Author name: Allen

Acceptance into the vExpert Program

Being recognized as a vExpert is not only a validation of my dedication and passion for VMware technology but also a tremendous opportunity to connect with a community of like-minded professionals who share a commitment to innovation and excellence in virtualization. I am truly grateful for the chance to contribute to the vExpert community, whether […]

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VMware VMUG Advantage: A Comprehensive Guide to its Benefits

In the fast-paced world of IT infrastructure, staying ahead of the curve is essential and having the ability to build things out in my lab, it has helped me immensely grow in my career. VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology, offers a range of solutions that empower businesses to thrive

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How to Create a vSwitch in VMware – Ansible

In my last blog post, I demonstrated how to create an Ansible Playbook that automated several VMware ESXi configuration tasks commonly used. Another time-consuming task can be the creation of vSwitches and VM PortGroups on an ESXi host, hence the power of using Ansible for a consistent and repeatable process. What is a vSwitch? A

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How to Configure VMware ESXi with Ansible

One way to ensure that your VMware ESXi hosts have a consistent and repeatable configuration; is with the use of Ansible. I have created an ansible playbook that can be run against a VMware ESXi host to a desired configuration and run on a weekly basis to check for configuration drift. The true power is

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How to Automate with Ansible on RHEL9

During this series of blog posts, I am showcasing the process of updating my outdated Ansible playbooks. By doing so, this allows me to take advantage of newer versions of Ansible along with updated vendor modules. As I have mentioned in several of my previous blog posts, I am a huge fan of automation and

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