OK, so I know I promised to condense my list of VMWorld 2017 VMC on AWS sessions down to my favourite 5-10, however since I made the aforementioned promise it seems like a flood of features has passed us by. Whilst I am getting around to selecting the finalists for a prestigious place on my list (*wink), I want take the pulse of both VMware and AWS enthusiasts to understand how you feel the service could be used in ways other than our marketers suggest.
So what the heck do you want Kev?…
True story: Recently I ran a VMC workshop that gave me a bit of insight into the resourcefulness of AWS users and how the AWS Solution Architects were often surprised by their customers creativity. Seeing as consumption of VMware Cloud on AWS is somewhat unprecedented (being the service has only just launched) I’m keen to understand how combining the technologies can lead to some unforeseen and inspiring outcomes.
So my ask? >> Please forward me any thoughts, ideas and hacks, no matter how wacky or wild and I’ll try to recreate them in my lab and detail them right here. We might even attempt to demonstrate the most requested at a local VMUG Hackathon type thingy. Reply on the post, hit me up on Twitter @_kevops, or if you’re more of a traditionalist, firstname.lastname@example.org. Never fear, every idea will be credited to it’s creator regardless of how absurd.
To get you thinking (and to give you a little more detail on the service in general) I’ve linked a couple of VMC sessions from AWS re:Invent specifically on “Unique Integrations” and a VMC Technical Deep Dive.
Enjoy!.. and happy holidays
VMware Cloud on AWS: Technical Deep Dive
VMware Cloud on AWS: A World of Unique Integrations Between VMware & AWS
Aside from my focus on VMware Cloud on AWS I’ve also been spending my time getting to grips with all the the various technologies supporting containerisation and DevOps. If you’ve followed my blog in the past you’ll know that I’ve was delving into modern software engineering practices, albeit from an operational perspective.
Luckily for me VMware has come a long way in creating technology that supports this theoretical understanding, which was highly evident at VMWorld 2017. There was a shedload of great sessions on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Pivotal Container Service, vSphere Integrated Containers, vRealize Automation, Wavefront (and on and on and on…)
As I received some great feedback from my last post which consolidated some of the VMC focused sessions from VMWorld, I decided to repeat the process for VMware Cloud Native and DevOps.
Please note, I’m also going to use this as a starting point to cover Pivotal Container Service (PKS) and vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) in more detail, before breaking it down into easily digestible chunks. In the meantime enjoy the extensive selection of CNA, DevOps & automation sessions from VMWorld 2017.
DEV1369BU - A Tale of CI/CD, Infrastructure as Code, and How Containers/IaaS Fit into the Story
CNA3429BU - Basics of Kubernetes on BOSH: Run Production-grade Kubernetes on the SDDC
CNA2006BU - Deep Dive: Architecting Container Services with VMware and Pivotal Developer Ready Infrastructure
CNA2080BU - Deep Dive: How to Deploy and Operationalize Kubernetes
DEV2704BU - Delivering Infrastructure as Code: Practical Tips and Advice
CNA1509BU - Developer-Ready Infrastructure from VMware & Pivotal
DEV1517BU - DevOps Deep Dive
CNA2563BU - Navigating Through the Container Ecosystem
CNA1091BU - One-Stop Container Networking: Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, Docker, and More
CNA2150BU - Optimizing Critical Banking Workloads Using vSphere Integrated Containers
CNA1699BU - Running Docker on Your Existing Infrastructure with vSphere Integrated Containers
CNA1612BU - Use Cases: Deploying real-world workloads on Kubernetes and Pivotal Cloud Foundry
CNA2547BU - vSphere Integrated Containers Deep Dive: Cool Hacks, Debugging, and Demos
CNA3045BU - What's New with Containers on SDDC
CNA3430BU - Your Enterprise Cloud-Native App Platform: An Introduction to Pivotal Cloud Foundry
FUT3076BU - Simplifying Your Open-Source Cloud With VMware
FUT1226BU - VMware and Open Source: Compliance, Quality, and Viability
DevOps & Automation
DEV2858BU - The Shift to the Left: The Changing Role of Operations as Developers in a DevOps World
VIRT2211BU - Automating NSX for Virtual Machines and Containerized Applications
MGT1307BU - vRealize Automation and Puppet: Enabling DevOps-Ready IT
MGT2716BU - vRealize Automation for the Developer Cloud
MGT1776BU - vRealize Automation Solves the Container Onboarding Conundrum
Thanks as always to @lamw for his annual session scraping. URL’s for all uploaded sessions found here: