Thursday, September 21, 2017

vCloud Air Native Installer in vCenter

Most people noticed that Update 1 for vCloud Suite was released.  However there is one small addition I’d like to point out to those that have not manually installed already and that is the vCloud Air Plugin.  As of vCenter 5.5 Update 1 the installer is now available in the vSphere web client.  However, I noticed as someone who manually ... Read More »

Proud to Present at Varrow Madness

Okay so I’m pretty excite to be invited to the annual event known as Varrow Madness with my good friend and now CTO of Varrow “The” Jason Nash.   This actually came out of a conversation for a 2-day, 4 hour deep dive customer session I did for them earlier this year.  What I will be presenting officially is common use ... Read More »

Top vBlog 2014 Voting is Now OPEN

Yep….it’s that time of year again.  Not for voting for your favorite politician, but for your favorite Virtualization Blogs!  I will admit I picked back up a lot more blogging than in 2012 in 2013 thanks to the joining of the vCloud Air business unit.  What I have found is that there is quite a bit to blog about these ... 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 »

Thank You For Your PEX Surveys

I wanted to take a minute to thank people for not only attending my PEX sessions but also thank those that took the time to fill out the survey forms.  I’ve stated before how important these are to those of us that present.  I read all the comments and I take the feedback very seriously, so I appreciate the input ... Read More »

Migrating From FeedBurner to Feedblitz

So a few days ago I decided to make the move, strictly because I moved my sponsorships over to the BuySellAds service and they had an option to show RSS Feed Subscribers.  Long story short, they were requiring the use of the FeedBurner Awareness API…which is dead.  The option was not working so it was suggested I change to another ... Read More »

VMware Partner Exchange 2014 Sessions

I realize that VMware Partner Exchange is only a couple of weeks out, but I wanted to post the sessions I have for the week.  So far there is some good initial enrollment for the sessions but below is the complete listing with the locations and abstracts for you to check out.  Get signed up now for the sessions you want ... Read More »

What Exactly Is It That You Do?

I just got one of the most interesting questions that I think I can honestly say I have had in over six years with VMware.  It started as a FaceBook message exchange that in the end made me realize that if one person is asking….there must be others.  So in true blog form, if one person does not know, blog ... 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 »

2014 Annual VTUG Winter Warmer

Well, it’s that time of year again!  Patriots playoff football, and technology all wrapped into one!  As always I will be there for a Keynote…with bells, and a Pats jersey on.  Are you going to be there for the learning and the fun?  If you have never been the VTUG is a great event and the Winter Warmer is one ... 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 »

vCenter 5.5 Appliance Root Password Expired

Yep.  It happened to me this week about 15 minutes before a Varrow vCloud Air Deep Dive presentation where I was going to do live demos.  You have to love the live demo, right?  Well, when it happened I first found Mike Foley’s blog post about how to disable the expiration, but it was too late for that, but useful ... Read More »

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