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General Availability of VMware vCloud Director 9.1

  VMware announced today on the VMware blog site the release of version 9.1 of vCloud Director. This latest version is packed full of features and updates to help the ever growing VMware Cloud Provider Program deploy enterprise grade public cloud offerings. So whats key about this release?   These are: HTML 5 Tenant and Administration Portal User Interface Extensibility Orchestration Services Python SDK and CLI Multi-Site View SR-IOV (Single-Root Input/output Virtualization) FIPS Mode Standalone VMRC For me this has been a milestone release personally.  The last time I worked with vCloud Director was back in version 1.5, so being able to see how the HTML 5 UI has progressed since the awful days of the Flex UI is nice. To read about the new features in-depth VMware (and I) have released a white paper, you can read it here. The VMware vCloud Director 9.1 release notes can be viewed […]

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VMware vCloud Availability Logical Architecture

VMware vCloud Availability Logical Architecture

VMware recently launched a new version of VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director, with the latest version being 1.0.1. I wanted to talk about the VMware vCloud Availability Logical Architecture, and how a public cloud consumer using a vCloud Availability offering from a vCloud Air Network provider can easily build a Disaster Recovery offering. Let’s first quickly look at what it is: The vCloud Availability offering is a warm stand-by capacity failover solution that is easy to deploy and uses the VMware vSphere Replication appliance (VSRA).  This is a single appliance deployed into your on-premises vSphere environment and leverages vSphere Replication to replicate and migrate you’re on-prem virtual machines to the cloud. VSRA is a secure end to end replication technology, encrypting the virtual machines the moment it leaves the ESXi host, until it is stored on the provider side environment. Logical Architecture So how does it work?   The […]

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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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