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How To Give A vCloud Air Virtual Machine Internet Access

The most common initial task that I get asked for help on is connecting a newly deployed virtual machine in vCloud Air from the catalog to the internet so you can install other packages or update the operating system.  This post is probably long overdue considering the number of times I have explained the fairly simple process to people so ... Read More »

Is Anyone Running XYZ in vCloud Air?

Here’s a question I get….well….pretty much DAILY.  I published an article a while back on What Can I run in vCloud Air, but that was more about really, technically speaking most things can.  Mostly the issue that comes into play that I won’t dive into is the licensing and compliance around application mobility.  Every ISV has different rules and different ... Read More »

New vCloud Air Pricing Calculator

Today already started out pretty interesting with the announcement of the brand change for VMware vCloud Air from VMware vCloud Hybrid Service.  To go along with that, today was posted a new vCloud Air Pricing Calculator to help you better understand the three current offerings.  You can do pricing models for: Virtual Private Cloud Disaster Recovery Dedicated Cloud It’s a ... Read More »

Check Out The New Cloud Academy

I just got word that this just launched today so go check out the new VMware Cloud Academy!  There is even a promotion for some free VMworld tickets, so take the quiz and see how you score and get entered! What is VMware Cloud Academy? “Think VMworld technical breakout but available on vcloud.vmware.com, that is freely accessible 365/days per year, PLUS ... 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 »

vCloud Air vSphere Plugin Now Available

You may have seen that the new vCloud Air plugin for the vSphere Web Client is not available.  This was shown at VMworld and is now available adding a load of vCloud Air management right into the vSphere Web Client.  You can get the downloads and the documentation below.  I was playing with this in the internal BETA and it’s ... Read More »

vCloud Air Tutorials

Yesterday Jenny Fong launched the VMware vCloud Air tutorial videos.  Many of these are from original videos Greg Herzog put together, and have been tweaked into some post style pages.  If you are still wondering how VMware vCloud Air can help you with the use of hybrid cloud.  They are arranged in easy to follow topics. Creating a Virtual Data ... 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 »

How To Use vCloud Air For Disaster Recovery

At VMworld 2013 vCloud Air Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) was announced as something coming for VMware Hybrid Cloud.  However, recently some people have asked for alternatives while we wait for that to become available.  Disaster Recover to vCloud Air is a very attractive use case for a lot of people.  What I want to touch on is an ... Read More »

VMware vCloud Air Runs Windows 3.11

Some may read the title and ask….for the love of God Colotti….Why?!  That’s easy to answer.  Because we can!  I was showing a slide of the vCloud Air supported operating systems this week at the Boston VMUG.  While there, fellow VCDX Mark Gabryjelski said to me, “You know I have a working Windows 3.11 Fusion VM with the networking stack working”.  So ... 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 »

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 »

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