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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 Configure vCloud Edge Gateway Protocols

First I wanted to say that I have had a lot of fun digging back into Software Defined Datacenter, (SDDC).  If you have not been able to tell I dove back in feet first with my recent vCloud Director Hybrid Cloud Case Study which I will also be presenting on the vBrown Bag this week.  Something I discussed in the process I glazed ... Read More »

Running VMware View PCoIP Inside vCloud Director 5.1

I’m actually surprised in the last few posts nobody has picked up on the fact I am showing some VMware View servers along with a View PCoIP desktop in my diagrams.  The fact of the matter is this is of course un-supported, but I wanted to see if it could be done.  The reasoning was pretty simple.  I wanted PCoIP ... Read More »

vCloud Director Hybrid Cloud Design Case Study

So all week I have been posting tidbits about the vCloud Director Hybrid cloud I have been building.  So what was my purpose for doing so?  Well I did it to make a couple of points of course the following is the final outcome formed into a bit of a case study that you can digest for a while.  The ... Read More »

How To Run vCloud Connector 2.0 Hosted With NAT

As I have been building out this crazy vCloud Director Hybrid setup in a few of the public clouds I am using from Virtacore, Stratogen, and the VMware Evaluation Cloud, I decided to try hosting all the vCloud Connector components in the various clouds.  One thing I remember from the vCloud Connector 1.0 days was the Server component was not ... Read More »

How To Design Your vCloud Director Hybrid Cloud

So last week I started on sort of an experiment that was really to investigate the new Organization Administrator features of the Edge Gateway in vCloud Director 5.1.  I happen to have several public vCloud Director organizations, but for this purposes I am using the VMware vCloud Service Evaluation as it was just upgraded to version 5.1.  As I started poking, ... Read More »

vCloud Director Allocation Model WhitePaper Published

I just learned today from Rawlinson Rivera that the whitepaper on vCloud Allocation Models was posted a couple of days ago on VMware.com.  This is the paper that was being written by myself and Frank Denneman and the VMworld Session presented by myself and Rawlinson Rivera, (OPS-CSM1167 Architecting for VMware vCloud Allocation Models).  The abstract is below along with the ... Read More »

[INFO] vCloud Director Fast Provisioned Catalog Virtual Machines

A while back I was messing around with Fast Provisioning in vCloud Director and I noticed something I wanted to dig a little deeper into. My Co-Worker Cormac Hogan (@VMwarestorage) also wrote a little about this as well which does a great job showing the linked clone aspect. Also William Lam (@lamw) wrote up some nice scripts to find the ... Read More »

Building Your Cloud With vCloud Director

Below is a recording of the session I did in January 2012 at Gillette Stadium with Paul Lembo called “Building your cloud with vCloud Director”.  I finally got a copy of the session and wanted to share it for those that did not make that event.  It was well received and thanks to Chris Harney for getting me the session video.  It ... Read More »

How To Handle Some vCloud Director Challenges

The other day I was sent a link to a 9-slide deck titled “Life before and after vCloud Director”, put together by someone I do not know that takes time to point out some specific challenges with vCloud Director, mostly with networking and vShield Edge.  From what I have learned this deck was previously circulated and has recently re-surfaced.  It tries to explain ... Read More »

[INFO] What Does Preparing a Host for vCloud Director Do?

This question comes up a lot and only recently did I ask this of engineering and the answer is quite simple.  We all know that Preparing a host for vCloud Director essentially installs the vCloud Director Agent onto ESXi.  However, the secondary question that usually gets asked is, “What does the vCloud Director Agent actually do?”  I decided to ask that and ... Read More »

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