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Snapshots with vCloud Director 5.1

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With the release of vCloud Director 5.1, it is now possible to take advantage of snapshots.  This highly requested feature allows you to capture the state of a VM or vApp at a particular point of time.  At a later time, you can then revert back to the snapshot. This is great for environments where Read more...

vCloud Director 5.1.1 Released!

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Today, VMware has released vCloud Director 5.1.1.  This minor release has a few important updates, including: The vCD Appliance now has sets net.ipv4.conf.all.rp.filter = 0 in the /etc/sysctl.conf file.  This fixes an issue with a loss of network connectivity that was observed with the 5.1 release. Snapshots were unnecessarily created.  This occurred when fast provisioning Read more...

X-Large Edge Gateways and vCD

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One of the outstanding enhancements provided in the vCloud Director 5.1 release was the ability to select between two different deployment models of the Edge Gateway.  It is now possible for you to deploy the Edge Gateway in a Compact or Full model, with the difference between the two being the performance they provide and Read more...

vCloud Director 5.1 Virtual Appliance Passwords

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The easiest way of getting vCloud Director 5.1 up and running quickly for a evaluation is to leverage the virtual appliance.  Unlike past versions of the appliance, the version for 5.1 is based off of SLES 11 SP2. Although the vCloud Director Appliance supports the use of an external Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle database Read more...

Download vCloud Director 5.1

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For those of you who have been waiting to get your hands on the new bits for vCloud Director 5.1, you don’t have to wait any longer! You can get the binaries at vmware.com by going to the vCloud Director product page.  In case you haven’t heard about all the great features in this release Read more...

vCloud Director iPad App Update!

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An update to the vCloud Director iPad App is now available from the iTunes store.  This update is a maintenance update to fix some known bugs.  The short list of fixes includes: A crash when viewing a catalog that had 0 items. A bug that caused some catalogs to not appear. Keyboard presentation in catalog. Read more...

Announcing VMware vCloud Director 5.1!

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It’s amazing what can happen in a year!  Just a year ago, VMware announced the release of vCloud Director 1.5.  Today, VMware announced the vCloud Director 5.1 release, and it’s full of new features! For starters, just check out some of the increases in the scalability: Supported in 5.0 Supported in VCD 5.1 (*) # Read more...

NFS and the vCD Appliance

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Tom StephensSenior Technical Marketing Architect @vCloud_Storm I’m sure many of you have heard about the vCloud Director Appliance by now.   It’s one of the fastest ways you can get vCloud Director up and running to evaluate it in your environment.  The key here is that it is only supported for evaluation environments.  As a result, Read more...

vCloud Director 1.5.1 Released!

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Tom StephensSenior Technical Marketing Architect @vCloud_Storm Today VMware released vCloud Director 1.5.1.  The good news is that this minor release includes several bug fixes and new features such as: Support for new platforms including vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1, ESXi 5.0 Update 1, vShield 5.0.1, and RHEL 5u7 (64 bit) when used to host a Read more...