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vCloud Brown Bag Session

This Wednesday at 5:30PM Eastern time join myself and David Hill for a vCloud Brown Bag session on with VMware Professional.  We will be discussing the following topics and we will have access to my home lab for some limited show and tell. vCloud “Eco-System” of Components All the possible building blocks Importance of Orchestration and knowledge depth Solution in ... 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 »

Gotcha: vCloud Director Clone Wars Part 1 (Overview)

A couple weeks ago there was a community post about a possible issue around vCloud Director and the I/O load of the clones hitting all one ESX host.  Duncan Epping and I did a little investigation on this and we discovered that this is not a vCloud Director issue so much as it is a function of vSphere’s cloning process. ... Read More »

VMworld 2011 – Copenhagen Recap

Since I was so busy during the week I was not able to post a daily recap, so this single longer post is my review of my week.  I apologize for the one long one, but sitting here on the plane for the eight-hour flight home, it seemed just easier.  Let me start by saying it was a great trip ... Read More »

vCloud on Vblock Design Considerations (Updated 10/04/11)

Update for 8/22/11 – Kendrick Coleman has added some more details and revised the document for version 1.1 Update for 10/4/11 – Kendrick Coleman has updated some of the networking sections In a previous post a few months ago regarding vCloud on Vblock – Findings from the field, I posted some raw data that was more around what we saw ... Read More »

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