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I feel compelled to post . . . something . . . about the vSphere 7 release. I will concede that it is a big deal and, despite my ever-present wanderings away from all things VMware, I am still a vSphere Admin by trade.
I will give you a short take and you can take it for what it’s worth.
What? You thought all I could do was Ansible? I have all kinds of ideas . . . .
Like, my pontifications about the geolinguistic and historical origins of the present progressive tense . . . or to what extent Tolstoy’s anarcho-pacifism was an influence on post-modern thought . . . or is there such a thing as, “Douchedar“? . . . The answer to that last question, by the way, is yes.
But this is a tech blog, so we can talk about those topics later.
Instead, I want to share what I have done with VMware PowerCLI and how to collaborate with it effectively using git. I call it the VMWARE POWERCLI TOOLKIT. Not sure why I do that in all caps, but that’s what I call it.
In this post, I am going shamelessly vendor-specific with the use of a suite of tools from HPE’s Composable Infrastructure. It includes HPE Synergy Frames and Blades, the HPE Oneview Appliance, the HPE Image Streamer Appliance, and use of the Oneview Server Profiles therein.