VMware vCenter vs. vCloud Director

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By: David Davis Confused about the difference between vCenter and vCloud Director? You’re not alone. Sure, if you are a vSphere admin at a large enterprise you already know what vCloud Director is and are likely either evaluating it or have implemented it. However, there are many IT pros out there who work at small Read more...

Backup and Restore of vCloud Director Consumer Workloads

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By: Massimo Re Ferre’, vCloud Architect This is a repost from Massimo’s personal blog, IT 2.0 – Next Generation IT Infrastructures. Backup and restore (of consumer workloads) in a vCloud Director environment is a hot topic. When you deal with Pets (Vs. Cattle) it is important that you take care of your little lovely friends workloads. Part of the effort of taking care of Read more...

vCloud Director Meets vShield App

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By: Massimo Re Ferre’ (Staff Systems Engineer – Global CoE) and Joe Sarabia (Sr. Consultant – Global CoE) Background In the last few years I have seen a rise of interest for vCloud Director use cases where multiple virtual machines (in a vApp or across vApps) can share a single Layer 2 network and yet Read more...

Stretched vCloud Director Infrastructure

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By: Duncan Epping, Principal Architect at VMware This is a repost from Duncan’s blog, Yellow-Bricks.  A while back I wrote about design considerations when designing or building a stretched vCloud Director infrastructure. Since then I have been working on a document in collaboration with Lee Dilworth, and this document should be out soon hopefully. As various people Read more...

vCloud Basics for IT Admins: Key Features

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By: David Davis In my experience with speaking at conferences and creating video software training courses, one of the primary obstacles I must overcome when discussing VMware’s cloud computing solutions is assisting VMware Admins in understanding what “vCloud “ is.  Some people think vCloud is a third party public cloud solution. Some people think it creates Read more...

[Video] Monitoring vCloud Director Overview

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By: David Davis With vSphere and vCenter, so much time is focused on configuring it, many times, a very small amount of time is spent actually monitoring it to ensure you are achieving your goals of solid performance, reliability, and security. This statement is also true for VMware vCloud Director. Thus, while installing and configuring Read more...