VMC on AWS – HCX – Site Pairing and interconnect

Hi, In this post, we’ll be talking about setting up a Site Pair and interconnect with HCX, between your on-prem datacenter and your VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC. Video version here. Written version: In this post, we are going to create a Site Pair in HCX and an interconnect. Like the name suggests, a site […] →Read more

Collection of VMworld vRealize announcement posts

Hi, This blog post serves more as a collection of links to other blogs about new announcements that VMware has made during VMworld. 1. The new vRealize Cloud Universal offering. With this new hybrid subscription offering, VMware is providing customers the flexibility to consume both on-premise and SaaS vRealize Suite products and services using a […] →Read more

VMC on AWS – HCX – Deployment

Hi everyone, In this blog post, we will be going over how to deploy HCX on both your VMware on AWS SDDC and also on-prem. So what exactly is HCX? One of the main features of HCX is stretching networks between on-prem and your VMC on AWS SDDC. (It does not have to specifically be […] →Read more

VMware Cloud on AWS with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid – Public IP on kubernetes load balancer.

Hi readers, In this post, we will be taking our previously deployed TKG workload cluster and make it accessible through a public IP using NAT. First, we deploy an application. I’ll use yelb. See the previous post on how that works. Here we see that our application is deployed. Let’s look at the load balancer […] →Read more

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid on On-Prem or VMC on AWS – Management and workload deployment

Hi everyone, In this post we will be making our own deployment VM to deploy Tanzu Kubernetes Grid on VMware Cloud on AWS. There is a demo appliance, but I would like to use the latest versions of everything. If you would like to know more about Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, please check out this link. […] →Read more

How I got into IT

Hi everyone, This post will be all about me and how I got into the world of IT. (not covering anything else like school, etc because then it would be even longer, for that, I forward to this older post) When I was born, and currently still do, I live with two “families” under one […] →Read more

I’m a vExpert now!

Hi everyone, I applied for the second-half vExpert applications and I got accepted! This is the first time and I’m really, really happy! This is my fourth attempt and here is to hopefully more years of vExpert. Here is my public profile page. If you don’t know what vExpert is, you are missing out on […] →Read more

In-place upgrading a NSX-T ESXi Host with multiple host switches.

Hi everyone, Here is how I upgraded my NSX-T deployment from 3.0.0 to 3.0.1. If you tried to in-place update a NSX-T Host that has multiple host switches, you will get an error. You can use this trick to get around this limitation. First, we log into the NSX-T Manager, and go to the Upgrade […] →Read more

Setting up a free KMS server for vCenter with PyKMIP (with database)

Hi everyone, In this post, we will be deploying a PyKMIP server that stores its keys in a database. Unlike the docker container, the keys will be saved so on a reboot your keys are not lost. So what exactly is this for? Well, in my use-case, I will be using this server to encrypted […] →Read more

Hilltop CTF – Writeups

Hi everyone, A blog post on a different topic this time. I was a Content Engineer for the Hilltop CTF event. Write-up for the Fuzz challenge. Challenge name: Fuzz Creator: MasterWayZ Category: Analysis/Fuzzing Summary: The user is given a URL to look at: http://shellserver1.hilltopctf.masterwayz.nl:5876/ How-To: Using a program like gobuster, we can try to see […] →Read more