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vCloud Director Clone Wars Part 2 (Deep Dive)

In part one we looked at the simple challenge of how to try and balance the I/O clone traffic on more than one host.  Although the fix is not ideal it does the job as best we can.  I decided to take a deeper look at this with a different scenario. …

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Gotcha: vCloud Director Clone Wars Part 1 (Overview)

A couple weeks ago there was a community post about a possible issue around vCloud Director and the I/O load of the clones hitting all one ESX host.  Duncan Epping and I did a little investigation on this and we discovered that this is not a vCloud Director issue so …

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VMworld 2011 – Copenhagen Recap

Since I was so busy during the week I was not able to post a daily recap, so this single longer post is my review of my week.  I apologize for the one long one, but sitting here on the plane for the eight-hour flight home, it seemed just easier.  …

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VMworld Final Throwdown Caught On Camera

Some of you may have heard about the Dutch vMaffia, which being an honorary Dutchmen I am a proud to be a member of.  Unfortunately a fight broke out today at VMworld to settle the family business once and for all.  People need to realise they cannot over throw us …

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VMworld 2011 – Copenhagen Day 0

Saturday/Sunday The trip here began late on Saturday night from Boston’s Logan Airport.  Although there was a two hour flight delay, we did have a bit of luck on check-in.  We arrived to Air France with a line of people as long as a ride at Disney World.  Surprisingly a …

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How To: Upgrade vCloud Director in Detail – Part 4

The last phase of the upgrade deals with the final changes to vCloud Director to fully support all advanced features with vSphere 5. This final step should NOT be performed until all the ESXi hosts have been upgraded and are verified to function properly at the current stage. Verify all …

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How To: Upgrade vCloud Director in Detail – Part 3

Upgrading the ESXi hosts is a standard documented process using VMware Update Manager and explained in detail in the vSphere Installation documentation. Specific to vCloud Director, there is nothing the system administrator needs to do, provided that the vSphere admin follows the proper steps. Personnel Resources Needed VMware vCenter Administrator …

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How To: Upgrade vCloud Director in Detail – Part 2

After the VMware vCloud Director, vShield Manager and vCenter Chargeback components have been upgraded, customers can choose to pause the upgrades here, which is recommended. Customers may want to ensure that the vCloud layer is properly running while the backend is still vCenter 4.1 and ESX 4.1. Once they have …

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