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How To Handle Patch Management in vCloud Director

I have gotten this question a few times and I have seen it on a number of emails.  I wanted to take a moment to address this because there seems to be some confusion on just how to manage your deployed vApps, but also the ones in the vCloud Catalogs.  For the time being we can leave out the Fast Provisioning aspect …

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How To Resolve the BackupBuddy HTTP LoopBack Error

This error has been messing with me for some time since installing BackupBuddy on my WordPress blog site.  You can find some information on this from the BackupBuddy Wiki, but how to fix it is limited.  It basically says call your hosting company, or enable WordPress Alternate CRON HTTP Loopback Connections are not enabled on this server. You may encounter …

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How To Add CDN to Your WordPress Blog Site

Recently as I have been tweaking, tuning, and pretty much been tinkering with my various blog sites I decided to jump into the realm of Content Delivery Network integration within WordPress.  So why is this something you may be interested in?  Well I for one tend to write articles with images and graphics.  I also have found that the faster …

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[INFO] Partner Exchange Meet the Presenters

Well it looks like the videos went live this week for the Partner Exchange meet the presenters.  Here is a mine, Cormac’s and George’s.  Don’t laugh too much, I had to record mine in my house and email it in.  Thanks to Julie for her camera work and we only did a single take so it is what it is. …

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[INFO] Operations Used by the vCloud Transfer Space

Today the question came up on one of Jason Boche’s posts about expanding the vCloud Transfer space operations and when that transfer space is used.  I dug through some old emails and located a transcript from a conversation I had asking the same question.  I got the reply below from someone in engineering. The Short answer: If there’s a large chunk …

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My Thoughts on SuperBowl XLVI

This was going to be short and sweet,and just something I need to get out of my head so I can move on with my week.  As you can see, not so short, but sometimes I find writing my thoughts down helps me just get it out of my thought process. What can I say?  I am physically and emotionally exhausted.  I …

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How To Troubleshoot vCloud VMRC Connections

I have seen a couple of times now posts in various places about connection issues with the vCloud Director remote console.  I wanted to write up a few short things that seem to be the most common things that folks have run into when configuring the remote console section of vCloud Director.  The first thing you should do is check out the …

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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. …

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[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 …

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[INFO] New LinkedIn Privacy Policy

I received the following message from a trusted contact and friend and I am posting it for your awareness and consideration. Without attracting too much publicity, LinkedIn has updated their privacy conditions. Without any action from your side, LinkedIn is now permitted to use you name and picture in any of their advertisements. If you’re not in favor of such …

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New Blog Site Launched!

In all my current work I know it is crazy to think that I have time to maintain yet another blog site or venture.  However, in just over a week my wife will be leaving her job to do what she loves.  She will be focussing full time on her new business called Julie Ann’s Quilting & More.  Now one can …

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How To Manage Application DR With vCloud Express

Most folks think that because they have access to more than one cloud in vCloud Express, or any other cloud provider for that matter, you automatically get disaster recovery.  In doing past articles on how to transform your blog into a vCloud Express based setup on Bitnami, I discovered a few things that I wanted to share about application availability.  First and …

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Free VM Monitor Tool From SolarWinds

Today while taking a break from writing some project related IP, I kicked over to my home lab rebuild that was pretty much stalled in lieu of the other things I have running around these days.  While I was waiting for some things to update I decided to take a look at one of the free tools the folks over at SolarWinds …

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[INFO] Voting is Open for Top 25 vBlogs

In case you haven’t heard the voting is now open for the 2012 Top 25 vBlogs at vSphere Land.  This list year over year is the go to listing of the best virtualization bloggers around.  When I logged in to vote I was excited to see my own name listed!  Just being added to the list of nominations with the …

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[UPDATED] Partner Exchange 2012 Catalog with Dates Annouced

The Catalog for partner exchange 2012 has been released for you to view!  I will be there along with the following list of heavy hitters presenting for the week on various topics we hope will interest all of you. Here is my session I will be presenting based on some past articles and field work on the topic.  See you in Vegas!!  I …

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