December 28, 2017

Redesigning My Blog With ClarityUI

If you have visited my blog previously, you’ll notice that the design has largely changed. In case you need a reminder of the old design… <img src="/images/2017-12-28-Redesigning-my-blog-with-clarity/oldblog.png#center" alt=“Old Blog Design” style=“width 700px”;> I’ve finally found some time to jump in and integrate the HTML components of ClarityUI into my hugo blog. My buddy Grant Orchard beat me to the punch in styling his blog with ClarityUI a few months back - so now that I’ve finally jumped on the wagon, I wanted to get this post out to be a bit of a tour around some of the features I’ve setup on mine. Read more

October 30, 2017

Using Packer to Automate vSphere Template Builds

This weekend I discovered Packer from HashiCorp. And My World Was Changed…Just Way After Everyone Else I had decided to add a few more catalog items to vRealize Automation and realized that I didn’t have any Ubuntu templates loaded in my environment. I figured I would load up a couple builds - specifically 16.04 and 17.04. I hopped on Google and started looking for best practices around configuring a Ubuntu template and stumbled upon articles discussing automating template builds with something called Packer. Read more

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