Hands-on Labs – End of Year 2014

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It has been a long time since my last post. Lest you all think we’re just sitting back and waiting for VMworld 2015, I wanted to give an update on what we have going on in the Hands-on Labs and some of the exciting work we are doing to prepare for 2015. Updated Labs: new Read more...

Hands-on Labs: Differential Replication

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Forgive me. It has been more than six weeks since my last post. To make up for it, this post is pretty long, weighing in at around 3,000 words. On the plus side, you only need to read all of those words in the example code output you’re really interested. Part of the reason I Read more...

Hands-on Labs: Importing vPods

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This is the fourth in my series on managing content for VMware Hands-on Labs. You can find the previous posts in the following locations: Part 1 – The Many Clouds of Hands-on Labs Part 2 – Synchronizing Cloud Catalogs Part 3 – Exporting vPods The next phase of our multi-cloud vPod management process is sometimes Read more...

Hands-on Labs: Exporting vPods

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This is the third post in my series on Hands-on Labs behind the scenes. You can find the previous post on comparing cloud catalogs here. To date, my biggest problem with synchronizing data between vCD instances has been the time required to export vApp templates from one cloud and import them into another. If you Read more...

Synchronizing Cloud Catalogs

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This post is part 2 in a series on the backend processes we use to manage the Hands-on Labs. The first part is available here. Before I get into the guts of handling export, replication and import, I think it is important to understand how to identify which templates we need to work with. Sure, Read more...