Windows infrastructure testing using InSpec – Part I

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While joining Chef a while ago I have learned a lot about testing your infrastructure code. One of the most important lessons was TDD (Test Driven Development) that loosely means: “write tests first”. At Chef we have something called InSpec to describe tests in a simple way while developing infrastructure and application deployment code (like […]

Going DevOps…

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Yes, a new exciting opportunity came around. And it´s one that matches to me like DevOps to KungFu… I joined Chef Software this Monday as a Solutions Architect! While Nutanix is an awesome product I was always focused on automation and finding solutions. When I decided to leave Nutanix and join Chef I thought about […]

Nutanix, Acropolis and Automation?

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With the new NOS release comes a new exciting option: Acropolis. The PRISM UI looks awesome slick like always and allows you to create networks and virtual machines with a few clicks. With this Acropolis Hypervisor Management you  have the power to use your Nutanix solution to automate your Test/Dev environment or run your Build automation for […]

Witness for Nutanix Metro Availability

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With Nutanix you have a powerful data protection solution: Metro Availability. You can just enable it within PRISM and administer it easily. Whilst I present this to more and more prospects there is always one thing to clarify: What happens if no one can manually fail-over a site? In most cases people ask this in conjunction […]

Nutanix PRISM automated with the vRealize Orchestrator

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As an Ex-VMware Specialist for Automation and Orchestration I could not resist to use the python task from the last blog post in vRealize Orchestrator (aka vCenter Orchestrator, aka Dunes). So I configured the actual Appliance which has the REST 1.0.3 Plug-In already installed. I just added the certificate (SSL Connections in configuration interface) for […]