Happy 10th Birthday VMware Cloud Director!

It is crazy to think that we could celebrate (those of us brave enough to admit it) the birthday of the piece of software. Throughout modern history, software celebrations have been limited to the likes of Windows, Linux or … I can’t even name another to be honest. But VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director) […] Read More

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Backup & Replication v10a – Platform Support and Performance Enhancements!

Over the weekend, we released the v10a (Build 10.0.1.4854) release of our flagship product, Veeam Backup & Replication. This is the first major update to v10 which was released back in Feburary. While not touted as a major release, Veeam R&D team has delivered a lot of value in this release. Apart from having over […] Read More

First Thoughts – VMware Cloud Director Service

One of the early benefits of being part fo the vExpert Cloud Provider subprogram, was that we where given a chance to get a first look and use of Cloud Director Service. This is basically hosted vCloud Director for VMware Cloud on AWS. These days we are dropping the little v from VMware Cloud Director […] Read More

VMware Cloud Director CVE-2020-3956 – My Worst Nightmare Realized!

Before anything else… if you haven’t patched your Cloud Director installations as per the below table… do it now! Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSV3 Severity Fixed_Version Workarounds Additional Documentation VMware Cloud Director 10.1.0 Linux, PhotonOS appliance CVE-2020-3956 N/A N/A Not affected N/A N/A vCloud Director 10.0.x Linux, PhotonOS appliance CVE-2020-3956 8.8 Important 10.0.0.2 […] Read More

vCloud Director is no more… Long Live vCD! [VMware Cloud Director Service for VMC]

There was a very significant announcement at VMworld Barcelona overnight, with the unveiling of a new service targeted at Managed Service Providers. VMware Cloud Director Service (CDS) looks to leverage a hosted SaaS based instance of vCloud Director to offer multi-tenancy on VMware Cloud on AWS. The VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC becomes the provider […] Read More

Orchestration of NSX by Terraform for Cloud Connect Replication with vCloud Director

That is probably the longest title i’ve ever had on this blog, however I wanted to highlight everything that is contained in this solution. Everything above works together to get the job done. The job in this case, is to configure an NSX Edge automatically using the vCloud Director Terraform provider to allow network connectivity […] Read More

Infrastructure as Code vs RESTful APIs … A Working Example with Terraform and vCloud Director

Last week I wrote an opinion piece on Infrastructure as Code vs RESTful APIs. In a nutshell, I talked about how leveraging IaC instead of trying to code against APIs directly can be more palatable for IT professionals as it acts as a middle man interpreter between yourself and the infrastructure endpoints. IaC can be […] Read More

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