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vCloud Digest – Bumper Edition

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This months vCloud Digest is a bit of a bumper edition – we have been so busy with other work and the run up to VMworld it had to be put on the back burner.  Once again we are indebted to our esteemed colleagues throughout the company for providing this content including: Tomas Fojta, Massimo Read more...

Use Cases of the vCloud Suite

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You likely have already heard of the VMware vCloud Suite.  What you might not know is how the products included within the vCloud Suite can be used to solve a specific use case. To help with this, we’ve defined some of the common use cases that we find our customers using.  If you look here, Read more...

The vCloud Suite Digest (June, 2013) with Pang Chen and Mike Laverick

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With contributions from our esteemed colleagues:  Tomas Fojta, Michael Haines, Ray Budavari, Scott Harrison, Francois Misiak, Adrian Roberts, Raghvender Arni, Les Major, Jesse Schachter, Jagan Raghu This month we have several trick and tips from everything from vCloud Director transfer storage to vCloud Connector Content Sync.  Without further delay… Read more...

The vCloud Suite Digest (March, 2013) with Pang Chen and Mike Laverick

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With thanks to many sources including: Michael Haines, Jesse Schachter, Zach Shepherd, Vegard Sagbakken, Trevor Gerdes, Michael Haines Hello and welcome to the third vCloud Suite Digest, a compilation of common technical questions and answers on vCloud Suite architecture and implementation. Behind us is a legion of people a group of people far too numerous Read more...

Integrated vCloud Suite Demo

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In case you haven’t read the post here already, there’s a great screencast available that demonstrates how to use the vCloud metadata policy descriptors and mechanisms to trigger the enforcement of policies in a cloud environment.   This screencast highlights several products included in the vCloud Suite, such as vCloud Director (vCD), VMware vCloud Networking Read more...

vCloud Director Plugin For BOSH Now Available

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After many months of hard work, VMware has helped make a vCloud Director plugin for BOSH available today. BOSH (BOSH Outer Shell) is an open source tool chain designed for supporting release engineering and the deployment and lifecycle management of large scale distributed services.  Originally, BOSH was developed to support the Cloud Foundry Application-as-a-Service.  One Read more...

Availability of vCloud Director 1.5.2

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VMware just released a update for vCloud Director.  The vCloud Director 1.5.2 release notes can be found here. You’ll notice that there are several fixes included with this release.  Some of which include: Cannot upload an OVF as a vApp template In vCloud Director 1.5.1, when you upload an OVF file as a vApp template, Read more...

Using Storage Profiles with vCloud Director

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As a provider of public cloud services, it is very desirable to establish multiple tiers of service that can be delivered to customers.  This helps in the establishment of pricing models and extends choices to the customers for performance.  Private cloud administrators have the same need, though for a slightly different reason.  Instead of using Read more...

Beta Customers Wanted!

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VMware currently has a beta program available for the VMware vCenter Support Assistant.  This product is designed to help customers accelerate the support process when they have issues by allowing them to open support cases and automatically collect and send diagnostic information to VMware right from their vSphere client. There’s a lot of information on Read more...