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Adding the vCloud Agent to an Auto Deploy Image Profile (2064580)

vCloud Director releases earlier than 5.5 installed an agent on each ESXi host they managed. Beginning with vCloud Director 5.5, the system no longer requires that agent on ESXi 5.5 hosts unless the host must support creation of vCloud Network Isolation b ...
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vCloud Director Backups: The VMs are the easy part!

There is one thing that we all can agree on, vCloud Director is materially different from what we’ve done in vSphere by itself. With the rich capabilities of self-provisioning, virtual data centers, additional storage options and more; there is more than ...
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Solution Architecture – VMware NSX 6.0 with vCloud Director – Part 2 of 2 – Remote VPN Access

In this second part of the NSX 6.0 solution architectures series, we are building up on the pervious blog post. If you haven’t already done so, please take a few minutes to read that post at this link. In this solution, we are changing the way the end-us ...
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Solution Architecture – VMware NSX 6.0 with vCloud Director – Part 1 of 2

This is a two-part blog post to show you two different solution architectures for VMware NSX 6.0 and vCloud Director. These architectures are focused primarily on securing, load-balancing and publishing the vCD portal through NSX. Although this blog post ...
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How to Create a Multi VM vApp in vCloud Director

I was talking to some users recently and was having a discussion about how to create a vApp in vCloud Director. I thought to myself that creating a VM will by default create a vApp. But in most peoples minds a vApp translates to a multi-VM vApp. I have pr ...
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Configuring RabbitMQ’s queues for VMware vCloud Director (Eduardo Meirelles da Rocha)

If you are not following my vCloud adventure, I suggest you go back and read the first post about it ; )   In this post I will cover how to create and configure a RabbitMQ’s queue to receive the messages generated by VMware vCloud Director.   ...
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vCloud Resource Management – Reservation Pool (Chris Colotti's Blog)

A couple of weeks ago I posted some information on how the vCloud Allocation Pool Model manages resources with Elastic vDC is not enabled as well as when Elastic vDC is enabled.  This is the follow-up post to run through the same scenario e ...
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Import vCenter Operations (vCOps) as an OVF into a vCloud Director environment

Having a standard in the virtualization world like OVF or OVA is a real cool thing. Nevertheless from time to time I stumble about some issues with it. Just happened while trying to import vCenter Operation to a vCloud environment at a customer site. Eve ...
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DBaaS with vCloud Director

Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) is an additional service on top of IaaS offering that gives the tenant opportunity to easily provision databases for her VMs without the need to have DB Admin skills. Although database could be provided as a VM catalog templa ...
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vCloud Resource Management – Allocation Pool WITH Elastic vDC

A couple of days ago I posted some information on how the vCloud Allocation Pool Model manages resources with Elastic vDC is not enabled.  This is the follow-up post to run through the same scenario except enabling the Elastic vDC Option.  When ...
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Security as a Service using Deep Security and vCloud Director

Had a couple of meetings this week with vendors that is looking to offer Security as a Service. One of our products that I work with is TrendMicro Deep Security. It has very good integration with vShield Manager and vShield App. What I did not realize is ...
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Datastore Migrations in vCloud Director – Part 3 of 3: Datastore Clusters

In this scenario we are exposing to vCloud Director only datastore clusters. vCloud Director cannot disable individual datastores, on the other hand we could leverage SDRS Maintenance Mode. We can also break the cluster and remove the old datastore from i ...
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Enabling Uber Admin mode in VMware vCloud Director 1.5.x, 5.1 (2006922)

This article provides information on enabling Uber Admin mode in VMware vCloud Director 1.5.x, 5.1.

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Datastore Migrations in vCloud Director – Part 2 of 3:  Individual Datastores

In this scenario we are presenting to vCloud Director individual datastores, not datastore clusters. New datastores were provisioned with the same Storage Capability and to the same hosts as the old ones which we want to evacuate and subsequently remove b ...
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Datastore Migrations in vCloud Director – Part 1 of 3: Introduction

Part 1: IntroductionPart 2: Individual DatastoresPart 3: Datastore Clusters In cloud environments the end-user is completely abstracted from the actual physical hardware which hosts cloud workloads. Therefore it is expected that any hardware replacement ...
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vCD 5.1.X series – user and access mgmt

On a first place or one of the first you should register vCloud director to vCenter SSO and to central user directory such as OpenLDAP or Active Directory.

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Managing Your VMWare Infrastructure with Chef - YouTube 36:57

Recording of Opscode Webinar September 12, 2013 by around using Chef to manage VMware infrastructure. Topics include:- Introduction to Opscode and Chef - Demo of the various knife tool kits and how they interact with VMware vCenter or vCloud Director - Re ...
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Simple Method to Deliver Multi-Tenant VDI with vCloud Director (myvirtualcloud.net)

In this article I will show you how  you can easily create a multi-tenant Horizon View solution integrated with vCloud Director. The interesting thing about this model is that I don’t see any reasons for not being supported by VMware, but please not ...
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Organization, Organization vDC and Provider vDC

In vCloud director organization is the authentication and security boundary. Authentication boundary can be controlled using LDAP. LDAP could be internal or could be external. Security comes using Role Based Access Control (RBAC) in built in vCloud direct ...
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