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How To: Manually Remove the vCloud Director Agent

David Hill, my VMware vCloud partner in crime, has already put together a post about how to completely Uninstall vCloud Director, that also explains the manual removal of the vCloud Host Agent for version 1.0.1.  As we are seeing with my recent post about Properly Stopping a vCloud Cell, some …

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How To: Properly Shut Down a vCloud Director Cell

Many folks may or may not know this but there has been a tool added for VMware vCloud Director 1.0.1 to properly Quiesce and shutdown a cell in order to let open tasks finish.  It you simply stop the services you can fail out running tasks.  For vCloud Director 1.0.1 you …

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Gotcha: The Importance of NTP to VMware vCloud Director

So here I am again after working a couple days on a troubleshooting issue for a customer during a VMware vCloud upgrade that we finally got fixed.  I seem to now be the resident expert on getting the entire stack of VMware vCloud products upgraded in the right order and …

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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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