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Free Download – DevOps Automation with Terraform and VMware

Content planning for 2020 is underway and I realized that it’s a good time to share the recent O’Reilly report that I had done in 2019 here with folks.  DevOps may seem a long way off, but the methods of automating your infrastructure creation in order to enable better DevOps practices is not.  Even VMware environments are seeing the benefits …

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DiscoPosse Podcast Ep 1 – Automation with Rob Nelson (@rnelson0)

EPISODE 1 – Automation with Rob Nelson (@rnelson0) PODCAST LINK: http://podcast.discoposse.com/e/e001-automation-with-rob-nelson-rnelson0/ LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE: In this episode we chat with Rob Nelson (@rnelson0) about automation. Everything from the why to the how, including some great info on Puppet, and how the community works together to drive great configuration management ecosystems like Puppet and others. Subscribe and Win! We …

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Quick Demo of Tags and Grouping for Automation Polices in Turbonomic 6.1

Tagging is a phenomenal way to identify your workloads.  This means VMs, containers, cloud instances, and pretty much every single layer of the application and virtualization/cloud stack.  I’m often asked how tagging comes into play with Turbonomic, so here is a really quick demo of how tagging is used to be able to do things like creating dynamic groups, policies …

Why I Aeropress Coffee but Automate Everything Else

Many of my presentations start with me quoting the Rule of Three. Then I tell you three things about myself: I’m lazy I despise inconsistency Did I mention I’m lazy? The reason that these are important things to know is that being lazy is a fundamental reason why I have leapt into automation from early on in my career. Being …