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How To Handle Patch Management in vCloud Director

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 Add CDN to Your WordPress Blog Site

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 »

How To Troubleshoot vCloud VMRC Connections

I have seen a couple of times now posts in various places about connection issues with the vCloud Director remote console.  I wanted to write up a few short things that seem to be the most common things that folks have run into when configuring the remote console section of vCloud Director.  The first thing you should do is check out the ... Read More »

How To Manage Application DR With vCloud Express

Most folks think that because they have access to more than one cloud in vCloud Express, or any other cloud provider for that matter, you automatically get disaster recovery.  In doing past articles on how to transform your blog into a vCloud Express based setup on Bitnami, I discovered a few things that I wanted to share about application availability.  First and ... Read More »

How To Change Your Beachbody Coach

If you bought the P90X workout or some other Beachbody program or nutritional product through Beachbody, than you already have a Beachbody Coach assigned to you and may not even know it. As a Beachbody customer you are automatically assigned to a Beachbody Coach when you resgister.  It is your right as a customer to switch to a different Beachbody Coach if ... Read More »

How To Convert From vCloud Linked Clones

This is just a really quick note to let folks know that yesterday on my Virtacore vCloud Express I happened to determine that the Organization vDC I was in was running Fast Provisioning.  Not hard to tell when things are deployed very fast actually.  I inquired and because I was an early Beta tester it had been enabled, but new accounts are not.  Once ... Read More »

How To Get Started with vCloud Connector 1.5 – Part 2

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

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: Configure Time Machine For PX4-200D

This was amazingly easy once the latest update was installed onto the device so it worked with OSX Lion.  The first thing I noticed is you will want to do a couple of things before you enable it on the device.  By default there is a single volume called “Shares” on the device with most commonly used shares.  This is ... Read More »

vCloud Director Clone Wars Part 2 (Deep Dive)

In part one we looked at the simple challenge of how to try and balance the I/O clone traffic on more than one host.  Although the fix is not ideal it does the job as best we can.  I decided to take a deeper look at this with a different scenario.  How does the cloning traffic flow when you are dealing ... Read More »

How To: Configure vCloud Director Load Balancing

I realized yesterday in talking to a friend and colleague of mine that there is a lot of confusion about load balancing vCloud Director cells.  I had written a detailed post about considerations and many of these were also incorporated into the new vCAT 2.0.  However it seems there is still something lost in translation so I wanted to break it down to very some very ... Read More »

How To: Manually Remove the vCloud Director Agent

David Hill, my VMware vCloud partner in crime, has already put together a post about how to completely Uninstall vCloud Director, that also explains the manual removal of the vCloud Host Agent for version 1.0.1.  As we are seeing with my recent post about Properly Stopping a vCloud Cell, some things are changed with 1.5.  In fact removing the agent ... Read More »

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