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VMworld 2011 Knowledge Experts 1:1

Updated 8/22/11: – Please be sure to SIGN UP at the desk outside the solutions exchange.  Many people are not aware you need to sign up to meet 1:1 with the VMworld knowledge Experts This is a humbling thing for me to see, it truly is.  Never before have I been put in a position of such importance at such ... Read More »

Create vApp Storage Tiers in vCloud Director

….an Outta the Box Idea Well, by now there is many of us that have installed and played with vCloud Director and realized it is pretty cool, well at least I think so.  We have also seen it has some of its challenges, as we would with any new product.  I did want to take a moment, and try to ... Read More »

Troubleshooting vCloud Director Service Startup

This is just a quick post to help folks troubleshoot the startup of their vCloud Director Cell services.  I have seen only a few things that will prevent a cell from starting up all the way.  From my experience these things are the most common and may present after you actually had the cells running, but made changes. Cannot bind ... Read More »

How To: Replace vCloud Director Self Signed Certificates

Question:  How many of you have installed vCloud Director and just for the sake of getting it running generated the Self Signed Certificates, but now you want to change them over to real ones?  In addition to that you ended up pretty much screwing it all up with multiple certificates.ks files, multiple certificates in a single keystore, or just had ... 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 »

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 »

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