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How To Design Your vCloud Director Hybrid Cloud

So last week I started on sort of an experiment that was really to investigate the new Organization Administrator features of the Edge Gateway in vCloud Director 5.1.  I happen to have several public vCloud Director organizations, but for this purposes I am using the VMware vCloud Service Evaluation as it was just upgraded to version 5.1.  As I started poking, ... Read More »

vCloud Director Allocation Model WhitePaper Published

I just learned today from Rawlinson Rivera that the whitepaper on vCloud Allocation Models was posted a couple of days ago on VMware.com.  This is the paper that was being written by myself and Frank Denneman and the VMworld Session presented by myself and Rawlinson Rivera, (OPS-CSM1167 Architecting for VMware vCloud Allocation Models).  The abstract is below along with the ... Read More »

[INFO] vCloud Director Fast Provisioned Catalog Virtual Machines

A while back I was messing around with Fast Provisioning in vCloud Director and I noticed something I wanted to dig a little deeper into. My Co-Worker Cormac Hogan (@VMwarestorage) also wrote a little about this as well which does a great job showing the linked clone aspect. Also William Lam (@lamw) wrote up some nice scripts to find the ... Read More »

Building Your Cloud With vCloud Director

Below is a recording of the session I did in January 2012 at Gillette Stadium with Paul Lembo called “Building your cloud with vCloud Director”.  I finally got a copy of the session and wanted to share it for those that did not make that event.  It was well received and thanks to Chris Harney for getting me the session video.  It ... Read More »

How To Handle Some vCloud Director Challenges

The other day I was sent a link to a 9-slide deck titled “Life before and after vCloud Director”, put together by someone I do not know that takes time to point out some specific challenges with vCloud Director, mostly with networking and vShield Edge.  From what I have learned this deck was previously circulated and has recently re-surfaced.  It tries to explain ... Read More »

[INFO] What Does Preparing a Host for vCloud Director Do?

This question comes up a lot and only recently did I ask this of engineering and the answer is quite simple.  We all know that Preparing a host for vCloud Director essentially installs the vCloud Director Agent onto ESXi.  However, the secondary question that usually gets asked is, “What does the vCloud Director Agent actually do?”  I decided to ask that and ... Read More »

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