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 Director.  More detailed steps might be forthcoming however those were ... Read More »

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 the feedback of the audience and the results speak for themselves.  Below ... Read More »

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 use this as gospel.  Again, I am sorry for just cutting ... Read More »

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 and still thinking of my wife and home that was ... Read More »

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 been put in a position of such importance at such ... Read More »

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.  I did want to take a moment, and try to ... Read More »

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