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Rename Edge Gateway

Rename Edge Gateway in vCHS

As most of you know, I recently joined the vCHS BU as a Technical Marketing Architect. While playing with vCHS, I deployed my own Edge Gateway device, so I could have access to my VM’s from the internet. What happened? Well typically I got a call from Colotti telling me I hadn’t conformed to his naming conventions. (Typical if you know Colotti). Damn, I thought. I will have to redeploy the edge gateway now, and reconfigure all my firewall rules! For anyone who works with vCloud Director, you will know that you can only rename edge gateways if you are a global admin. Being an Org Admin just isnt enough power. Within vCHS I am only an org admin, so no luck there. Damn again I thought. I really do have to re-deploy it! Wait a minute… Whats this? A nice shiny rename Edge Gateway button within the vCHS UI! […]

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VMware NSX Network Virtualization announced – My take

Today VMware has announced the new network virtualization product VMware NSX.  How cool is that name by the way? Now normally I dont write articles on the new products we announce (excluding vCloud Director related), but if anyone watched my Chinwag with Mike Laverick, I find this one of particular interest.  My personal opinion is that this is the next major wave of virtualization, and VMware is at the forefront of the technology again.  Back in the day when I was a Windows NT 3rd Line Engineer, I got involved in networking a lot more, even passing my CCNA (dont ask me a single question about it, I have forgotten more than I learnt) but I have always found the networking side of the datacenter infrastructure interesting.  Now I am no Kamau Wanguhu, but I know a thing or two about networking, so this technology for me is of awesome […]

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VMware vCloud Director 101 - Networking - Part 4

VMware vCloud Director 101 – Networking – Part 4

This is part 4 of the vCloud Director 101 posts I have recently been writing.  This article covers the vCloud Director Networking concepts and how they fit together. You can read the previous posts by clicking here. To understand some of the terms contained within this post, you need to read the first post that discuses the terms “consumers” and “providers”.  We will be using these terms regularly throughout this article. vCloud Director network layers We will start by discussing the three different networking layers.  These are: External Networks Organization Networks vApp Networks These networks are managed at two different layers: Consumers and Providers. External Networks and Organization Networks are created and managed by the Cloud Admins or Providers, where as vApp Networks are created and managed by the users or consumers of vCloud Director. So what is an External Network? A Network that is external to VMware vCloud Director […]

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