VMware Cloud Ready Framework
By: Date: 26/06/2022 Categories: VMware Tags:

We can summarize this approach into a 3-step recurring cycle that aligns with significant changes to overall business strategies within an organization. Review and define current business goals. Identify technical solutions that address the business goals, design/build the final solution, and adjust operations to manage the implementation. Evolve the solution as needed per minor changes…

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Self-Hosted Docker Agents in Azure
By: Date: 25/06/2022 Categories: azure Tags:

There are instances where we need a specific set of libraries to generate our build. In the earlier approaches of VMs, it used to be creating a dedicated VM for our build pipeline and installing all the required libraries, and making sure our build will run inside that VM. This however will result in the…

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Docker scanning your images for vulnerabilities
By: Date: 30/05/2022 Categories: Docker

Docker and Snyk have partnered together to bring security natively into the development workflow by providing a simple and streamlined approach for developers to build and deploy secure containers. Container security spans multiple teams – developers, security, and operations. Additionally, there are multiple layers of security that apply to containers: The container image and the…

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Azure portal Migrate Azure Data Lake Storage from Gen1 to Gen2
By: Date: 30/05/2022 Categories: azure Tags:

Gen2 migrate using the Azure portal, follow the below steps: Step 1: Assess readiness Verify RBAC role assignments Migrate Azure Data Lake Analytics workloads (if any) Step 2: Create a storage account with Gen2 capabilities Step 3: Migrate data using the Azure portal Step 4: Migrate workloads and applications Step 1: Verify RBAC role assignments For Gen2, ensure that…

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Configure a Citrix ADC VPX standalone instance on Azure
By: Date: 25/05/2022 Categories: Citrix

Ensure that you have the following: A Microsoft Azure user account Access to Microsoft Azure Resource Manager Microsoft Azure SDK Microsoft Azure PowerShell On the Microsoft Azure Portal page, log on to the Azure Resource Manager portal by providing your user name and password. Summary of configuration steps Configure a resource group Configure a network security group…

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How to Monitor AMI events using EventBridge
By: Date: 23/05/2022 Categories: AWS Tags:

You can use Amazon EventBridge to detect and react to these events. You do this by creating rules in EventBridge that trigger an action in response to an event. For example, you can create an EventBridge rule that detects when the AMI creation process has completed and then invokes an Amazon SNS topic to send…

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VMware Solution in Oracle Cloud
By: Date: 23/05/2022 Categories: VMware Tags:

The Oracle Cloud VMware Solution (OCVS) is a customer-managed, VMware Cloud Verified environment consisting of vSphere, vSAN, NSX-T, and vCenter Server.  Customers have full control of their VMware environments, while leveraging the capabilities of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle Cloud VMware Solution provides bare metal compute, advanced L2 Network, and storage-rich infrastructure to deliver a full-fidelity VMware service…

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Kubernetes Networking in Azure
By: Date: 29/04/2022 Categories: azure Tags: ,

We evaluated multiple possible architectures and finally chose the one that was best by many parameters. We hope this post will help people setting up their own Azure clusters with decent networking. First let’s look at the available options for Kubernetes networking in Azure. Calico with BGP The first option was to use default Calico…

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VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 1.3.1
By: Date: 26/04/2022 Categories: vExpert,VMware Tags:

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 1.3.1 VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid provides Enterprise organizations with a consistent, upstream compatible, regional Kubernetes substrate across SDDC, Public Cloud, and Edge environments that is ready for end-user workloads and ecosystem integrations. TKG builds on trusted upstream and community projects and delivers an engineered and supported Kubernetes platform for end users…

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What is the AWS Step Functions
By: Date: 26/04/2022 Categories: AWS,AWScommunity Tags:

It allows the user to define state machines (workflows) that connect various tasks (states). To make it easy, AWS provides a Workflow Studio that simplifies the definition step of the workflows. There are two options for workflow types: Standard Express Besides all the differences defined in the documentation, an important one for Hybrid architectures is the Activity support: In…

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Azure CI/CD Pipelines (Build/Release)
By: Date: 26/04/2022 Categories: azure Tags:

Azure separates the process of CI/CD using two pipelines build pipeline(CI) and release pipeline(CD) Build Pipeline In build pipeline you care about how to build and customize your artifact the way you want. For example if you have a spring boot application in your azure repo, you should make a task to jar your application…

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CloudHealth Basics
By: Date: 20/04/2022 Categories: VMware Tags:

How does CloudHealth do this? CloudHealth ingests and aggregates data from cloud providers, containerized or on-premises environments, and third-party integration tools, to become your single source of truth for multi–cloud management. Our platform helps customers tackle their cloud challenges by simplifying financial management, streamlining operations, and improving collaboration across multi-cloud environments.  But what does that mean? How does CloudHealth…

