December 2011 Archives - Chris Colotti's Blog

Monthly Archives: December 2011

[INFO] vCloud Director Clone Wars Update

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This is a short update to the past articles on the vCloud Director Cloning process I wrote about a month or so back.  In a recent email exchange with Massimo Re Ferre’ it came to light that there is in fact a fast copy process that is invoked in vCloud DIrector PROVIDED all conditions are met.  If these conditions are met ... Read More »

FREE Holiday Gift From Veeam

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VEEAM BACKUP & REPLICATION v6 LICENSES FOR YOUR LAB Yesterday Veeam announced a great deal for those of us running home labs that want to use their backup software. You can get Free NFR Licenses for Evaluation and Demonstration Use available to VMware vExperts, VMware Certified Professionals, VMware Certified Instructors, VMUG members, Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, and Microsoft Certified Professionals. You can ... Read More »

How To Get Started with vCloud Connector 1.5 – Part 2

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In Part One of this two-part series, we examined the deployment of vCloud Connector 1.5, the architecture, and the options for accessing the user interface through the vCloud Connector Portal or the vSphere Client.  Here is a quick review of some key points to remember if you read part one previously.  Part two will focus on the actual moving of your workloads ... Read More »

How To Get Started with vCloud Connector 1.5 – Part 1

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So this weekend I set out to document and understand the new aspects of vCloud Connector 1.5 and how some of the components go together.  It seemed like there might be some interest in a how to article explaining the process not only of putting the pieces together, but also how to actually do some of the moving of workloads. ... Read More »

How To Patch vSphere 5 ESXi Without Update Manager

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I wanted to document this real quick as I keep having to do this in my home lab on a semi-regular basis.  Since I only have a single physical server, and I use the vCenter appliance, I have no vSphere Update Manager installed for this one physical box.  I do use it for all my nested vSphere ESXi machines in the ... Read More »

vCloud Recovery Solutions – My Life After PTO

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So if nothing else the title did the job and got your full undivided attention correct?  Well, I wish I could say I have a holy grail to present on this very topic, however I do not……yet.  My life has become 100% focussed on BCDR for vCloud, and will most likely this will be the case for some time to ... Read More »

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