vCloud Director 8.0 Beta Kick Off – Initial Thoughts and Reaction

As posted a couple of weeks ago the Beta Program for the new SP Release of vCloud Director was announced and the kickoff was held yesterday morning (1st of June) Pacific time. When I joined the call there where about 200 other callers signed in which must have been a pleasing number for the vCD Team and shows that there is still

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Containers Everywhere…Are we really ready?

Depending on what you read, certain areas of the IT Industry are telling us that there is a freight train coming our way…and that train is bringing with it containers. With the recent release of container platforms from Microsoft and VMware it seems as though those that control the vast majority of the x86 platforms around the world are taking notice of the

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NSX vCloud Retrofit: Overlapping Networks in vCD with NSX Virtual Wires

Part 4: vCloud Director Overlapping Networks: vCloud Director has the ability to allow Overlapping Network segments configurable from the Administration Tab of the vCD UI. Traditionally for those using VLAN backed External Networks and Network Pools this would represent a potential risk to clients if admins where not careful provisioning network resources. If the same VLAN was mistakenly configured there

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VMware vCloud Director 8.0 Beta: #LongLivevCD

vCloud Air Network Service Providers take note…rumours of vCloud’s death where greatly exaggerated. Enterprise users…I still feel you are missing out on one of the best Cloud Management Platforms going around…however! The Beta program for vCD 8.0 (seems we have skipped 6 and 7) will go live from June 1st. As you can see below there are some great enhancements coming

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VMworld 2015: Registration and Session ‘Liking’ Open

There are only 101 Days to go till VMworld 2015 with Registrations now Open and Session voting for this years event going live last week. Skimming through the 1400+ sessions listed on VMworld Site this years event promises to be filled with quality content and great discussion. The voting process isn’t really voting as such because there is no limit to the

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NSX vCloud Retrofit: vShield Edges Become Unmanageable – API Fix

If you are familiar with vCloud Director Edge Gateway Services you might have come across situations where Edges become unmanageable and you see the following options greyed out in the vCD UI. All Edge services remain functional, however no changes can be made. In environments where NSX has been retrofitted with an in place upgrade over vCNS you may hit

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vCloud Air Network: Zettagrid Cloud Datacenter Signup and VM Provisioning

Earlier in the week I did up a post on the vCloud Air On Demand Signup Process. As I’ve blogged about in the past, VMware reaffirmed their commitment to their Service Provider Partners and created the vCloud Air Network Program with the idea that together with VMware’s own Public Cloud offering…partner Hosted Platforms based on vSphere and vCloud Director help

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Installing and Configuring Cassandra and KairosDB on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Earlier this year I put together a post on installing and configuring a Cassandra Cluster in order to meet the requirements for vCloud SP 5.6.x Metric Reporting. In that post I went through the deployment of a Cassandra Cluster and promised a follow up on installing KairosDB. In my labs we are currently working with the vCD Metric APIs and

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vCloud Air On Demand: Initial Sign Up and $500 Promo Code

vCloud Air On Demand has been available for a while now and extends the VMware vCloud Air Network to include locations run and operated by VMware…together with their Air Network Partners the platform can be extended to offer a perfect use case for Dev and Test, as well as Extending Existing Applications beyond on-premises or currently hosted deployments. The videos below

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VMTurbo: VMWorld Ticket Up For Grabs

It’s that time of year again! VMWorld 2015 will creep up upon us and before you know it we will all be scrambling for tickets and last minute flights and accommodation! VMTurbo are giving away Two Free Tickets to VMWorld 2015 in San Francisco. There are three separate Prize Draws…winners will need to make their own way there and source

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