Category Archives: Virtualizationism

This is the primary category on VCritical, covering virtualization and related technology.

Easy Auto Deploy reverse proxy cache with an Nginx container

See how to create a simple Nginx reverse proxy container for VMware vSphere Auto Deploy, which is great for setting up a proof of concept. Continue reading

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Send a Tweet Directly from a VMware ESXi Host

For my VMworld 2016 breakout sessions this year, I wanted to demonstrate new functionality that was added to Auto Deploy. ¬†After exploring a few ideas, I settled on leveraging the new Script Bundle feature to send a post-boot tweet directly … Continue reading

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New network and scripted install features in Photon OS TP2

Photon OS TP2, the open source small-footprint container runtime from VMware, gains several new features to help vSphere administrators deploy and manage: PXE boot, scripted install, and guest OS customization. Continue reading

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Quickly Update to Docker 1.6 on Photon by using TDNF

VMware Project Photon Technical Preview 1 shipped with Docker 1.5. Learn how to update to the current version of Docker with a few simple commands. Continue reading

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Use Lightwave to authenticate SSH logins to Photon

Enable authorized users to log into Photon instances with ssh using Lightwave directory credentials, eliminating the need to manage local user accounts. Continue reading

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