vCloud

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

How to monitor what your vCAC IaaS Server is doing in real-time

vCAC is known to be a very complex product with a lot of moving parts, it is a lot of work to have to move back and forth between monitoring views in the UI. The IaaS server is a windows … Read More

Upload Media to vCloud with PowerCLI

This script is a way in which you can upload your media to your vCloud Director Catalog.it is a really nice script for those of us with many ISOs you need to put somewhere safe. Hope it helps: $isoFolder = … Read More

vCloud VM and VApp Backups with PowerCLI

It appears that at times snapshots solve it and asking the vCloud VM provider to set up backups is unrealistic, these examples will explain it: • Upgrades with testing could take longer than a snapshot can exist. • Temporary workloads … 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

Getting Started with the Unofficial vCloud Powershell Functions

Due to high demand I did a little research and found this video on youtube which is a quick how-my vCloud Powershell functions, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wfLBWS0krc

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

Simple VM reporting in vCloud with PowerCLI

Its clear that many people are having a challenge of not having a great view of  VMs and their location in the organization. This is all due to the unique requirement of VMs to exist inside vApps in vCloud director, … 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

UPLOADING vmS TO VcLOUD WITH OVFtool

VMware’s OVFtool is a command line tool that allows you to convert VMware Virtual machines to Open virtualization Format (OVF). There have been some update in the latest version that enables the to upload VMs to vCloud Director.it is actually … Read More

Sharing vApps in vCloud with PowerCLI

Some times vCloud Directors give the organization users grainy control over the the level of access users have to vApps , this is all controlled through the the vCloud API and powerCLI. The code below takes vApps‘ current settings and … 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

Emailing vCloud Organization Users

Due to a lot of requests I found necessary to show you guys who might be having a problem using the “notify users” function in the vCloud Director web UI through the vCloud API. Even though the functionality is not … Read More

Add vCloud Harddisks with PowerCLI

Add vCloud Harddisks with PowerCLI When it comes to adding new disks to a VM,it is a little tough and you must be careful due to the many implementation of the objects in the SDK, tasks like conversion from XML … Read More

Failed to connect to VMware lookup service

It has come to my attention that many people are having the problem of being unable to connect to the VMware lookup service. This is a problem that can be brought about by a number of reasons, I have come … Read More

Five Considerations For Migrating Cloud Workloads

The benefits of migrating workloads between different cloud providers or between private and public clouds can only actually be achieved with an understanding of the cloud business model and cloud workload management. … Read More

Removing unwanted plug-ins from vCenter Server

Note: Removing unwanted plug-ins If you have vCenter Server in linked mode, perform the proceeding steps on the vCenter Server that was used to install= the plugin initially, then restart the vCenter Server services on linked vCenter Server. To remove … Read More