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[INFO] vCloud Director 1.5.1 Released!

I know I am about 8 hours late to the party on this one, but there is a few things I wanted to point out.  Although this is a minor release, with some feature enhancements, to me there is a lot to this in the way of fixes.  The feature enhancement list is not that long but some are key ... Read More »

[INFO] How a vCloud Director Export Actually Works

The question of “How does a vCloud Director Export Actually work?” came up yesterday from a fellow VCDX, Mark Achtemichuk.  I was pretty sure I had the right answer based on the work I did around the vCloud clone/copy process a couple of months back.  However, I did inquire with an engineering contact who not only verified my assumptions, but also provided ... Read More »

How To Change IP Addresses on vCloud Applications

Last week at Partner Exchange Duncan Epping and I presented a little deeper insight into the SRM solution we published earlier in the week.  One great question that came up was about the processes to change the IP addresses on the various vCloud infrastructure after the failover happens.  We mentioned how Site Recovery Manager can change the IP of some ... Read More »

Disaster Recovery in vCloud Director

Note: This is a re-post of the article written for the VMware vCloud Blogs. This article assumes the reader has knowledge of vCloud Director, Site Recovery Manger, and vSphere. It will not go in to depth on some topics, we would like to refer to the Site Recovery Manager, vCloud Director and vSphere documentation for more in-depth details around some of ... Read More »

How To Get Started with CentOS Minimal

I wanted to share with everyone a little post about my exposure to CentOS 6.2 Minimal.  If you are not aware with the latest release of CentOS 6.2 there is now a “Minimal” ISO option.  Now let me tell you first off when they say minimal….it’s got next to nothing.  Personally, I love that fact because there is zero bloat to it. ... Read More »

[INFO] The Importance of MoREF to vCloud Director

This is meant to be a very short post about the importance of vCenter Managed Object References with vCloud Director.  In the past folks have heard David Hill and I talk about the vCloud Eco-System and how vCenter is pretty much in the middle of the universe for many things.  Today a lot of products, least of all vCloud Director ... Read More »

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