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VMware vCloud Director 1.5.1 released

Yesterday VMware released an update to vCloud Director. Listed below you will see some of the new features: Firewall rules can be configured with CIDR blocks, IP ranges, and port ranges Added system notification for lost connection to AMQP host Enhanced cell management tool and log collection script Support for AES-256 encryption for VPN tunnels Increased the retention maximum for vCenter Chargeback history The new release also supports the latest vSphere releases vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1 ESXi 5.0 Update 1 vShield 5.0.1 To read the full release notes, click here You can download the latest vCloud Director binaries by clicking here

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VMware vSphere 4.1 Update 2 released

Just noticed that vSphere 4.1 Update 2 was released yesterday. Excerpt from the release notes: Whats New Support for new processors – ESXi 4.1 Update 2 supports AMD Opteron 6200 series (Interlagos) and AMD Opteron 4200 series (Valencia). Support for additional guest operating system – ESX 4.1 Update 2 adds support for Ubuntu 11.10 guest operating system. For a complete list of guest operating systems supported with this release. To read the full release notes click here

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vCloud Ecosystem components explained

vCloud Ecosystem components explained

During VMworld Chris Colotti and I presented quite a few group discussions on VMware vCloud.  During these discussions some people were amazed to find out how many components/products are involved in making up the vCloud environment.  When planning on building a VMware vCloud, you are not just installing vCloud Director and pointing it to vSphere, you are designing/building a whole Ecosystem. The list below shows which components are used in building a full vCloud environment.  They are listed in order of priority. vSphere ESXi vCenter vCloud Director vShield Manager vCenter Chargeback Vcenter Update Manager vCenter Orchestrator vCloud Service Manager vCloud Connector So why are these components important?  When designing a vCloud environment, you need to take into consideration the availability of certain components, like vCenter for example.  This is no longer a management tool that is used to manage your virtual infrastructure.  This is a critical component of your vCloud […]

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