Just like Lior Kamrat I’ve set up my own private Slack for messaging and alerting from various services running both in my lab and some external facing services. It’s only been running a few days, but so far it works brilliantly and helps me keep track.
So far, I’ve set up Slack alerting and/or integrations for the following items:
StatusCake monitoring for vNinja.net and other public facing web services
I’m sure I’ll add other things to this as time passes. I plan on publishing something on how I’ve hacked some of this together, I just need to clean up the code a bit and make it ready for publication first.
Following the success of the first vSphere Design Pocketbook, PernixData has created a new version, this time dubbed “Blog Edition”. Where the first book focused on small “tweet sized” design tips, the new one allows for more in-depth articles, lifting the first editions 200 character limit.
For some reason, I have been lucky enough to be selected as one of the contributors!
You can pick up a printed copy at the PernixData Booth (1017) at VMworld US, or pre-order your electronic copy today.
For more details, and a complete list of contributors, check Pre-order vSphere Pocketbook Blog Edition.
For the contest I have 2 eBook copies to be given away to 2 lucky winners.
How you can win:
To win your eBook copy of this book, all you need to do is come up with a comment below highlighting the reason why you would like to win this book!
Duration of the contest & selection of winners:
The contest is valid for 2 weeks, it ends on the 4th of July and is open to everyone. Winners will be selected, by Packt Publishing, on the basis of their comment posted.
About the book:
This is a step-by-step guide that will help you understand disaster recovery using VMware vSphere Replication 5.5 and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.5. The topics and configuration procedures are accompanied with relevant screenshots, flow-charts, and logical diagrams that makes grasping the concepts easier.
This book is a guide for anyone who is keen on using vSphere Replication or vCenter Site Recovery Manager as a disaster recovery solution. This is an excellent handbook for solution architects, administrators, on-field engineers, and support professionals. Although the book assumes that the reader has some basic knowledge of data center virtualization using VMware vSphere, it can still be a very good reference for anyone who is new to virtualization.