February 2012 Archives - Chris Colotti's Blog

Monthly Archives: February 2012

vCloud Director Infrastructure Resiliency Case Study

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A couple of weeks ago Duncan Epping and I released a blog article that was an overview of Disaster Recovery for vCloud Director.  Today the follow-up more detailed whitepaper was released to VMware.com.  You can download the full whitepaper from the Tech Resources site on VMware.com.  The paper focusses on one use case to expand on the solution we presented ... Read More »

Gotcha: vShield and vCloud Director Static – IP Pool Considerations

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Some interesting conversation around this topic came up during our Disaster Recovery for vCloud testing, and they also rang true when I visited the vCloud Director Bootcamp at Partner Exchange a few weeks ago.  The challenge has to do with how to deal with vApps that are getting IP Addresses from a Static IP Pool within vCloud Director.  In turn, ... Read More »

[INFO] How a vCloud Director Export Actually Works

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The question of “How does a vCloud Director Export Actually work?” came up yesterday from a fellow VCDX, Mark Achtemichuk.  I was pretty sure I had the right answer based on the work I did around the vCloud clone/copy process a couple of months back.  However, I did inquire with an engineering contact who not only verified my assumptions, but also provided ... Read More »

Thanks To The Top 25 vBlog Voters

I wanted to take a moment to thank all the voters this year that took the time to vote on the top 25 vBlogs.  As always my good friends Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman, and Alan Renouf were tops on the list.  When I found out I was nominated I was humbled, knowing I made it into the top 25 was even ... Read More »

How To Change IP Addresses on vCloud Applications

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Last week at Partner Exchange Duncan Epping and I presented a little deeper insight into the SRM solution we published earlier in the week.  One great question that came up was about the processes to change the IP addresses on the various vCloud infrastructure after the failover happens.  We mentioned how Site Recovery Manager can change the IP of some ... Read More »

[INFO] Reactions to the vCloud SRM Solution

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Yesterday we recorded a short video with Kenny Coleman, Lane Leverett, and Jason Nash to hear some of their opinions of the vCloud SRM solution.  We wanted to see how some attendees reacted to the initial solution overview.  We hope to have more details coming out in the near future, but it was good to hear from partners that we ... Read More »

Disaster Recovery in vCloud Director

Note: This is a re-post of the article written for the VMware vCloud Blogs. This article assumes the reader has knowledge of vCloud Director, Site Recovery Manger, and vSphere. It will not go in to depth on some topics, we would like to refer to the Site Recovery Manager, vCloud Director and vSphere documentation for more in-depth details around some of ... Read More »

How To Handle Patch Management in vCloud Director

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I have gotten this question a few times and I have seen it on a number of emails.  I wanted to take a moment to address this because there seems to be some confusion on just how to manage your deployed vApps, but also the ones in the vCloud Catalogs.  For the time being we can leave out the Fast Provisioning aspect ... Read More »

How To Resolve the BackupBuddy HTTP LoopBack Error

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This error has been messing with me for some time since installing BackupBuddy on my WordPress blog site.  You can find some information on this from the BackupBuddy Wiki, but how to fix it is limited.  It basically says call your hosting company, or enable WordPress Alternate CRON HTTP Loopback Connections are not enabled on this server. You may encounter ... Read More »

How To Add CDN to Your WordPress Blog Site

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Recently as I have been tweaking, tuning, and pretty much been tinkering with my various blog sites I decided to jump into the realm of Content Delivery Network integration within WordPress.  So why is this something you may be interested in?  Well I for one tend to write articles with images and graphics.  I also have found that the faster ... Read More »

[INFO] Partner Exchange Meet the Presenters

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Well it looks like the videos went live this week for the Partner Exchange meet the presenters.  Here is a mine, Cormac’s and George’s.  Don’t laugh too much, I had to record mine in my house and email it in.  Thanks to Julie for her camera work and we only did a single take so it is what it is. ... Read More »

[INFO] Operations Used by the vCloud Transfer Space

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Today the question came up on one of Jason Boche’s posts about expanding the vCloud Transfer space operations and when that transfer space is used.  I dug through some old emails and located a transcript from a conversation I had asking the same question.  I got the reply below from someone in engineering. The Short answer: If there’s a large chunk ... Read More »

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