Disclaimer: Everything in this post is taken from my initial investigation and proof of concept work in my lab. I think it may be helpful for others but know that this is not intended to be a production-ready architecture.

I’ve seen some cool Tweets about Octant for visualizing Kubernetes workloads recently and had to check it out for myself for the Kubernetes clusters I have on my Dell Technologies Cloud Platform (DTCP) lab which is comprised of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) 4.0 on VxRail HCI. Thanks to Vineeth and Ben for getting my attention!

While I’m probably more…

This is the second post of a series I’m doing on an integrating solutions, from an engineers perspective, with hyper-converged infrastructure, specifically Dell EMC XC Series and data protection. If you didn’t read the first post go check out Journey To Integrated Data Protection — What and Why for some much needed context and then come back to this post. There’s one more thing I’d like to add before diving into the rest of the post. …


As a solutions engineer for Dell EMC (#IWork4DellEMC) working on the XC Series Hyper-converged appliance since it was first announced in 2014 I’ve had the opportunity to work on several different aspects of the product and it’s been quite the ride. I’d like to share about my most recent project over the last several months because it has been by far the most fun, innovative and challenging. Because of that, it’s also been the most rewarding. My goal is to share a glimpse of the task I was given and how I went about executing it. To achieve my…

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