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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 »

What is Supported in vCloud Director 1.0.1?

There has been a lot of buzz about VMware vCloud Director for sure.  Folks are actively trying it out and finding it does what it says it can do.  However, as with any application there is a HUGE difference between what “Works” and what is actually SUPPORTED by VMware.  Below is pretty much the summary from the Install guides and ... Read More »

My VMworld 2011 Session Information (Updated 8/1/11)

Well I wanted to take a quick minute to publish my final session schedule for VMworld US.  I will be presenting multiple times as well as moderating for a couple close colleagues of mine in their session.  Below is the listing of Session ID’s and the topics.  Please take a moment to look at them and get signed up especially for the group discussions. ... Read More »

Copy/Cut and Paste in vCloud Director Remote Console

This is a quick note to share something I happened to find out yesterday that I admit I was not even aware of.  I actually asked around and thought that cut and paste was simply not supported in vCloud Director.  I went so far as to ping my colleague David Hill to test it and he was saying that he was saying the same thing. ... Read More »

vCloud Domain Service Accounts

This article has been updated to add some vCenter Role Assignment recommendations as of March 11th, 2011.  Recently, I was having a conversation about the need for some domain service acocunts to support vCloud installations and I realized there is not a great grouping of which applications need what service accounts and how they map to usage.  So here is ... Read More »

Load Balancing Considerations for vCloud (Updated 7/18/11)

In my previous post about setting up a vCloud In a Box for your Lab, I also mentioned that I happened to install the Zeus Load Balancer to examine some of the options available for load balancing you vCloud Director Cells.  Based on some of my lab testing I wanted to share a few of the findings some folks may find ... Read More »

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