Gary.coburn

Author's details

Name: Gary Coburn
Date registered: September 18, 2017
URL: http://www.extendingclouds.com

Biography

Pure technologist at heart, founder of Extendingclouds, and is considered to be a cloud expert in the IT field with over 15 years experience in Virtualization, Automation, and Cloud technologies. Gary Coburn started in the industry designing and implementing large scale enterprise server and desktop virtualization environments for a global manufacturing firm in West Michigan. Later went on to become a key pre-sales/post sales resource for a Regional SI. In Aug 2010 moved to VMware and have progressively moved from Michigan Enterprise SE, to Regional Specialist, and now a National Specialist Gary has helped dozens of fortune 100 and 500 enterprises successfully adopt both private and public cloud strategies as part of their IT offerings. The result of which was large operational and capital savings for his customers. Gary continues to help large enterprise customers reach their hybrid cloud strategies at VMware. On Extendingclouds you will find exclusive content that will help you learn how to adopt a successful cloud strategy through the use of VMware Cloud Automation Center, Open Stack, and other industry recognized cloud solutions.

Latest posts

  1. Cloud On-Boarding with me as your MC — October 2, 2017
  2. Net Neutrality back as Restoring internet freedom act — July 12, 2017
  3. The journey continues… to Google! — May 5, 2017
  4. Apcera officially registered on Solution Exchange — February 22, 2017
  5. vExpert for 2017 and an Update — February 13, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. vRealize Automation 7 – Enabling the Event Broker — 41 comments
  2. Utilizing the vCAC workflow template — 37 comments
  3. vRealize Automation 7 – Custom Email Notifications with the Event Broker — 34 comments
  4. vRealize Automation 7 – Enabling the Event Broker part 2 — 24 comments
  5. UPDATED FOR VRA 7: How bout we let users set their default admin or root password? — 21 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 17

vRealize Automation 7 – Agent Install Wizard for 7.0 thru 7.1

As Hannibal from the A-Team used to say, “I love it when a plan comes together!” Well thanks to the work over the past few months it’s all starting to come together. First I created the installer workflows that made it easy to build out a install wizard, then I updated the combination of prepare_vra_template.ps1 scripts to support …

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Aug 12

vRealize Automation 7 – vRA Windows Agents Deployment Script

Quick background story cause I think you all have been there… You get this great automation that works flawless on day 1 then you find yourself running to fix it as new releases start to come out. So here’s my example! December 2015, vRA 7.0 is released and I immediately see ways to automate the …

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Aug 11

Join Me At VMworld – Event broker group discussion has been added!

Well VMworld is finally here this month and I’m in full preparation for my breakout session with Paul, meetings with customers, and all around fun in Las Vegas! If you followed any of my earlier posts you’ll likely recall that I had submitted a number of sessions but due to the limited slots I couldn’t …

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Aug 02

vRealize Automation 7.1 – OOTB IPAM integration with Infoblox Webinar Intro

Well ladies and gents it’s almost that time again, time for the next major release of vRA and this time with 7.1 we’re adding some great out of the box content which includes a direct integration with our partners from Infoblox. Below is the info and a link to register for the introduction webinar. Streamline …

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Jul 19

Introduction to Containers as a Service – Come see us at VMworld!

Are you struggling to keep developers from utilizing Amazon and Google services? Have you seen an increase in large Linux servers being requested? Do you want to provide a service offering that your developers can and do want to use? Look no further than this session.  

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Jul 07

vRealize Automation 7 – Custom request form using XaaS

Have you ever wanted to simplify the catalog request form? Maybe your users don’t qualify to know how many CPUs or Memory are needed? Perhaps all you need is to have a custom request form using XaaS! Well today I’m here to help with a simple workflow that you can customize to make your own …

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Jun 13

vRealize Automation 7 – Custom Email Notifications with the Event Broker part Duex

  As promised from a few weeks ago I set out to solve the one hole I’ve found with the event broker in vRA 7. As you all know if you read vRealize Automation – Custom Email Notifications with the event broker there are lots of great ways deal with custom html notifications. The event broker …

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May 20

vSphere to retire the Fat Client in favor of HTML5

In case you missed it vSphere will finally retire that classic windows fat client in favor of the new HTML5 based web client! Take a look at the announcement here. Now you’re probably saying “Yeah we’ve heard that before” but the truth is that this decision and work is long over due and with the recent …

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May 18

vRealize Automation 7 – Event Broker subscription installation workflows

Alright I’ll admit it, I’m totally a guy who got into automation because I am lazy! Ask my wife, ask my colleagues, I find the easiest way to do everything I can and if I don’t see direct value then I’m probably not participating. Just ask my friends at dailyhypervisor how frustrating I can be if …

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May 05

VMworld 2016 public voting is open, please vote for my sessions.

Well it’s that time again and I’m on a crusade to get back to the stage at VMworld. Thankfully we’re back in Vegas this year so I must say it’s going to be a great year. If you’ve ever been a participant in any of the sessions that I’ve been involved in you already know that …

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