[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...

From the Financial Times: The VMware Hybrid Approach “Pays Off”

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The hybrid cloud provides significant value to companies according to a recent article in the Financial Times. In an interview with VMware customer AutoScout 24, the Financial Times found that the company now has the flexibility to adapt to varying traffic flows, source additional computing capacity, and migrate between two infrastructures in order to best Read more...

Another VMware Cloud – Ducati Runs Their Private Cloud on VMware

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According to Daniel Bellini, CIO at Ducati Motor Holding, “Flexibility and agility was benefit number one” when deploying a private cloud with VMware. With VMware vCloud Director, Ducati has been able to “deploy applications, solutions, services, and new architectures in an incredibly short time." Ducati Motor Holding is a high-performance motorcycle designer and manufacturer, based Read more...

Preparing your vCloud Director SQL Server Database Server

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By: David Davis If you haven’t tried installing vCloud Director yet in your virtualization lab, you should. However, be prepared that the install is more complex than the typical virtualization management tool that might happen in just a single vApp deployment. While vCD is available in a vApp (for pilot and test use only), even Read more...

[INFO] vCloud Director Fast Provisioned Catalog Virtual Machines

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The premise of what I am looking at is a very simple setup, but could change some operational ideas about how and when you enable Fast Provisioning, which is a great, and handy thing to have in test and development environment. However, you need to understand a little about how they work before you check the box to enable them. Read more...

[Video] How to Setup VMware vCloud Director

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By: David Davis Once vCloud Director is installed (through the virtual appliance or a full install in Linux), there are a number of steps you must take to get it up and running. In one of the lessons in my new vCloud Director Essentials video training course, I show you: Basic administrative of vCD – Read more...

Riverbed and VMware Improve Performance for Moving Workloads Between Clouds

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By: Matt Sarrel Earlier this week, Riverbed Technology announced a continued partnership with VMware that is designed to help enterprises make better (and faster) use of cloud technologies. Riverbed makes WAN optimization gear that accelerates and makes WAN traffic more efficient. They’re integrating the Riverbed gear with VMware vCloud Connector to help IT departments optimize the transfer of Read more...

vCloud Director Ultimate Resource Guide (URG) – Spring 2012

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By: David Davis With hundreds of thousands of VMware vSphere admins out there, resources to learn vSphere and troubleshoot vSphere are plentiful. However, those same vSphere admins are now making the push to try out and learn about vCloud Director. This post is intended to be the ultimate vCloud Director Resource Guide, providing links to Read more...