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VMworld US Hackathon Recap

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And just like that, it has been a week since the VMworld US Hackathon! This year’s event produced a stellar turnout, with almost 150 participants who competed in topics ranging from PowerShell, to Python, to Blockchain. Prior to the start of the Hackathon, our judges, SME’s in the themes of the Hackathon, led training sessions Read more...

Maker Space Raspberry Pi Liota/Wavefront Lab

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This blog will introduce you to Liota (Little IoT Agent), an open source developer SDK for building IoT Edge System applications, teach you how to use Liota to collect data from device connected to Raspberry Pi hardware, and finally how to visualize the data collected from device and EdgeSystem in Wavefront by VMware. In this blog, you will learn the architecture of Wavefront, its data formats, and how to send data from devices to Wavefront infrastructure using Liota. Walk away with first-hand knowledge of how to build an IoT solution, visualize the data intake, and earn a Raspberry Pi! Make sure to bring your laptop to this workshop. Read more...

VMworld Hackathon 2018: How to join a team!

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For those of you who have signed up for this year’s VMworld Hackathon, you know by now that we’ve chosen to use HackerEarth as an online method to kick off the Hackathon virtually a month before we all gather in Mandalay Bay in Vegas. The purpose of the tool is to organize teams, view the Read more...

Automating File-Based Backup of vCenter Server Appliance with Python

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Did you know the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) has file-based backup options? This ability was actually released in vSphere 6.5. However, there was one feature in particular that was missing: a scheduler. I’m happy to say that as part of vSphere 6.7, the VCSA received a backup scheduler! Recently, my teammate, Emad Younis released a Read more...