Humble Bundle: DevOps by OReilly

Quick one here: The Humble Bundle for this months features a raft of O’Reilly books. O’Reilly are synonymous with solid technical books. They are easy to consume and easy to read. This bundle can be bought for 15$ or more.…

iTerm2 and tmux

I’ve been a long fan of tmux and the capability it provides over screen. It allows me to run local sessions on my destination host independent of my SSH session. This is great for when I SSH to a box…

Using mkcert for local and lab certs

Happy little green certificates My good friend and colleague Grant Orchard always called me a heathen for not used trusted certificates in my lab and demos. He was right. I was espousing the principals of do as I say not…

MarsEdit 4  macros

I use MarsEdit4 for my blog posts. It allows me to write offline and post content to my WordPress site. I want to write solely in markdown which I do and that’s great. If I need to use any extensions…

Waking from a Siesta

Hello friends It’s been a while. I moved roles in 2016 into a field engineering role. I adore this role. It’s a great mix of hands on, creating, and implementing . I feel my skills now are the best they’ve…

PowerNSX.github.io website re-launch

PowerNSX website relaunch With VMworld come and gone it was time to give some attention to PowerNSX usability. The website, powernsx.github.io contained a decent repository of snippets and examples of PowerNSX. It allowed users, in conjunction to the built in…

Using PowerNSX to create FQDN populated IP Sets NSX for vSphere does not have the ability to create FQDN based rules. Traditionally, a FQDN based rule will use the management planes registered DNS server to perform a lookup against a…

A few weeks back I was asked by Scott Lowe if I wanted to be interviewed. At first, I was puzzled. Why would someone want to interview me? Scott was looking for people to talk about their personal career journey.…

I have spent a lot of my time over the last year going from a total novice with programming to actually being comfortable with Powershell. As someone who has come from a CLI networking background I did spent a lot…

I recently needed to find out the model of CPU I had in mac. If you look in About This Mac or the relevant system profile you find some basic information. Intel Core i7 3.2 Ghz. No where is there…

The ever wonderful Ivan Pepelnjak over at ipspace.net asked me back in December to join him for a Webinar on PowerNSX. Given that he was hosting a two part series on ‘Powershell for Network Engineers’ this was pretty great. As…

On the 2nd of February VMware released the next major release of NSX for vSphere. NSX for vSphere 6.3.0 adds a number of new features. Here is some more detail about some of the more useful additions. Universal Security Tags…