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How to Build a vCloud vApp DMZ

Okay I admit sometimes I spend too many late nights coming up with some goofy ideas.  However this one actually panned out as a real work vCloud Director Networking example you can use to see how flexible vCloud Director Networking could be.  The idea started from me wanting to rebuild by WordPress installation from a single server stack to a ... 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 »

Gotcha: vShield and vCloud Director Static – IP Pool Considerations

Some interesting conversation around this topic came up during our Disaster Recovery for vCloud testing, and they also rang true when I visited the vCloud Director Bootcamp at Partner Exchange a few weeks ago.  The challenge has to do with how to deal with vApps that are getting IP Addresses from a Static IP Pool within vCloud Director.  In turn, ... Read More »

How To: Upgrade VMware vCloud End to End

Now that vCloud Director 1.5 has been released I wanted to let folks know about the upgrade process that I happened to try out in my lab for the entire stack.  This is meant to be only a high level overview, but covers all the major components of vCloud NOT just vCloud Director.  More detailed steps might be forthcoming however those were ... Read More »

How To: Upgrade vShield Manager

This only came about because I got a call today about a customer that had vCloud up and running then realized they have the 4.1 build of vShield Manager installed (Build #287872) instead of the 4.1 Update 1 Version (Build #310451).  Build #287872 is a valid GA version for 4.1, but if you go to the VMware download site for ... Read More »

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