HOL 3-Tier Application – Using Docker Images

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While it is interesting to see how a very simple application is constructed, some people just want to get the app deployed so they can use it. This is an incremental update to getting the Hands-on Labs 3-Tier app setup using Docker images. Everything remains the same except that you do not need to do Read more...
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HOL 3-Tier Application – Updates for PhotonOS 3

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This article contains the updates required to create our 3-Tier demonstration app on PhotonOS 3 rather than v1.0 that was described in the original series from 2017. If you are not familiar with the intent of the original pose, the idea is to have a distributed but simple “application” that can be used to demonstrate Read more...

HOL Three-Tier Application, Part 5 – Use Cases

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If you have been following along in this series, first of all, thank you! Here is a summary of our work so far: Download Photon and Build a Template Build the Database Server Build the Application Server Build the Web Server Next, you should have a basic three-tier application created: I tried to use simple components to Read more...

HOL Three-Tier Application, Part 4 – Web Server

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This is the fourth post in the series about building a three-tier application for demonstration, lab, and education purposes. If you have been following along, you have created the base Photon template as well as simple database and application servers. This post covers the final layer of our stack, the web presentation tier. I have said Read more...

HOL Three-Tier Application, Part 3 – App Server

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This is the third post in the series about building a three-tier application for demonstration, lab, and education purposes. At this point, you have downloaded Photon OS and prepared the base template according to the specifications and have built and tested the database server, db-01a. Working from the bottom-up, we move to the application server, which sits between Read more...

HOL Three-Tier Application, Part 2 – DB server

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This is the second post in the series about building a three-tier application for demonstration, lab, and education purposes. At this point, you have downloaded Photon OS and prepared the base template according to the specifications. If not, please go to the first post in the series to prepare your environment. I am trying to release Read more...

HOL Three-Tier Application, Part 1

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This is the first post in my series about the multi-tier application we use in some of the VMware Hands-on Labs to demonstrate, among other things, network connectivity, microsegmentation and load balancing. This post will cover downloading the base operating system and performing the configuration tasks common to all of the VMs in the solution. Read more...

Happy New Year

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Happy 2017 from the VMware Hands-on Labs team! I have three quick updates for you in this post. 1. We are currently working on our Spring Release, which is when we refresh some of the labs from the prior year’s VMworld. Look for some updated content around April of this year. 2. We have started planning the labs Read more...