Author Archives: brian.wuchner

MongoDB: Test data for performance monitoring

This post will cover loading some test data into our MongoDB instance and generating some queries for performance monitoring. In previous posts we covered creating a MongoDB replica set (here) and configuring the Aria Operations Management Pack for MongoDB (here). … Continue reading

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Optimizing Operations: Aria Operations Management Pack for MongoDB

In a previous post (here), I covered how to setup a MongoDB replica set to be monitored by Aria Operations in a vSphere based lab. This article will cover the installation & configuration of the Aria Operations Management Pack for … Continue reading

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Creating a MongoDB Replica Set

I was recently looking at the Aria Operations Management Pack for MongoDB (https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Aria-Operations-for-Integrations/9.0/Management-Pack-for-MongoDB/GUID-73744E17-88DD-49A1-8B86-5BD896C874D8.html) and wanted to kick the tires in my vSphere-based lab. To be able to test this management pack, I wanted to deploy a three node MongoDB replica … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 24.04, Packer, and vCenter Server Customization Specifications

I’ve heard from several people who have highly recommended Packer (https://packer.io) to create standardized images. I’ve been wanting to dig into this for some time, and with the recent release of Ubuntu 24.04 decided now would be a good time … Continue reading

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Updating VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) from 5.1.0 to 5.1.1

I recently upgraded a nested lab from VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) 5.1.0 to 5.1.1. A few lessons were learned along the way, and I’m going to document those below. Step 0 – Validate the environment My VCF lab had been … Continue reading

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