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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 …

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New vCloud Air Security Roles

Since the launch of vCloud Air, one of the things myself and others have been asking for especially on dedicated clouds is the ability to control access to the various Virtual Data Center objects within a single subscription.  As of today there is now the ability to do so! NOTE:  These capabilities do not appear to be in the vCloud …

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Disaster Recovery Planning Is All About The Application Stack

Having done so much work recently on the vCloud Air – Disaster Recovery, and having done quite a bit of DR planning in past lives, I wanted to touch on a few things that have started cropping up.  What I am about to chat about is not something new, but it seems history as always tends to repeat itself.  As …

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Common vCloud Air Questions

Every day I see an email thread or 10 about questions related to various aspects about vCloud Air.  Primarily it has to do with what a user has access to within the service.  I figured I’d do a quick personal blog post to address some of this.  I know where some of these things come from because I was a …

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Building the Foundation of a vCloud Air Lab

Before Partner Exchange 2014 I was spending a lot of time building out a vSphere “On Premises” lab in Washington.  The reason for this is the Technical Marketing Team wanted to be able to build and document use cases for the use of vCloud Air and everything you can do with it.  I plan on doing a more extensive set …

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Some vExperts Have vCloud Air Access

Earlier today I tweeted about how some vExperts have access to vCloud Air to test and blog about the offering. ATTN #vExpert people. Did you know there is vExpert access to vCHS? Work with @jtroyer @JennyAtVMware and I to find out more. — Chris Colotti (@ccolotti) January 26, 2014 This is not actually a new thing, it’s been in place …

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