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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 …

Automation, Orchestration and Increasing the value of Human Capital

Automation and orchestration is a particularly hot topic these days, and with good reason. We are reaching a sort of critical mass in the expansion of software and infrastructure development. There are buzzwords flying about with the wide acceptance as Software Defined <insert technology here> because there is a fundamental shift in how we are looking at deploying and managing …

Puppet 101 – Basic installation for master and agent machines on Ubuntu 12.04 with VMware Workstation

You don’t have to go far to hear the word Puppet these days. Configuration management isn’t just a new trend that is hitting IT environments. It is a methodology for stateful, repeatable, DevOps style management of your infrastructure. For the VMware folks, this is now a part of the vCloud ecosystem in a way because of the integration of Puppet …