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What you easily see are usually consequences or symptoms, but not the root cause. "The Dev environment is down!!!" We heard louder screams from developers when the busy dev env was down than when the…

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The default username for BOSH VMs is vcap.  We have two options when comes to the vcap password for BOSH and VMs that are deployed by BOSH. One is to harden the vcap password, and…

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Migrating disks for BOSH and Cloud Foundry (CF) VMs from the current datastore(s) to new datastore(s) can be painless if you do it right. Otherwise, you may end up losing your persistent disks…

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Recently, one of our clients had to migrate their CF from one vSphere cluster to another.  Here is the story: the client bought some more modern UCS chassis they would like to add to the…

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When the time on BOSH director and CF VMs such as cells are off, it may throw off some of your applications with unusual or unexpected errors. One cause of time drift can occur when…

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VM-VM Affinity Rules vSphere VM-VM Affinity Rules specify whether selected individual VMs should run on the same host or be kept on separate hosts. You can either set Distribute Resource Scheduler (DRS) Affinity Rule which…

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Do you ever get annoyed that you have to install Python, pip, and then AWS CLI in order to simply access your S3 storage to manage your buckets? I know once in a while, I…

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Before we start going through how to configure UAA in CF with SAML as a Service Provider, let's make sure we have common terminology. UAA The User Account and Authentication (UAA) is the OAuth2 server…

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If you do not have a BOSH-Lite installed with bosh2 locally on your VirtualBox yet, you can follow Bootstrap BOSH on VirtualBox with BOSH 2.0 to do so. If you already have BOSH-Lite installed,…

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