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How to start vRealize Orchestrator Workflows from vCloud Director – Part II

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vRealize Orchestrator is an important automation component in every vCloud Director environment. The first article of the series showed the different scenarios in which Orchestrator workflow can be used to extend vCloud Director processes: https://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/2018/07/extend-and-automate-vcloud-director-using-vrealize-orchestrator.html This article explains in detail how workflows can be started by cloud users, operators or automatically in a vCloud Director context. Read more...

Ansible Modules for vCloud Director Released

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Ansible Modules for vCloud Director are now available on GitHub. VMware vCloud Director provides different ways to configure and consume services offered by a cloud provider. While the web-based user interface and the available command line interface are targeted for human usage, there is a rising demand of automating such tasks. The REST API of Read more...

Managed Service Provider Platform 1.5 for VMware Cloud on AWS – Single Host Software Defined Data Center and Multi-currency support

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The Managed Service Provider (MSP) program, launched in March enabled solution providers, managed service providers, and system integrators to grow their hybrid cloud business with a unique offering of VMware Cloud on AWS. As you might be aware, this program has been enthusiastically adopted by partners. With the recent MSP 1.5 release, we are excited Read more...

vCloud Director Extender 1.1.0 – GA Announcement

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Author – Guy Bartram Since vCloud Director 9, we have been shipping vCloud Extender (vCloud Extender is VMware’s replacement for vCloud Connector), as of 19th April 2018 vCloud Extender 1.1.0 went GA with new features making on-boarding migrations even easier for providers and tenants alike. vCloud Extender focuses on making a simple, tenant controlled solution Read more...

Breaking Down Cloud Silos with the NEW vCloud Director 9.1 Extensibility Framework

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Author – Fernando Escobar Original posting by Fernando Escobar appeared –  http://www.nebulaemagazine.com/breaking-down-cloud-silos-by-deploying-the-new-extensibility-framework-provided-by-vcd-9-1/ Extensibility is key to implementing an effective and realistic Cross-Cloud deployment; there is no other way to solve the inter-connectivity and compatibility issues you will face when provisioning workloads into a multi-cloud environment. Extensibility is critical when considering Infrastructure-as-a-Code, which is a relevant Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS for VCPP Partners – Blog Series – Part 1 – Onboarding

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Overview The Managed Service Provider (MSP) model under VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP) enables partners to leverage VMware Cloud services to broaden their technology portfolio and provide value added functionality with their unique managed services. VMware Cloud services consists of several services that allow for the creation, management and monitoring of public and private cloud Read more...

VMware vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.x Scalability options

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For Service Providers within the Cloud Provider Program, having adequate metering and billing capabilities is imperative to the critical operations of the service.  As a consequence of VMware vCloud Usage Meter (UM) being so integral to a service providers capability to report on the usage and consumption of VMware products, certain scalability limits need to Read more...

A Deeper Look into NSX L2VPN with vCD Extender Orchestration

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This post originally appeared on Clouds, etc. by Daniel Paluszek.    I’ve been rebuilding my vCloud Director (vCD) lab and running through a few connectivity scenarios. Moreover, I wanted to write and share my findings on orchestrating an on-prem NSX environment connecting to a vCD/Provider environment using vCloud Director Extender (VXLAN to VXLAN). In vCD Extender, this Read more...

Update VMware vCloud Director 9 in 5 Minutes

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This post originally appeared on Clouds, etc. by Daniel Paluszek.   I sometimes hear that vCloud Director (vCD) is cumbersome and hard to install/upgrade. I just updated my lab environment vCD instance from 9.0 to 9.0.1 in about five minutes. The team has done an incredible job of making any patch/upgrade process seamless. Below are the steps Read more...