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Install VMware Workstation 9 on Linux Ubuntu :: How To

This is a quick How to Install VMware Workstation 9 on Linux Ubuntu is a relatively straight forward task. However as I am not a Linux expert (I much prefer Windows and not ashamed to admit it), I had to do a very tiny amount of head scratching.  So it doesn’t happen again I have wrote this article for my own reference. The following steps are how I installed Workstation on Ubuntu Download the installer from VMware’s website.  The build number I downloaded was 1031769 Once downloaded open a terminal session and navigate to the location of the installation bundle. Run the command: sudo chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-9.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle This sets the permissions on the installation file to be executable. (This was the step that caused me to scratch my head for a few minutes.) Run the command: sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-9.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle Follow the on screen installation wizard Installation is complete

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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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Cannot add groups to vCD after configuring LDAP

Cannot add groups to vCD after configuring LDAP

I discovered today building a new vCD 1.5 home lab, that once you configure the System LDAP, you dont have the option to add any LDAP groups. This confused me, it was possible to do this in 1.0.x. Why isn’t it available in 1.5? What I discovered is that the GUI is still configured for non LDAP authentication. Once you have configured LDAP and started the synchronization log out of the vCloud Director GUI and back in. You will then see that groups is listed under the administration tab. The GUI needs to update its configuration options. Simple solution, but still confusing until you realise.

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