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[INFO] The Right vCloud Allocation Model For Catalogs

I wanted to supply a small, yet interesting piece of information that Frank Denneman and I discovered while writing our upcoming white paper.  I want to preface the fact we are looking at this from the PROVIDER’s perspective.  So from a catalog storage aspect this would be the “Published” catalogs maintained by the provider. In the course of examining the ... Read More »

[INFO] How a vCloud Director Export Actually Works

The question of “How does a vCloud Director Export Actually work?” came up yesterday from a fellow VCDX, Mark Achtemichuk.  I was pretty sure I had the right answer based on the work I did around the vCloud clone/copy process a couple of months back.  However, I did inquire with an engineering contact who not only verified my assumptions, but also provided ... Read More »

PowerCLI for vCloud Director Survey

VMware recently announced a survey on the PowerCLI blog, which has been setup to poll people for what they think would be the best way to introduce cmdlets for vCloud Director.  As part of the survey VMware has also teamed up with TrainSignal and are giving away some PowerCLI training, if you haven’t seen this before then it is definitely ... Read More »

vCloud Director Clone Wars Part 3 (Design Considerations)

In part one of this series, we examine the minor issue of the clone process being managed and loaded onto a single host in a cluster under vCloud Director.  In part two, we expanded on that to see how the different vApp deployment scenarios actually clone to other hosts.  Now in part three we want to understand what if anything ... Read More »

vCloud Director Clone Wars Part 2 (Deep Dive)

In part one we looked at the simple challenge of how to try and balance the I/O clone traffic on more than one host.  Although the fix is not ideal it does the job as best we can.  I decided to take a deeper look at this with a different scenario.  How does the cloning traffic flow when you are dealing ... Read More »

How To: Upgrade vCloud Director in Detail – Part 4

The last phase of the upgrade deals with the final changes to vCloud Director to fully support all advanced features with vSphere 5. This final step should NOT be performed until all the ESXi hosts have been upgraded and are verified to function properly at the current stage. Verify all licensing for vSphere 5 and vShield Manager 5 is in ... Read More »

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