Chef and HPE OneView

Chef and HPE OneView

Jun. 22, 2016 by

Currently we’re about 50% of the way through 2016 and i’ve been very privileged to spend a lot of the year working with Chef and not just their software but also presenting with them throughout Europe. All of that bringing us up to

Monitoring HP OneView with InfluxDB and Grafana

Monitoring HP OneView with InfluxDB and Grafana

Oct. 22, 2015 by

My previous post was a theoretical piece around how Arista may or may not (had no confirmation) be interacting with HP OneView in order to automate infrastructure provisioning in the Data Centre. That particular article dealt with one of the

HP OneView State-Change Message Bus (through API)

HP OneView State-Change Message Bus (through API)

Sep. 23, 2015 by

Continuing the theme of discovering and tinkering with HP OneView and it’s API’s ..       The recent announcement of interoperability between HPE and Arista led me to investigate one of the more hidden aspects of HP OneView, albeit

Extending HP OneView through it’s API

Extending HP OneView through it’s API

Jul. 14, 2015 by

I’ve spent around nine months getting to grips with the “nuances” of both HP OneViews design and it’s API (both are intrinsically linked). During this time i’ve had a couple of attempts at wrapping around the OneView API with a few

HP OneView Automation through the API

HP OneView Automation through the API

Jun. 26, 2015 by

I’ve had the opportunity to head to some exciting places over the last few weeks/months and especially in the more recent weeks i’ve been heading up and down the country on a regular basis. This has given me time whilst

Developing on Linux (Arch) .. through OSX

Developing on Linux (Arch) .. through OSX

May. 7, 2015 by

As part of some development work on auto discover within a VMware environment (talked about here and here) I got quite fed up with having to move between Xcode for some code and vim/gcc in a linux VM or vSphere console. To try and

HP OneView – Part 3: VMware vCenter Integration

HP OneView – Part 3: VMware vCenter Integration

Apr. 17, 2015 by

This has been a learning experience for me as i’ve not had the opportunity to interact with this tool before, however i’ve been very curious about how it brings together the single pane of glass mentality for HP kit and

VCSA 6.0 under the covers

VCSA 6.0 under the covers

Apr. 9, 2015 by

The home lab is pretty small (32GB ram between two hosts) so being able to reduce the overhead of software/virtual machines allows me to get the most use out of the limited resources. The upgrade to vSphere 6 recently brought

Upgrading the home lab to vSphere 6.0 with Gigabyte BRIX

Upgrading the home lab to vSphere 6.0 with Gigabyte BRIX

Apr. 3, 2015 by

I finally decided that this easter weekend was going to be the time to update the lab to vSphere 6.0, which meant that some messing around was going to be required due to the Gigabyte Brix using unsupported network adapters.

HP OneView – Part 2: Server Profiles

HP OneView – Part 2: Server Profiles

Mar. 9, 2015 by

Apologies for the delay I was busy.. What is a Server Profile The “Server Profile” is the defining phrase that comes to mind when thinking about the SDDC (Software Defined Data Centre). It allows a server administrator to define a hardware