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vCloud Reporting: Org and OrgvDC VM Report PowerCLI

I had been looking for a way to get quick reports from our vCloud Zones using PowerCLI that reports on VM Allocated Usage. Basically I wanted to get a list of VMs/vAPPs and return values for allocated vCPU, vRAM and Storage. I cam across this blog f ...
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Additional requirements for vCloud Usage Meter LDAP integration (2055430)

After configuring LDAP integration per the vCloud Usage Meter User Guide, LDAP users in the appropriate group are unable to log in. On the vCloud Usage Meter log in screen, you see the error:Invalid Login

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vQuery: A Platform for Connecting Configuration and Performance

Abstract Discovering the causes of performance problems in virtualized systems is often more difficult than without virtualization, because they can be caused by changes in infrastructure configuration rather than the user’s application. vQuery is a syst ...
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Activating Microsoft Windows within VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (2053759)

When deploying a Microsoft Windows virtual machine from the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service catalog, it needs to be activated. VMware vCloud Hybrid Service provides a Key Management Service (KMS) server from Microsoft to issue a license t ...
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Forwarding Logs From The vCloud Suite To vCenter Log Insight (virtuallyGhetto)

An exciting new product was just announced last week by VMware called vCenter Log Insight, which will be part of the vCenter Operations Management Suite when released. The announcement also includes a public beta for customers to try out the new log analy ...
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VMware expands vSphere cloud with automated log management

Newest addition to VMWare's cloud is a complement to vCenter Operations Manager, tapping unstructured log data for deeper system-monitoring insights

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VMware Tools reporting in vCloud with PowerCLI (geek after five)

When running VMs at a public cloud provider like Bluelock, it’s still important to maintain installations and proper versions of VMware Tools on your VMs. While some providers will make an effort to report this to you, others may leave the ball in your co ...
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ALT3005-VMware vCenter Orchestrator - Orchestrating the Cloud - YouTube 40:21

ALT3005-VMware vCenter Orchestrator - Orchestrating the Cloud

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Generating and importing signed SSL certificates from an Internal CA into vCloud Usage Meter

When you access the IP address or URL of the Usage Meter Appliance in Internet Explorer, you see the warning:There is a problem with this website's security certificate.The security certificate presented by this website was not issued by a trusted certi ...
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Elastic vDC and how to span a provider vDC across multiple DRS clusters

vCloud director 5.1 provides the ability to create elastic vDC which allows an organization vDC to consume resources from multiple DRS clusters. By having the provider vDC abstract the resources from multiple DRS clusters, its simpler to grow capacity whe ...
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Bare Metal Cloud for your Auto-Lab

When I was in Australia recently for the Sydney/Melbourne VMUG I had the chance to meet Alastair Cooke – and sit in on his presentation on AutoLab. Alastair is a VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) based in New Zealand, and is one of the hosts of the APAC V ...
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Which Products Do I Have Installed From The vCloud Suite? (VMware vSphere Blog)

This was a question I received this morning on how to programmatically identify which products have been installed from the VMware vCloud Suite in a given environment. There are a variety of use cases where this information can come in handy such as softw ...
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Enabling SAML Providers in vCloud 5.1

As a system or organization administrator head to the Administration page, and then the federation tab. Paste or upload the SAML configuration XML. Ensure the certificate at the bottom of the page is recent, if not click re-generate certificate. It will p ...
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Maximize Visibility of VMware Data with the vCloud Usage Meter 3.0.2

As a vCloud Service Provider, it’s important to always monitor your VMware product consumption. The vCloud Usage Meter, available as a free virtual appliance to all Service Provider Partners who are reporting on the vCloud Service Provider Bundles, automa ...
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vCloud 5.1 API Support in PowerCLI 5.1 R2

Quite a few people have been asking about vCloud 5.1 feature support in PowerCLI. Guess what: It’s here! PowerCLI 5.1 R2 has officially dropped, and the new vCloud 5.1 features are built in!

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PowerCLI – Display vCloud Catalog Entries

Here is a quick PowerCLI script that will display entries in all Catalogs you have access. PowerCLI requires the vCloud cmdlets, and you must be attached to the cell via connect-cihost. It is best run as SysAdmin privs.

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vCloud Suite Virtual Appliances: Passwords, Databases, URLs, etc

I recently re-organized my home lab and I got rid of a bunch of VMs for random projects that I have been working on last year. Part of this re-organization was to re-deploy a few of the virtual appliances found within the vCloud Suite. As part of the depl ...
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Why Model-Driven Application Provisioning is Better than Workflow Deployments

The goal of the Software-defined Datacenter (SDDC) is that every datacenter function can be delivered as a service on any cloud at any time. At a basic level, this implies that these services need to have a high level of reuse in order to truly be multi-c ...
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