Virtual Updates 2023-05-29

vBrownBag Tech Talks at VMware Explore 2023
Spoke with Alastair Cooke about this.
Time to get your community tech talks submitted!!!

IT Architect Series: Stories from the Field Vol2 released!
This has been in the works longer than I would have liked, but Vol2 is now available on Lulu, our publisher site (as in today!)
This makes 5 books now in the IT Architect Series!

vSAN ESA Ready Nodes – what you can & can’t change
Saw this via Duncan this past week.
Relevant as doing a few of these for customers….
VMware KB 90343 explains the details

Preventing a MachineGUID change during P2V or V2V
William Lam has it again….
Including the Registry Keys to control this behavior.
Check out his post here.

NSX-T Multi-Location Design Guide
OK, so yea…it is called NSX now.
Federated & Multisite.
Link to VMTN communities with this info.

VMware Flings
Horizon Installation Pre-Reqs Checker – what it sounds like.

AsBuiltReport – more & more being offered….
Check out their website here, but more importantly, check out their repositories on GitHub to see what that team is working on.
Just saw Fortinet listed today!

Ventoy – Add Multiple ISOs to USB stick, choose what to boot
Saw this from William Lam (of course).
this is an interesting little utility.
Open Source (nice!).
Initial configuration must be made on a Windows machine, but then copying ISOs to it can be done from anywhere.
Check out Ventoy here.

Nutanix Containerized Toolkit – NKE & K8s
Nutanix Dev Station aims to solve this issue by using Microsoft Development Containers for managing Nutanix and Kubernetes. It doesn’t matter if you are using Terraform, Ansible, PowerShell, OpenShift, or Calm DSL, you get all these tools in your containerized development environment.
Check out the (lengthy) Nutanix Dev Site post here.

Nutanix v4 LCM APIs – Self Service & Dark Site
Need to use LCM in a dark site?
Nutanix Dev Site post is here.
Lengthy, but it covers all the steps.

Continuing Education – a list of resources that come with references
(of people who have used those sites & are happy with the results).
VMware Explore 2023 -Aug 21-Aug 24 (Las Vegas, NV)
HashiCorp Learn
Kode Kloud
Nutanix University
PluralSight / A Cloud Guru (PluralSight purchased A Cloud Guru)
VMware Customer Connect Learning (old VMware Learning Zone)
VMware Hands On Labs
VMware Explore 2022 (sessions)
VMware Explore VMTN Sessions (vBrownBag)
VCDX Mentoring Series