I recently jumped in to help my team create a vAppliance for Unified Infrastructure Manager (UIM). This was to help enable both the EMC and Cisco field teams to demo and standup proof of concepts. As part of this I decided to try and create a web-only wizard for setting up the appliance. I used a combination of PHP/Perl/Bash and smashing my head on the keyboard. I made a short uber-video (just coined that term) which demonstrates how a simple 60 seconds web wizard let’s the user deploy UIM automatically. My goal is web-based configuration for everything I do from now on.
And here is a great video on UIM:
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