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vCloud on Vblock: Findings From The Field

Well folks, there has been a lot going on for me recently as you can tell by the frequent postings, but this week was especially interesting for me.  I had a unique opportunity to work with a customer on doing some high level architecture of vCloud running on top of Vblock.  At the end of two grueling days of conversations ... Read More »

vCloud Catalogs, Networking, and External Dependencies

There is often some confusion by customers that I speak to about VMware vCloud about how and where the “Catalogs” function becomes useful as well as how we deal with external dependancies, specifically Active Directory.  Mainly the catalog question stems from the traditional thinking of vCenter “Templates” and what we know and love about them.  However in reality although you can ... Read More »

VMware vCloud “In A Box” for Your Home Lab

Introduction: This outlines the configuration I personally used for installing setting up a lab based “vCloud in a box” for testing and understanding of all the vCloud components. This setup can be done almost 100% virtually with a single physical server hosting all the components.  Parts of the configuration are unsupported by VMware for production as well as on certain ... Read More »

Components For A vCloud Deployment

I often get asked during a vCloud Jumpstart or vCloud Accelerator delivery by both customers and other VMware Consultants…..What exactly do we need to stand up for a “Production” ready private cloud?  This got me thinking about all the considerations around what actually goes into the deployment beyond just vCenter, ESX, vCloud Director, etc.  I started to whiteboard this for a customer ... Read More »

VMware View iPad Client and PCoIP Gateway

One word…..AWESOME.  I have to say being a free app and having my wife’s iPad to test this with is just great.  The only tricky part for me was setting up the external interfaces for the PCoIP URL.  for some reason it only allows IP address instead of FQDN so for my setup in the Home Lab it becomes tricky ... Read More »

vCloud Request Manager Install and Configure Tips

  There has been a few posts out there on installing and setting up vCloud Request Manager.  I spent a good couple days last week doing my own install adding to my vCloud in a Box Lab so here is some of my notes from the installation as I performed it.  There is a couple videos on YouTube by the ... Read More »

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