HP OneView – Part 1: Enclosures and Uplinks (logical or otherwise)

HP OneView – Part 1: Enclosures and Uplinks (logical or otherwise)

Feb. 26, 2015 by

The initial configuration of HP OneView is a pretty simple and intuitive process, it just isn’t documented as well as it could be. I’ve decided to put together a few posts detailing some of the areas of configuration that could

OpenStack on CentOS 7.0 (manual install)

OpenStack on CentOS 7.0 (manual install)

Feb. 11, 2015 by

This is a very very basic overview of all of the steps (and there are a lot of them) to deploy OpenStack controllers on a single node, purely for testing purposes.. Update: Turns out that a lot of this can be

lsvm – list virtual machines in vSphere from CLI

lsvm – list virtual machines in vSphere from CLI

Jan. 31, 2015 by

Whilst I’m aware that it’s simple enough to type vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms from the cli in vSphere/ESXi, having a program spawning another program is a bit of a pain, especially having to parse the results(vim-cmd output is a bit of a

HP OneView Objective-C API

HP OneView Objective-C API

Jan. 30, 2015 by

I’ve recently published on github an Objective-C wrapper allowing iOS/OSX applications to interact with HP OneView natively. Located here. It supports some basic interactions and is quite easy to extend to interact in more ways, time permitting i’ll add to

2014 a Year in certifications

2014 a Year in certifications

Jan. 5, 2015 by

Been quite a busy year.. No idea where to go next with 2015..

HP Oneview API with cURL

HP Oneview API with cURL

Dec. 17, 2014 by

As part of a PoC i’m spending quite a bit of time pulling apart the APIs of HPs OneView application, and pulling this functionality into a Objective-C application. HP Oneview is based upon a REST API and is interacted with

VM creation from CLI

VM creation from CLI

Nov. 28, 2014 by

For testing purposes, whilst developing a zeroconf daemon I needed to be able to quickly create some VMs and register them on vSphere. The process of opening infrastructure client and running through the wizard etc. or other methods of creating

EVO:RAIL – LoudMouth aka Zeroconf

EVO:RAIL – LoudMouth aka Zeroconf

Oct. 29, 2014 by

What is Zeroconf? Zeroconf was first proposed in November 1999 and finalised in 2003 and has found the largest adoption in Mac OS products, nearly all networked printers and other network device vendors. The most obvious and recognisable implementation of

EVO:RAIL – “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”

EVO:RAIL – “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”

Oct. 20, 2014 by

EVO:RAIL Overview At VMworld ’14 I managed to catch a few excellent sessions on EVO:RAIL including the deep dive session + Q&A that really explained the architecture that makes up the EVO:RAIL appliance. The EVO:RAIL appliance is only built by

Layer 2 over Layer 3 with vSwitch and Mikrotik virtual routers

Layer 2 over Layer 3 with vSwitch and Mikrotik virtual routers

May. 9, 2014 by

I’ve trialled a number of different ideas to have a number of different vSwitches that have virtual machines attached, when dealing with a vSphere host that had a single interface.┬áThe problem lies in that only one of your vSwitches has