitter @mmars 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 […]

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#vBrownBag VCP-NV Follow-Up Objective 7 with Manfred Hofer (@Fred_vBrain)

January 9, 2015

Manfred covers objective 7 of the VMware VCP-NV exam. Objectives include: Configure and Administer Logical Firewall Services Configure Distributed Firewall Services Configure and Manage Service Composer VCP-NV Objective 7 Video You cna follow Manfred on twitter @Fred_vBrain Originally published at http://ProfessionalVMware.com – Sign up for the live #vBrownBag broadcast at http://professionalvmware.com/brownbags/ where you can also […]

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Applying the TSHOOT methodology to everything by @saintdle

December 26, 2014

This guest post is by Dean Lewis who blogs at www.educationalcentre.co.uk, where you can find his back catalogue of posts. We have open slots for guest bloggers, find out more about the guest blogger program here. Last exam of the year The past few months I’ve forced my head into revision for the three CCNP […]

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#vBrownBag DevOps Follow-Up CFEngine with Nick Anderson (@cmdln_)

December 23, 2014

Nick Anderson introduces CFEngine, a configuration management tool so powerful it manages underwater robots! Files and homework from the CFEngine session can be found on Nick’s #vBrownBag repository on GitHub. CF Engine Video You can follow Nick on Twitter @cmdln_ Originally published at http://ProfessionalVMware.com – Sign up for the live #vBrownBag broadcast at http://professionalvmware.com/brownbags/ where […]

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#vBrownBag DevOps Follow-Up VMware AppVolumes with Chris Halstead (@chrisdhalstead)

December 18, 2014

Chris Halstead demos the just released VMware AppVolumes (via the CloudVolumes acquisition). VMware AppVolumes Video You can follow Chris on Twitter @chrisdhalstead 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 […]

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#vBrownBag VCP-NV Follow-Up Objective 8 with Lawrence Kohan (@lawrencekohan)

December 17, 2014

Lawrence Kohan covers objective 8 of the VMware VCP-NV exam. Objectives include 8.1 – Configure Roles, Permissions, and Scopes 8.2 – Describe NSX Automation 8.3 – Monitor a VMware NSX Implementation 8.4 – Perform Auditing and Compliance 8.5 – Administer Logging 8.6 – Backup and Recover Configurations VCP-NV Objective 8 Video You can follow Lawrence […]

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