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X-Large Edge Gateways and vCD

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One of the outstanding enhancements provided in the vCloud Director 5.1 release was the ability to select between two different deployment models of the Edge Gateway.  It is now possible for you to deploy the Edge Gateway in a Compact or Full model, with the difference between the two being the performance they provide and Read more...
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Introducing the VIB Author Fling

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I’m very excited to announce the new vibauthor fling.  This fling is hot off the press and provides the capability to create custom vSphere Installation Bundles (VIBs).  Prior to this fling the VIB authoring tools were only available to VMware partners, this fling now extends this capability to everyone. There are a couple of use cases Read more...
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A tweet says more than a 1000 words

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Sometimes a 140 character tweet says more than a 1000 words… Thank you #vSphere HA and a large cluster! Saved me from going into the office on a Sunday to deal with a hardware failure. #N+2 — Troy Clavell (@TroyClavell) September 23, 2012 If you are not using it today, enable it… it could also Read more...
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What’s New in VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.1

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With the release of vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 product, VMware brings the leading software defined networking and security solution that enhances operational efficiency, provides agility and is extensible to rapidly respond to business needs. I just want to provide you some overview on how vCloud Networking and Security product brings the flexibility to the Read more...
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Technical paper: “VMware vCloud Director Resource Allocation Models” available for download

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Today the technical paper “VMware vCloud Director Resource Allocation Models” has been made available for download on VMware.com. This whitepaper covers the allocation models used by vCloud Director 1.5 and how they interact with the vSphere layer. This paper helps you correlate the vCloud allocation model settings with the vSphere resource allocation settings. It provides Read more...
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What’s New in vCenter Server Heartbeat v6.5

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With all the recent announcements around vSphere 5.1 you probably didn’t see the updated release of vCenter Server Heartbeat v6.5.   What’s New The following information provides highlights of some of the enhancements available in this release of vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.5 Note: The features available depend on the version of vCenter Server installed. Features Read more...