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Integrated vCloud Suite Demo

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In case you haven’t read the post here already, there’s a great screencast available that demonstrates how to use the vCloud metadata policy descriptors and mechanisms to trigger the enforcement of policies in a cloud environment.   This screencast highlights several products included in the vCloud Suite, such as vCloud Director (vCD), VMware vCloud Networking Read more...
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Which Template Did That vApp Get Deployed From In vCloud Director?

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A common question that I have seen asked by customers is how to correlate a vApp back to it’s original vApp Template in vCloud Director. The primary driver for this information is usually for patching and/or application management but it can also serve other use cases such as application license auditing as well as billing Read more...
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Monitoring and Troubleshooting using Edge Gateway CLIs

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VMware vCloud Networking and Security Edge Gateway Command Line Interface (CLI) comes in handy for monitoring and troubleshooting. CLIs can be executed by login to Edge Gateway virtual machine console from vCenter or by remote access using SSH. Currently, Edge Gateway does not support configuration CLIs to apply changes. In this blog, we are going Read more...
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vSphere 5.1 – VDS Feature Enhancements – Port Mirroring – Part 1

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Network troubleshooting and monitoring tools are critical in any environment. Especially in data centers where you have many applications or workloads consolidated on server virtualization platforms such as vSphere. When you ask any network administrators, what are the challenges in troubleshooting data center networks, where server virtualization is prominent? They will say that they don’t Read more...
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L4 Load Balancing Support in vCloud Networking & Security Edge Gateway?

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Load Balancing is just one of the many networking services provided by the vCloud Networking and Security Edge Gateway which is a part of the VMware vCloud Networking and Security solution. By default, when the load balancing service is enabled, Layer-7 (L7 proxy) load balancing is automatically used which uses both SNAT (Source Network Address Read more...
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vCloud Suite Poster

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Are you still confused by the vCloud Suite?  Are you unaware of the products and great features you could have access to right now? This poster was designed to help you, the vSphere administrators, understand which products are part of the vCloud Suite, this poster will show you what is available as part of the Read more...
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PEX 2013 Storage Picks

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As many of you are already aware, PEX, the VMware Partner Exchange for 2013 is almost upon us. As usual, I decided to call out a number of sessions which I thought you might be interested in attending from a storage perspective, if you are indeed attending PEX. Read more...