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vCloud Resource Management – Allocation Pool WITH Elastic vDC

A couple of days ago I posted some information on how the vCloud Allocation Pool Model manages resources with Elastic vDC is not enabled.  This is the follow-up post to run through the same scenario except enabling the Elastic vDC Option.  When you do this some things change.  I will try to use the same basic example setup so we ... Read More »

vCloud Resource Management – Allocation Pool Without Elastic vDC

Many service providers have been deploying their services using vCloud Director of the past couple years.  Of the various models I have seen the Allocation Pool used most often, but there is two ways it can be configured and each way changes the way your virtual machine resources are handled.  With vCloud Director 5.1 you have the option of enabling ... Read More »

Gotcha: NTP Can Affect Load Balanced vCloud VMRC

This is short and sweet, but something we spent almost two weeks trying to resolve.  The environment was setup using my documentation on Load Balancing Cells but the Remote console was not load balancing correctly.  It worked if one cell was removed from the pool but not if both were live in the load balancer.  As it turns out we saw the following error: ... Read More »

[INFO] vCloud Director 1.5.1 Released!

I know I am about 8 hours late to the party on this one, but there is a few things I wanted to point out.  Although this is a minor release, with some feature enhancements, to me there is a lot to this in the way of fixes.  The feature enhancement list is not that long but some are key ... Read More »

Disaster Recovery in vCloud Director

Note: This is a re-post of the article written for the VMware vCloud Blogs. This article assumes the reader has knowledge of vCloud Director, Site Recovery Manger, and vSphere. It will not go in to depth on some topics, we would like to refer to the Site Recovery Manager, vCloud Director and vSphere documentation for more in-depth details around some of ... Read More »

Gotcha: Disabling VMware DRS with vCloud Director

In the past week there have been a rash of reports about people disabling VMware DRS, while vCloud Director was in place.  I have tweeted multiple times about this and also brought it up on the Community PodCast yesterday.  The more I bring it up the more people are asking why someone would do such a thing, and second what ... Read More »

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