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vRealize Network Insight 6.6
By: Date: 20/04/2022 Categories: VMware Tags:

In vRealize Network Insight 6.6, we introduce a new feature that allows you to focus on your Crown Jewels (Mission critical entities such as VMs or Physical IPs within your multi-cloud infrastructure that require threat protection). The Crown Jewels can be added and managed within vRealize Network Insight, as shown in Figure 1 below. Once…

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Configuring HTTPS Endpoints on AWS Lambda Functions with AWS Lambda Function URLs
By: Date: 20/04/2022 Categories: AWS,AWScommunity Tags:

Introduction There are a few things to consider when deciding when to use a function URL versus building an API Gateway endpoint. Function URLs are best suited for single-function microservices with a public endpoint that doesn’t require the advanced functionality of API Gateway. Function URLs can be used to apply the following patterns: Mono-Lambda APIs:…

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Creating an Elastic Beanstalk App & Environment
By: Date: 18/04/2022 Categories: AWS Tags:

Introduction Since you will be performing both a rolling and blue-green deployment in this lab, it makes sense to use the best tool AWS makes available for the job. For controlled deployments and efficient deployment services of code on EC2 instances, AWS Elastic Beanstalk provides a superior interaction model and developer tools experience. In this lab…

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Amazon ECR Pulling an Image
By: Date: 04/04/2022 Categories: AWS,AWScommunity Tags:

To run a Docker image that is available in Amazon ECR, you can pull it to your local environment with the docker pull command.   1. From an EC2 instance/Workstation, run the below command as mentioned here [1] to install AWS CLI       ———–       curl “https://awscli.amazonaws.com/awscli-exe-linux-x86_64.zip” -o “awscliv2.zip”       unzip awscliv2.zip       sudo ./aws/install       ———– …

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Deploy a Citrix ADC VPX standalone instance on AWS
By: Date: 25/02/2022 Categories: Citrix

You can deploy a Citrix ADC VPX standalone instance on AWS by using the following options: AWS web console Citrix-authored CloudFormation template AWS CLI This topic describes the procedure for deploying a Citrix ADC VPX instance on AWS. Before you start your deployment, read the following topics: Prerequisites Limitation and usage guidelines Deploy a Citrix…

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AMAZON WEB SERVICES Announcements January 2022
By: Date: 08/02/2022 Categories: AWS Tags:

AMAZON WEB SERVICES Announcements January 2022   www.learn2skills.com what’s new for you Featured Announcements   Amazon EMR on EKS releases Custom Image Validation Tool to simplify testing of your customized docker container images Amazon ECS launches new simplified console experience for creating ECS clusters and task definitions Amazon RDS Proxy is now available in 8…

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VMware Tanzu Community Edition (Kpack)
By: Date: 26/01/2022 Categories: VMware Tags:

Kpack, a Kubernetes-native container build platform, is a powerful tool that helps DevSecOps teams build and update containers automatically. It is already a core component of VMware’s commercial container build offering, VMware Tanzu Build Service. VMware Tanzu Community Edition, the freely available, open source distribution of the Kubernetes-based Tanzu platform With the addition of kpack, Tanzu Community Edition…

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Apply Citrix ADC VPX configurations at the first boot of the Citrix ADC appliance in the cloud
By: Date: 25/01/2022 Categories: Citrix

You can apply the Citrix ADC VPX configurations during the first boot of the Citrix ADC appliance in a cloud environment. This stage is addressed as the preboot stage in this document. Therefore in certain cases like ADC pooled licensing, a specific VPX instance is brought up in much lesser time. This feature is available in Microsoft…

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Autoscale Your Application with vRealize Operations Webhooks
By: Date: 13/01/2022 Categories: VMware

The Use Case In our demo lab, we have a live demonstration using a simple, two-tier application. This application is an e-commerce shopping cart deployed from vRealize Automation and monitored by vRealize Operations (and Log Insight and vRealize Network Insight). Here is the application topology as viewed in Service Broker: The web tier can scale…

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Terraform VCD Provider 3.5.0
By: Date: 13/01/2022 Categories: VMware Tags:

New Terraform VMware Cloud Director Provider release – 3.5.0 with support for tenant operations for the NSX-T Advanced Load Balancer (ALB) and many other features. Additional way of connecting to VCD with API Token VCD 10.3.1 adds the capability of generating an API access token for provider and tenant. These tokens cannot be used directly to authenticate against a VCD: users should first exchange the token for…

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Use AzCopy
By: Date: 31/12/2021 Categories: azure Tags:

An alternative method for transferring data is AzCopy. AzCopy v10 is the next-generation command-lineutility for copying data to/from Microsoft Azure Blob and File storage, which offers a redesigned command-line interface and new architecture for high-performance reliable data transfers. Using AzCopy, youcan copy data between a file system and a storage account, or between storage accounts….

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