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John Henriksson

Written by me, John Henriksson. I live and work in Sweden as Technical Partner Manager @ NetApp. You should connect with me on LinkedIn.

Monitor Trident with Prometheus and Grafana

13 September, 2021

Trident provides Prometheus metrics endpoints that you can use to monitor Trident, its performance, and understand your environment. In this blog we’ll deep dive in to how to install and configure Prometheus to monitor Trident.

ONTAP Select vCenter Plug-In

22 April, 2021

ONTAP Select is the software-defined version of NetApps storage operating system ONTAP. With ONTAP Select, you can get the benefits of ONTAP on top of any hardware as you can deploy it on bare-metal, KVM, or VMware. This post will show you how to deploy ONTAP Select vCenter Plug-In to easier manage your software-defined storage clusters.

Deploy K8s VM's with Terraform on vSphere

21 January, 2021

In this blog post I show you how to deploy VMs with Terraform on vSphere. The VMs are full clones from my Packer template that I've built in a previous blog post. These VMs are the ready to be configured as kubernetes nodes.

Build Ubuntu 20.04 VM on vSphere with Packer

18 December, 2020

Packer is an open-source tool for creating virtual machine images with the help of code. In this post I'll show you how I use Packer to build my Ubuntu VM template in vSphere.

Trident - Persistance in an Ephemeral World

02 October, 2020

In this post, I'll explore what value Trident and persistent storage brings to the ephemeral world of Kubernetes.

Deploy VMware Cloud Director with PowerShell

04 June, 2020

Recently, I deployed VCD in my home lab. To quickly bring it up and down, as I usually do in my lab, I created a PS script to deploy VCD. In this post I'll walk through the script.

Enable Hyperthreading in BIOS with Ansible on VMware hosts

22 March, 2020

I was faced with enabling HT on a VMware cluster and decided to use Ansible for this. In this post you'll find the play I used.

VCAP Design Study Notes

19 February, 2020

I've started my first learning project of 2020. We all need to evolve and expand our knowledge. It's time for me to take a shot on the VCAP6.5-DCV Design exam. In this post I'll share my preperations for the exam.

Port Forward on vCloud Director with Terraform

24 December, 2019

I'm continuing my journey in the Terraform world! In this post, I'll show you how to efficiently open multiple ports in a vCloud tenant with the help of Terraform!

Create VM on VMware vCloud Director with Terraform

20 November, 2019

I'm diving in to the world of infrastructure as code. In this post I'll show you how to automate the process of creating a VM in vCloud Director with the help of Terraform.

VMware Proactive HA

14 November, 2019

In this post I'll explain what Proactive HA is and why you need it!

Top 5 NetApp blogs to follow in 2019

10 November, 2019

Learn the top 5 NetApp blogs to follow in 2019!