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Enabling Remote Syslog with vCloud Director after installation

I have seen this asked a few times over the past year, and I also experienced it last week working on a customer deployment.  How do you get a remote Syslog configuration to work when you have already done your vCloud installation. These are the steps that I took last week to enable Remote Syslog after installation and configuration Stop the vCD Cloud cell using command service vmware-vcd stop Edit the line “audit.syslog.host” and add your remote syslog server in the response.properties (normally located at /opt/vmware/cloud-director/etc) Run the configuration script installation-file -r <path to response file> (installation file is the vCloud director installation binary) Edit the line “audit.syslog.host” and add your remote syslog server in the file global.properties (normally located at /opt/vmware/cloud-director/etc) Restart the vCD Cloud cell using command service vmware-vcd start Watch your syslog server for entries That it.  Hope this helps stop people completely re-building the vCloud environment.

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VMworld 2011 – Session #1264 – Private vCloud Architecture Techical Deep Dive

The schedule for the session has been announced: Tuesday 30th August 10.00 – 11.00 Wednesday 31st August 08.00 – 09.00 Make sure you sign up. Update: I am very pleased to announce that Chris Colotti (@ccolotti), a Consulting Architect from the Americas Cloud Practice will also be presenting this session with me. My session has been accepted for VMworld 2011! I am extremely excited about presenting at VMworld, having never had the opportunity previously attend VMworld!! So with this being my first VMworld, what a way to attend. I previously presented this session at PEX2011 in Orlando and won an award for it so I hope the second time round this will be another success. For those who attended at PEX, the session will be completely overhauled to include the latest vCloud Reference Architecture. I hope to see lots of familiar faces in the audience, and especially hope to see […]

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Quick vCloud Director Document links

A few people have been asking me the past week or so where VMware keeps its documents in relation to vCloud Director. I thought I would quickly post some of the links, just in case you cant find them on VMware.com. Main product location: https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vcd_pubs.html Main product documentation location: https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vcd_pubs.html vCloud Security Hardening Guide :: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMW_10Q3_WP_vCloud_Director_Security.pdf

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