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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

How To: Replace vCloud Director Self Signed Certificates

Question:  How many of you have installed vCloud Director and just for the sake of getting it running generated the Self Signed Certificates, but now you want to change them over to real ones?  In addition to that you ended up pretty much screwing it all up with multiple certificates.ks files, multiple certificates in a single keystore, or just had ... Read More »

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