PKS force delete

Playing in the lab the today I came across a scenario in which a pks create-cluster failed; pks cluster team Name: team Plan Name: small UUID: 3ef60125-5f93-4b98-b50c-7050b6877fdc Last Action: CREATE Last Action State: failed Last Action Description: Instance provisioning failed: There was a problem completing your request. Please contact your…

Why Bosh?

Before I start with "why" Bosh, what is Bosh? It is... an open source tool for release engineering, deployment, life-cycle management and monitoring of distributed systems installs and updates software packages on large numbers of VMs over many Iaas providers, with the absolute minimum of configuration changes orchestrates…

What's really important?

Do you get business value in focusing on the intricate details of a solution and thinking through every scenario and factoring the design around them? In the past I would spend way too much time focusing on the detail and flexing my technical muscles by tweaking nerd knows and turning…

What is PCF?

Now that I have joined Pivotal and focusing on Cloud Foundry, which up until now I only knew from a high-level, I thought I would take you on my knowledge journey..... So what is Cloud Foundry and what's Pivotal Cloud Foundry? Cloud Foundry is an open source project, Pivotal take…

PCF Tile Uploads

Part of the value add of Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is helping new users with Operations Manager. One of the features is the ability to upload tiles to aid with the deployment of components (like Elastic Run Time, MySQl service, Metrics etc.). After being involved in a number of customer…

Bosh-Lite Install

To help me learn bosh I decided to install Bosh-Lite on my Mac. The instructions to get yourself up an running are here, including more information. What is Bosh-Lite and how can it help? Firstly it is a self-contained, pre-built, vagrant box that includes a Bosh Director. Rather than instantiating…

Cloud Center Overview

Finally getting around to doing this blog, it's been a busy few months with lots of change coming in the new year for me. I have been discussing automation and cloud strategies with customers for a while now and the themes that come up time and time again when discussing…