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Mission: VMUG Virtual Event – May 17, 2016

As a VMUG Leader, I felt like I needed to post a blog entry on the upcoming VMUG Virtual event on May 17th, 2016.  The VMUG Virtual Events are always packed with information from VMware and vendors as well. VMware is presenting on topics like:  VSAN 6.2, vRA & NSX Technical Deepdive, AirWatch, Taking Virtualization to the next level, EUC, & “You Built a Software Defined Datacenter – Horray! Now What?” Some vendors presenting are: Veeam Software, Nimble Storage, SimpliVity,

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My First VMworld Experience

            So, VMworld US 2015 was my first time being able to experience VMworld first hand, and not by streaming keynotes and watching recorded sessions months later.  As a VMUG Leader, I’ve experienced VMUG Meetings and UserCons before (both as a leader and a member) but this was a whole different animal! First off, I have to credit my brother, Matt, for helping to guide my VMworld experience, introduce me to different VMworld regulars, recommend

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Resolving .NET path issues when installing vRA App Services bootstrap

UPDATE: Much as I tried to get this to work with Windows Server 2012 R2, it won’t.  You need to install .NET 2.0/3.0 on Windows Server 2012 R2 in order to get the bootstrap service to work.  It will install everything properly but I was unable to get the Windows service to actually start without .NET 2.0/3.0. See screenshot to show the .NET version that is required. As I continue on my vRealize Automation Application Services journey, I thought I’d

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Find the right JRE filename when installing vRA Application Services Agent

As I said in a previous post, these days I’m more focused on cloud automation and orchestration than virtualizing business critical apps like I have been in the past.  However, combining those two worlds is of interest to me so I’ve been playing with vRealize Automation Application Services. I was recently preparing a Windows Server 2012 R2 template to be used as a template for vRA/Application Services and so I was following VMware’s documentation on how to install the required

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