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Gotcha: The Importance of NTP to VMware vCloud Director

So here I am again after working a couple days on a troubleshooting issue for a customer during a VMware vCloud upgrade that we finally got fixed.  I seem to now be the resident expert on getting the entire stack of VMware vCloud products upgraded in the right order and sequence as a matter of fact.  I wanted to really ... Read More »

How To: Upgrade VMware vCloud End to End

Now that vCloud Director 1.5 has been released I wanted to let folks know about the upgrade process that I happened to try out in my lab for the entire stack.  This is meant to be only a high level overview, but covers all the major components of vCloud NOT just vCloud Director.  More detailed steps might be forthcoming however those were ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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