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About snoopj

vExpert 2014/2015/2016, Cisco Champion 2015/2016. Virtualization and data center enthusiast. Working too long and too hard in the technology field since college graduation in 2000.

Tech Field Day 14 Preview – Datrium

Most of my peers know that I’m not one to dig deep into many nuances of storage.  I consider storage to be a necessary evil in which there will always be a surly storage administrator to give me the runaround on … Continue reading

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Why I’m Heading to OpenStack Summit – An Architect Perspective

The other day I was presented with a question from someone in my office.  They had seen a LinkedIn update I had posted about being invited to Tech Field Day 14 and that I was going to OpenStack Summit.  I … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS Director and the PowerShell Agent – Part 5

In this blog post, we will finally work our way up to what I’ve tried to accomplish with a combination of PowerShell, Cisco UCS Director’s northbound APIs, and the concept of parallel processing with workflows in UCS Director. The Assumptions … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS Director and the PowerShell Agent – Part 4

In this blog post, we will be going over some advanced use cases of PowerShell with Cisco UCS Director and the PowerShell Agent.  We will go over a scenario in which we need multiple bits of data returned from a … Continue reading

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Observations on Blame Cultures and the S3 Outage

One would think that this was scripted the way it happened, but I can assure you, that was not the case.  I’m in the middle of reading a book (a really good book on blame cultures; I highly suggest a … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS Director and the PowerShell Agent – Part 3

In this blog post, we will be discussing how we can use the Cisco UCS Director macros (also known as variables) from either workflow inputs or from task outputs.  We will also show how these macros can be passed as … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS Director and the PowerShell Agent – Part 2

In this blog post, we will be discussing how to utilize the Cisco PowerShell Agent and the provide Cisco UCS Director task, Execute PowerShell Command.  We will also go over what it’s going to take to parse the response of … Continue reading

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