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Top Resources to Learn about vCloud Director – UPDATE AUGUST 2011

By: David Davis

In September 2010 I published a very popular article, Top Resources to Learn about vCloud Director, here on the VMware vCloud blog. Since that article a major revision has been released to vCloud Director and copious resources have been released or updated.

On July 12, 2011 VMware introduced “the first comprehensive cloud infrastructure suite” with policy, reporting, and self-service provided by the newly announced (and soon to be available) vCloud Director 1.5.


New with vSphere 5 and vCloud Director 1.5, you’ll find powerful new features like linked clones, third-party switch support, globalization, SQL server support, vShield Edge VPN integration, vCloud API enhancements, vSphere 5 support, and more.


With this new release come great new resources – read more to find out.

The Latest Resources for vCloud Director version 1.5

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

VMware Official Resources

NOTE: vCloud Director 1.5 Documentation will soon be released and this link will be updated then.

vCloud Director Resources on the Web

vCloud Director Videos on the Web

Special Thank You to Haney Michael at for the following list of vCD Videos from VMware, on YouTube:

Upcoming vCloud Director Resources

Now that VMware vCloud Director is version 1.5, it is obvious that it is gaining acceptance with cloud providers, resources to learn about it are ever-expanding, and major new features have been added. Stay tuned to the vCloud Blog and this blog post for updated links to download vCloud Director 1.5 bits and documentation as soon as it becomes available! And be sure to follow the @vCloud handle for future updates!

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 including the popular vSphere video training package. Learn more about David at his blog or on Twitter and check out a sample of his VMware vSphere video trainingcourse from


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