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September 11, 2001: 10 Years Later

Here I stand ten years later outside my house raising the American Flag, and the New England Patriots flag for that matter.  Today of all days it is significant that I do such a thing.  I forgot I had taken it down for the hurricane a couple weeks ago.  As …

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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 …

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VMworld 2011: The Power of Session Surveys

I wanted to give some statistics of a few of the sessions I presented to drive home how important these surveys are to us the presenters.  David Hill and I presented CIM1264: Private VMware vCloud Architecture Technical Deep Dive three times throughout the week.  After each session we made changes BASED solely on …

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Quick Hit: What is Supported in vCloud Director 1.5?

This is a follow up to my previous post on what is supported in version 1.0.1 and is updated for version 1.5.  You can find most of this in the vCloud Installation Guides and release notes.  I have grabbed most of the key pre-requisites, and I may have missed some so please don’t …

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My VMworld 2011 Monday Recap

WOW! I think that about sums up my day today here in Las Vegas.  I would hesitate to say it could not get any busier…..but that may just jinx myself.  I really only got a few hours sleep, not due to nerves about the presentations today, but more about logistics …

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VMworld 2011 Knowledge Experts 1:1

Updated 8/22/11: – Please be sure to SIGN UP at the desk outside the solutions exchange.  Many people are not aware you need to sign up to meet 1:1 with the VMworld knowledge Experts This is a humbling thing for me to see, it truly is.  Never before have I …

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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. …

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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 …

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