For the longest time the configuring of vCloud Director’s SSL certificate keystore has been the thing that makes vCD admins shudder. There are lots of posts on the process…some good…some not so good. I even have a post from way back in 2012 about fronting vCD with a Citrix NetScaler and if I am honest, I […] Read More
Released: vCloud Director 9.1 – New HTML5 Features, vCD-CLI and more!
Overnight VMware released vCloud Director 9.1 (build 7905680) which builds on the 9.0 release that came out last September. This continues to deliver on VMware’s promise to release major vCD updates every six months or so. This update, on the surface contains fewer big ticket items than the 9.0 release however the enhancements included are actually […] Read More
Released: vCloud Director 126.96.36.199 – Important Networking Fixes!
Last week VMware put out a new point release for vCloud Director 9.0 (Build 7553273) for Service Providers. While there is nothing new in this release there are a significant number of resolved issues as listed in the release notes. One thing to mention is that even though this was released during a similar timeframe […] Read More
Released: vCloud Director 8.10 and 8.20 Point Updates
Last week VMware snuck out two point releases for vCloud Director 8.10 and 8.20. For those still running those versions you now have 188.8.131.52 (Build 6878548) and for 8.20 there 184.108.40.206 (Build 6875354) available for download. These are both patch upgrades and resolve a number of bugs, some of which appear to be mirrored in both […] Read More
vCloud Director 9.0: Digging into the new Standalone VM Feature
vCloud Director 9.0 was released late last month and brought with it a number of big new features and enhancements. If you are interested in a overview of what’s new, head here to my launch post. Getting back to this post I wanted to focus on what I think is a significant change to the […] Read More
Released: vCloud Director 9.0 – The Most Significant Update To Date!
Today is a good day! VMware have released to GA vCloud Director 9.0 (build 6681978) and with it come the most significant feature and enhancements of any previous vCD release. This is the 9th major release of vCloud Director, now spanning nearly six and half years since v1.0 was released in Feburary of 2011 and […] Read More
CPU Overallocation and Poor Network Performance in vCD – Beware of Resource Pools
For the longest time all VMware administrators have been told that resource pools are not folders and that they should only be used under circumstances where the impact of applying the resource settings is fully understood. From my point of view I’ve been able to utilize resource pools for VM management without too much hassle since […] Read More
Worth a Repost: “VMware Doubles Down” vCloud Director 8.20
It seems that with the announcement last week that VMware was offloading vCloud Air to OVH people where again asking what is happening with vCloud Director….and the vCloud Air Network in general. While vCD is still not available for VMware’s enterprise customers, the vCloud Director platform has officially never been in a stronger position. Those outside the vCAN […] Read More
vCloud Director SP 8.20 – NSX Advanced Networking Overview
Many, including myself thought that the day would never come where we would be talking about a new UI for vCloud Director…but a a month on from the 8.20 release of vCloud Director SP (which was the 8th major release of vCD) I’m happy to be writing about the new Advanced Networking features of 8.20 based on NSX-v. […] Read More
Quick Fix: vCloud Director SP None of the Cells have a vCenter Proxy Service Running. SSL Protocol Fix
vCloud Director SP 8.20 was released a few weeks ago and I wanted to highlight an issue I ran into while testing of the BETA. I hadn’t come across this issue in previous versions of vCD and even though it relates to the fact I had a vCenter 5.5 I thought it worth a post now […] Read More