How To Handle Some vCloud Director Challenges

The other day I was sent a link to a 9-slide deck titled “Life before and after vCloud Director”, put together by someone I do not know that takes time to point out some specific challenges with vCloud Director, mostly with networking and vShield Edge.  From what I have learned this deck was previously circulated and has recently re-surfaced.  It tries to explain ... Read More »

VMworld 2012 Voting is Open!

Hey have you heard, VMworld 2012 voting is open?!  Of course you have but this is my post like most other people’s to shamelessly plug my sessions as well as a few from some other noteworthy folks out there.  Below are the sessions that I am listed on either as the primary presenter, a co-presenter, or a moderator.  Now I ... Read More »

The Supercharged Challenger SRT8 Journey

Well after all these 38 years of my life it has become clear to me that you really only do live once.  Life is about doing what you love and in some cases doing what you WANT, just because you can.  In the spirit of that I have decided to take my 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 on a journey of horsepower.  For ... Read More »

Bad Idea: Disabling HA Admission Control With vCloud

Gabe has written up a really nice article recently about HA Admission Control you should read.  It made me think of a very recently conversation I had with some folks about HA Admission Control and vCloud Director specifically.  Namely, the fact they disabled it entirely.  Even when I was a vSphere administrator, before I was more educated, I made the same mistakes of ... Read More »

The Beachbody Coach Opportunity

This is a re-post from the Virtual Fitness website Understanding the Beachbody Coach opportunity is fairly simple.  The first thing to know is that it’s not a scam, pyramid scheme, or a way to make a quick buck.  The funny thing about that is people always ask me if it is.  My response is typically: “Have you ever bought Pampered Chef, Tupperware, ... Read More »

[INFO] What Does Preparing a Host for vCloud Director Do?

This question comes up a lot and only recently did I ask this of engineering and the answer is quite simple.  We all know that Preparing a host for vCloud Director essentially installs the vCloud Director Agent onto ESXi.  However, the secondary question that usually gets asked is, “What does the vCloud Director Agent actually do?”  I decided to ask that and ... Read More »

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