How To: Configure vCloud Director Load Balancing

I realized yesterday in talking to a friend and colleague of mine that there is a lot of confusion about load balancing vCloud Director cells.  I had written a detailed post about considerations and many of these were also incorporated into the new vCAT 2.0.  However it seems there is still something lost in translation so I wanted to break it down to very some very ... Read More »

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 things are changed with 1.5.  In fact removing the agent ... Read More »

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 need to download and install the Cell Management Tool.  You ... Read More »

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 sequence as a matter of fact.  I wanted to really ... Read More »

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 I watched the news coverage of the memorials, I thought, ... Read More »

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