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vCloud Director Ultimate Resource Guide (URG) – March 2013

By: David Davis

Last Spring, I published my vCloud Director Ultimate Resource Guide (URG). That guide was based on vCloud Director 1.5. Since then, VMware has released vCloud Director 5.1.1 (matching the revision number of vSphere 5.1), numerous enhancements to vCloud Director, and a number of other vCloud-related tools and resources. That guide superceded my Top Resources to Learn vCloud Director – August 2011.

Since the last version of this guide, I have verified each link and added a number of new resources. It is with joy that I offer you this update to the vCloud Director Ultimate Resource Guide (URG), as of March 2013…

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With hundreds of thousands VMware vSphere admins out there, resources to learn vSphere and troubleshoot vSphere are plentiful. However, those same vSphere admins are now making the push to try out and learn about vCloud Director. This guide is intended to be the ultimate vCloud Director Resource Guide, providing links to all the resources you need to learn about and troubleshoot vCD.

(go ahead, press Ctrl-D now to bookmark this as you will need it later)

I have broken this list of vCloud Director resources down into categories to help group similar resources together. Here you go:

VMware Official Resources

Since my last guide, most of these resources have been updated for vCloud Director 5.1.1.

VMware vCloud Blog

With hundreds of posts on the vCloud blog (most about vCloud Director), there are many resources but here are the most popular and some of the most recent:

Besides the vCloud blog, there are a ton of other vCD resources on the web.

vCloud Director Resources on the Web

vCloud Director Videos on the Web

Special thank you to Haney Michael at Hypervizor.com for the following list of vCD Videos from VMware on YouTube:

vCloud Director Training Courses

If you haven’t already, make sure that you evaluate VMware vCloud Director (at no cost) for 60 days on the vCloud Director Evaluation site.

Stay tuned to the vCloud Blog and this blog post for the latest news and how-to on vCloud Director and be sure to follow @vCloud on Twitter for the latest vCloud updates!

Are there new resources that aren’t listed here? Do you have a great article or link that needs to be added? Post your comments to let me know and we’ll get the ultimate guide updated!

David Davis is a VMware Evangelist and vSphere Video Training Author for Train Signal. He has achieved CCIE, VCP,CISSP, and vExpert level status over his 15+ years in the IT industry. David has authored hundreds of articles on the Internet and nine different video training courses for TrainSignal.com including the popular vSphere 5 and vCloud Director video training courses. Learn more about David at his blog or on Twitter and check out a sample of his VMware vSphere video training course from TrainSignal.com.