vcloud director

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

You can read 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”. … 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

Power combined: 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 … 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 along … 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

vCloud user training

It is clear that a lot of vCloud users are not well trained by their vCloud providers. This is due to the fact that the current training available is for running your own vCloud Director environment and vCloud training staff … Read More

vCloud 5.1 API Support in PowerCLI 5.1 R2

It has been clear that some people were curious to know when the vCloud 5.1 feature will support powerCLI , wait no more! The powerCLI 5.1 R2 has officially stopped  and the new vCloud 5.1 feature are built in. these … Read More

Setting Default VDSwitch security for vCloud with PowerCLI

Being versed with knowledge on vCloud provider have in many occasions helped my friends who have their own private vCloud ,so I thought it will be a good  idea to share this with you. It is about setting default security … Read More

Import an OVF from your desktop to a vCloud Org Catalog

It comes a time when you have downloaded a nice appliance in OVF and you want to upload it to your vCloud Director Org and you have encountered a problem while using the Web UI , this simple PowerCLI method … Read More

Hacking the vCloud Director browser support warning

I came upon this article where some guy was explaining how to Hacking the vCloud Director to work on other browsers like chrome. So when he ran this: Invoke-RestMethod “https://vcloud.example.com/cloud/org/jake” | Out-File C:usersjakedesktopvcloudindex.html -encoding UTF8 It dumps the HTML from … Read More

Enhanced Storage Features on 5.1

Enhanced Storage Features on 5.1 SESMATEnhanced Storage features introduced by 5.1 VMFS File Sharing Limits In previous versions of vSphere, the maximum number of hosts which could share a read-only file on a VMFS volume was 8. The primary use … Read More