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Disaster Recovery Planning Is All About The Application Stack

Having done so much work recently on the vCloud Air – Disaster Recovery, and having done quite a bit of DR planning in past lives, I wanted to touch on a few things that have started cropping up.  What I am about to chat about is not something new, but it seems history as always tends to repeat itself.  As ... Read More »

Common vCloud Air Questions

Every day I see an email thread or 10 about questions related to various aspects about vCloud Air.  Primarily it has to do with what a user has access to within the service.  I figured I’d do a quick personal blog post to address some of this.  I know where some of these things come from because I was a ... Read More »

Building the Foundation of a vCloud Air Lab

Before Partner Exchange 2014 I was spending a lot of time building out a vSphere “On Premises” lab in Washington.  The reason for this is the Technical Marketing Team wanted to be able to build and document use cases for the use of vCloud Air and everything you can do with it.  I plan on doing a more extensive set ... Read More »

Some vExperts Have vCloud Air Access

Earlier today I tweeted about how some vExperts have access to vCloud Air to test and blog about the offering. ATTN #vExpert people. Did you know there is vExpert access to vCHS? Work with @jtroyer @JennyAtVMware and I to find out more. — Chris Colotti (@ccolotti) January 26, 2014 This is not actually a new thing, it’s been in place ... Read More »

What’s vCloud Air vCloud Connector Node Address

There has been a bit of confusion on this very simple question, and I think I have answered this question about 50 times in various places internally and externally.  Simply put when you get a vCloud Air Account, you already have access to a vCloud Connector Node on the vCloud Air side.  You only need to deploy the vCloud Connector ... Read More »

Helpful Things To Know About VMware vCloud Air

For the past few months I have of course been deep in the weeds working on all things vCloud Air.  I don’t think this is a surprise to anyone.  However, recently I have seen some interesting questions come through the inter-web that I wanted to make sure folks knew about the service and where you can find some useful information. ... Read More »

Using DYN Traffic Director With vCloud Air

Since the release of VMware vCloud Air, the various use cases coming up have been growing like weeds.  The more people understand the VMware vision of the hybrid cloud, the more things people think of they can do with it.  This example is no exception and as with my other short posts, this is just the start of the idea ... Read More »

vCloud Resource Management – Reservation Pool

A couple of weeks ago I posted some information on how the vCloud Allocation Pool Model manages resources with Elastic vDC is not enabled as well as when Elastic vDC is enabled.  This is the follow-up post to run through the same scenario except using the Reservation Pool model.  The reason I wanted to do this is that I feel the reservation ... Read More »

vCloud Resource Management – Allocation Pool WITH Elastic vDC

A couple of days ago I posted some information on how the vCloud Allocation Pool Model manages resources with Elastic vDC is not enabled.  This is the follow-up post to run through the same scenario except enabling the Elastic vDC Option.  When you do this some things change.  I will try to use the same basic example setup so we ... Read More »

vCloud Resource Management – Allocation Pool Without Elastic vDC

Many service providers have been deploying their services using vCloud Director of the past couple years.  Of the various models I have seen the Allocation Pool used most often, but there is two ways it can be configured and each way changes the way your virtual machine resources are handled.  With vCloud Director 5.1 you have the option of enabling ... Read More »

How To Setup vSphere Stretch Deploy To vCloud Air – Part 2

Part 2 of this series on how to set up vSphere Stretch Deploy with vCloud Air will deal specifically with the requirements and workings of the vShield Edge Gateway component in the local vSphere infrastructure.  The reason I think this aspect is important is that from my experience most vSphere only customers may have never introduced this into their environment. ... Read More »

How To Setup vSphere Stretch Deploy To vCloud Air – Part 1

Now that I got my lab re-configured for just vSphere 5.1 only I wanted to simulate not only the use case for Stretch Deploy into vCloud Air, but specifically doing so when you only have a vSphere infrastructure.  Doing so has some different nuances you will need to consider that would not be present when doing a stretch deploy from ... Read More »

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