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VMware announces vCloud Director v1.5

VMware vCloud Director is the product used to provide cloud consumers with the ability to have self service provisioning and to deploy workloads without the need to understand the underlying technologies. VMware vCloud Director has been around for about a year now. VMware officially announced VMware vCloud Director version 1.5 yesterday. I thought I would provide some insight into some of the new features that have been included in the latest release. New Features: Fast Provisioning (Linked Clones) Third Party Distributed Switch support for VLAN based and vCDNI vApp Custom Guest Properties VMware vCloud Messages vSphere 5 Support Microsoft SQL Server Support Five tuple firewall services IPSec VPN Services I think the two most important features to be included is the support of Microsoft SQL databases, and the ability to use Fast Provisioning.  Lots of customers that I have spoken too, have wanted SQL Support for a long time.  Oracle […]

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VMware launches Cloud Infrastructure products

Yesterday as most of you know was the biggest launch in VMware’s history.  Being inside the company at this moment in time is very exciting, especially working specifically in cloud computing technology.  I thought I would share a quick highlight of the new products and to provide some links to information on the web to help you find more information. 5 New products VMware vSphere 5 VMware vCloud Director 1.5 VMware vShield 5 VMware Site Recovery Manager 5 VMware vSphere Storage Appliance 1.0 VMware vSphere 5 vSphere is the underlying virtualisation technology that makes cloud computing possible.  Duncan Epping (@DuncanYB) at Yellow-Bricks has written some nice articles on the new features available in vSphere 5, so I am not going to cover these. For further information on the products listed above take a look at VMware.com

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Guest OS Support in VMware vCloud Director

A few people were discussing this the other day internally about why some VMs exported from vCenter to vCloud Director using vCloud Connector the OS type was displayed as Other Linux. When diving a bit deeper it turned out to be a Cent OS installation, which is not officially supported by vCloud Director. This made me think that maybe not everyone was aware of the Operating Systems supported by vCD.  A lot of people believed if vCenter supported it so did vCloud Director, which is not the case, so I thought I would share the link to the published document and include the information here for quick reference. To see the full list of supported Guest Operating Systems please click here. Listed below is some of the highlights of the list.  Note: All Virtual Machine hardware is Version 7 unless specified. Microsoft Windows 32-Bit Support Windows 7 Windows Server 2008 […]

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