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vCloud Air Technical Marketing is Hiring

vCloud Air Technical Marketing is Hiring

Looking for a new career? Are you someone who likes to teach technology to people? Do you get a buzz out of presenting to large crowds live on stage? Know about Cloud, Storage and Management? VMware’s vCloud Air technical marketing team might be looking for you. The team that I work in is currently looking to recruit two people to help create new content, assist customers with their use cases for cloud, and to talk to the virtualization community about cloud and how it can help drive customers business develop. Preferred candidates would be based on the west coast, or willing to relocate to Palo Alto. Job Description: The vCloud Air Platform team is looking for a Technical Marketing Manager (TMM) to support our growing user community. The candidate should have hands-on experience with virtualization (vSphere) or cloud (such as AWS, Azure, etc.) technologies and experience blogging or presenting about […]

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vSphere Replication Unable to obtain SSL certificate – Bad Server Response

Working on upgrading our vCloud Air TMM lab today, I came across an interesting error that had me baffled for quite some time. I was upgrading the vSphere Replication Appliance from version 5.8 to version 6.0 and everything went smoothly.  After logging out and clearing the cache for the web browser (as documented here), I came across a new field that needs to be configured for the vSphere Replication Appliance to work.  Its the LookupService Address.  This didn’t exist in the previous version, but easy I thought.  Lets enter the vCenter server FQDN and away we go. vSphere Replication Unable to obtain SSL certificate Then I received the error: Unable to obtain SSL certificate: Bad server response; is a LookupService listening on the given address? If you perform a quick google, you are reffered to this KB article, but DNS wasn’t the problem, I could ping both the long FQDN […]

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Hey, where has my Subscription Cloud gone?

I received an email today asking “Hey Dave, where has my Subscription Cloud gone?”.  I responded with Let me Google that for you… Actually I didn’t because I knew why they were asking. As of yesterday 20th January, VMware announced its new vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud On-Demand offering. Read here all the details. This has brought with it a completely new interface for logging into your VMware vCloud Air Subscription based clouds.  Its actually really straight forward to access all your subscription based clouds. The first thing you notice is that now redirects to, presenting you with a different login screen Lets login and see what we find.  In the old days, once we logged in, we would see a list of regions and our clouds underneath these regions.  However with the release of VPC On-Demand we have the ability to add different services to our clouds. […]

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