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 »

My VMworld 2011 Session Information (Updated 8/1/11)

Well I wanted to take a quick minute to publish my final session schedule for VMworld US.  I will be presenting multiple times as well as moderating for a couple close colleagues of mine in their session.  Below is the listing of Session ID’s and the topics.  Please take a moment to look at them and get signed up especially for the group discussions. ... 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 »

Load Balancing Considerations for vCloud (Updated 7/18/11)

In my previous post about setting up a vCloud In a Box for your Lab, I also mentioned that I happened to install the Zeus Load Balancer to examine some of the options available for load balancing you vCloud Director Cells.  Based on some of my lab testing I wanted to share a few of the findings some folks may find ... Read More »

SRT Track Experience…It Is Free!!

So now that I have your attention, let’s clarify a few things.  I am a Two-Time SRT8 Challenger owner and I knew about this before I even bought the first car, BUT you have to purchase an SRT to get the school access.  The dealerships RARELY know about this incredible track school.  It is a SINGLE line on your window ... 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 »

Sony’s Official Notification of Breach

Tonight I got this letter from Sony about the security breach.  Frankly, this comes WAY to late for many of us to “Be Vigilant” seeing as you denied any breach for days so now we are over a week into someone having your 77 Million User’s data.  Why did this take so long to be notified?  Why was data not ... Read More »

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