vCD Support for vCenter Foundation

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      by Tom Stephens, Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware I recently saw a question asking if vCloud Director was supported with vCenter Foundation.  This version is intended for use in small environments, and is limited to being able to manage three vSphere hosts. It’s a good question, as I’m sure there’s a group Read more...

vCloud Director Certification

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      by Tom Stephens, Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware Recently, the question came up if VMware was planning to develop a certification around vCloud Director. Yes, we are indeed! As there is still a fair amount of work being done on this front, it would be a bit pre-mature to go into details Read more...

Troubleshooting Auto Deploy Rules

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by Kyle Gleed, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, VMware A common problem I come across when helping customers implement Auto Deploy is they PXE boot their hosts and instead of seeing the Auto Deploy server install ESXi  they get an error complaining that the server was unable to find a valid image profile:   However, despite Read more...

Technical Marketing Update 2012 – Week 04

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By Duncan Epping, Principal Architect, VMware. Currently multiple white papers are going through formatting / editing and these will be published in the upcoming weeks. Hopefully I can provide an update on that soon. For now, check out these blog posts. Also don't forget to vote for your favorite blogs while you still can, many Read more...

Are you a vSphere PowerCLI fan? Check out our 5.0.1 release

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If so, life just got better for you. Make sure to take a look a thte new 5.0.1 PowerCLI release we announced today. PowerCLI as you know has been one of the popular utilities to automate vSphere deployments by administrators. This version of PowerCLI extends that capability to automate VMware Cloud Solutions. Key Highlights:————— 1) Read more...

New vCLI Video from VMware Tech Pubs

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Kyle Gleed, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager VMware Tech Pubs just released another great video, this one provides an overview of the vCLI in vSphere 5.0: You can use the vCLI command set to manage ESXi hosts remotely. This video gives an overview of available authentication methods including session files, Active Directory, and configuration files. It Read more...

RAID10 requirement for vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) relaxed!

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For those of you considering the vSphere Storage Appliance as a shared storage solution, I bring you a piece of very good news. The RAID10 configuration requirement on the hosts has now been relaxed. As of today, VMware will now support RAID5 & RAID6 configurations alongside the original RAID10 configuration. This will mean that even Read more...