vCloud Director , RHEL 6.3 , and Windows Server 2012 NFS

One of the new features introduced in vCloud Director 5.1.2 is cell server support on the RHEL 6 Update 3 platform , cell server support on RHEL 5 Update 7 was quietly removed in the recent past – verify the … Read More

Creating vCloud Director Transfer Server Storage on NFS

We are going to learn how to instantiate vCloud Director Transfer Storage on an NFS export which is where all scalable VCD implementations in production are supposed to reside. The process is pretty straightforward but can be difficult to remember … Read More

Adding an IP Alias to the vCloud Director Cell Server

Those who are aware of vCloud Director Installation and configuration, you would have noticed that two NICs or an IP alias are required to support two separate SSL connections on each vCloud Director cell server. One IP is used for … Read More

New Book: VMware Private Cloud Computing with vCloud Director

Those who plan to implement VMware vCloud Director , will want to put their hands on this book by Simon Gallagher “VMware Private Cloud Computing with vCloud Director”. This book can be of help for those are or want to … Read More

PowerCLI in the Cloud

Those who are active with PowerCLI sessions at VMWorld, you may still be having in your mind the mention of a vCloud snapin coming soon. It is going to be the first Powershell snapin that allows administration of your hybrid … Read More

Power combined: PowerCLI and OVFTool

Combining two good things creates wonders. In this post I will show how to combine the automation abilities of PowerCLI with OVFTool. You first have to get some old knowledge. Open virtualization format was designed to be a universal packaging … Read More

Cleaning your vCloud Director Thumbnails (current.png)

  Thumbnail images are used by vCloud Director to give you a preview of the screen without opening up to the remote console, the dark side is when you migrate/svMotion a machine managed by vCloud Director, it leaves a folder … Read More

vShield Edge Version Discovery with PowerCL

It has become clear that when upgrading your vShield manager, the shield edge devices will not be upgrade until you restart them. Sometimes we are caught in a situation where you need to do manual  scheduled upgrades , then you … Read More

vCloud Director Snapshots with PowerCLI

Providers and users running vCloud 5.1 have access to take a single snapshot of your VMs.to be able to have all the fun you want with the snapshots in powerCLI you are going to need what I have in this … Read More

vCloud API 5.1 Metadata

Over the years there has been a lot of changes in metadata in vCloud director,so am going to give te difference between the metadata in vCloud director 5.1 and the previous ones. The difference is: Typed values-in the latest update … Read More