How To Give A vCloud Air Virtual Machine Internet Access

The most common initial task that I get asked for help on is connecting a newly deployed virtual machine in vCloud Air from the catalog to the internet so you can install other packages or update the operating system.  This post is probably long overdue considering the number of times I have explained the fairly simple process to people so ... Read More »

Time To Take On A New Challenge – VCDX Evangelist

Over the last nearly 7 years I’ve worked at VMware I have held positions in PSO, the original “Cloud Practice”, which then became the COE.  I’ve done a short time with the Nicira folks after the acquisition, and before the Networking BU was formed.  Then I went back to Global technology solutions, and finally to the vCloud Air Business Unit ... Read More »

New vCloud Air Security Roles

Since the launch of vCloud Air, one of the things myself and others have been asking for especially on dedicated clouds is the ability to control access to the various Virtual Data Center objects within a single subscription.  As of today there is now the ability to do so! NOTE:  These capabilities do not appear to be in the vCloud ... Read More »

Is Anyone Running XYZ in vCloud Air?

Here’s a question I get….well….pretty much DAILY.  I published an article a while back on What Can I run in vCloud Air, but that was more about really, technically speaking most things can.  Mostly the issue that comes into play that I won’t dive into is the licensing and compliance around application mobility.  Every ISV has different rules and different ... Read More »

New vCloud Air Pricing Calculator

Today already started out pretty interesting with the announcement of the brand change for VMware vCloud Air from VMware vCloud Hybrid Service.  To go along with that, today was posted a new vCloud Air Pricing Calculator to help you better understand the three current offerings.  You can do pricing models for: Virtual Private Cloud Disaster Recovery Dedicated Cloud It’s a ... Read More »

My VMworld 2014 Session Information – US

It’s that time of year again, and what I mean by that is time for the shameless plugging of sessions.  I will have a few things going on this year at VMworld and for the first time I also helped support an Expert Led Workshop for vCloud Air-DR.  So that being said, below is all the things I will be ... Read More »

Get The VMworld 2014 Mobile Application – It Runs on vCloud Air!

Yes, I am now pimping the VMworld 2014 Mobile Application for iOS and Android but there is a reason for it.  To be quick and simple, it’s actually hosted on VMware vCloud Air and was designed new for this year! Yes that’s right, this year the entire mobile app was built new to support the conference with information, notifications, some fun things, ... Read More »

The Best, Least-Used Feature of vCloud Connector

Most people are well aware of VMware vCloud Connector at this stage of the game.  If you are not, it is a FREE tool you can use to copy virtual machines between clouds.  Notice I did not say “vCloud’s”, because you can use this tool to move virtual machines between both vSphere and vCloud based clouds.  You can copy from ... Read More »

VMworld Group Discussions and Expert Sessions

As with previous years at VMworld, there will be group discussions and expert one on one sessions.  These have just been added to the content catalog so you might want to take a look at the ones available.  If you have not participated in these before, they are quite fun.  They are small rooms with up to 50 people and ... Read More »

VMworld Speaker Interview

Okay I had a little fun this week and I interviewed my co-worker and friend Jay Marshall about his sessions at VMworld.  He has 4 total sessions, but there is one in particular you REALLY might want to go to. HBC2609 – Smells Like Team Spirit: Achieve Hybrid Operations Nirvana with vCloud Air:  VMware Staff Automation Specialist Gary Coburn and Senior Technical ... Read More »

KOA Watkins Glen – Camping Review

Well, it’s been a few weeks since I stayed at the KOA Watkins Glen/Corning location in upstate New York.  Julie and I booked this back in February right after we bought the new motor coach and decided we still wanted to go do our annual Wine Weekend.  We decided to make it over July 4th, and take the motor coach ... Read More »

Check Out The New Cloud Academy

I just got word that this just launched today so go check out the new VMware Cloud Academy!  There is even a promotion for some free VMworld tickets, so take the quiz and see how you score and get entered! What is VMware Cloud Academy? “Think VMworld technical breakout but available on vcloud.vmware.com, that is freely accessible 365/days per year, PLUS ... Read More »

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