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VMware Orchestrator Shellshock Patches Released

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A few days ago there was an announcement on some security vulnerabilities potentially affecting Linux based machines (see here: VMware Security Advisory). Well, today we announced the availability of more patches for various versions of VMware Orchestrator here: VMware Orchestrator Express Patch. Please refer to the knowledge base articles above for steps to upgrade and/or Read more...

Journey to the SDDC – vCenter Operations Management Suite

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The vCenter Operations Management Suite can pack a lot of different features from different areas, and bring them all together through the same interface. What this does is gives more and more meaningful data points and relative views into this data. Instead of touching on all the marketing material for this suite, we’ll discuss what Read more...

Journey to the SDDC – vSphere with Operations Management

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Are you looking at the Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC) and taking a dive into the vCloud Suite? As you take your journey it sometimes becomes confusing and potentially overwhelming as you look at all the possibilities and figure out what comes next. For example, it’s fairly easy to recognize the value in these solutions, but you Read more...

VMware vCenter Orchestrator – vCenter Invalid Credentials

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There are a few errors I’ve run into over the years that just stump me. Like you, I start doing some web searches and piecing things together. I cross-reference what I find with people I think may have more details for me. Well, I have recently had the “Invalid credentials” error in VMware vCenter Orchestrator Read more...

Using Storage Profiles with vCloud Director

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VMware vCloud Director can now take advantage of Storage Profiles. This may not be new to you any more, but if you’ve had any trouble configuring them in order to have vCloud Director consume Storage Profiles, please read on. By default, the “*(Any)” Storage Profile is created and used, but what if you want to Read more...

Cleanup vCloud Director Agent from Host with Running VMs

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Typically, unpreparing a host in vCloud Director is fairly straightforward and works without issue. In the rare occasion it doesn’t work, there are posted workarounds for manually removing the vcloud-agent from the vSphere Host through the esxcli. Well, what about the even rarer chance you need to remove the vCloud Director agent from a vSphere Read more...

Configuring vCloud Director 5.1 with the vCNS Load Balancer

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Many networking enhancements have been made available with the release of vCloud Director 5.1 using vCNS 5.1 (vCloud Networking and Security) and vSphere 5.1. There have been inquiries and activity around some of the new features and how to configure them; load balancing being one of them. If you have more than one VM as Read more...