Gary Coburn

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.

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

May 02

vRealize Automation 7 – Enabling the Event Broker part 2

Well my hope is that you have already read through the Enabling the Event Broker that was posted in January. Then were thirsty for more and more around the Event broker. If you recall, in that post we covered the basics of consuming the payload from vRA 7 and utilize it just like we did the …

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Apr 28

vRealize Automation 7 – Custom Email Notifications with the Event Broker

Are  you sick of the Event Broker yet? ME NEITHER!!! In this post we illustrate how to utilize the Event Broker to send custom html emails. Using vRealize Automation 7 to create Custom Email Notifications with the Event Broker your usability and customer satisfaction can improve! It’s well known that you can set up out of …

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Mar 21

vRealize Orchestrator gotcha when configured with the configurationadmin

vRealize Orchestrator or vRO as I’ll call it through this post is clearly one of the most powerful features that are embedded into vRealize Automation and with our install wizard the ease of tying these two solutions together become even stronger. You may recall my post in the 6.x days and now all of that …

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Mar 18

Introduction to the VMware Sample Exchange

I realized in the last few days that myself and other folks like (dailyhypervisor, vmtocloud, and other on my more experts page) all started using this great new tool introduced in December of last year but we haven’t done a complete Introduction to the VMware Sample Exchange. After using it for the last few months …

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Mar 17

Future of containers and what they might mean to the rest of us

What is the future state of containers and computing specifically? Why does 1 technology beat another in the fickle world of IT? Who can benefit from the tectonic shift happening in the world? Just a few of the questions that I ask myself on a day to day basis among many other crazier questions I won’t share …

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Mar 16

vRealize Codestream back in vRealize Automation

vRealize Automation 7.0 was massive release for us and with the announcements coming out yesterday it grew even better with 7.0.1. If you had any experience with 6.2.* you will recall a great little solution included was vRealize Codestream. Then when you deployed vRealize Automation 7.0 you noticed it was gone. Well have no fear …

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Mar 14

New disk on a new SCSI adapter at request time

I promised in the last post that I would follow up with a section 2, well here it is! How to add a new disk on a new SCSI adapter at the time of request using vRealize Automation 7 and the new event broker, this is the post you’ve been looking for! You may recall from the …

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Mar 07

New Disk with a SCSI adapter

Last week I spent some time working on using vRO to populate a new Disk with a SCSI adapter. The request came in as any other typically does with a simple, hey is there any easy way to do this? I dug through what I thought would be a quick and simple set of workflows… …

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Feb 26

New and Improved

Welcome all to the new and improved site for Extendingclouds.com Finally moving from the wordpress.com hosted platform to a custom build of wordpress. So what does that mean for you? Well now the site looks better, will have better navigation and most importantly will be linked with the other automation sites.

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Feb 09

Due to high demand, here’s the combined AAA deployment!

I think this may be the highest requested post I’ve had so far. After creating the Dynamic deployment of the App Authoring Agent (AAA for the rest of this post) on Linux using SSH, the demand for a windows, or more importantly combined solution was flooding my inbox.  

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