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vCloud Director Embraces Terraform

This year marks a focused support for HashiCorp Terraform in VMware vCloud Director (vCD). The refreshed Terraform vCloud Director provider enables administrators and DevOps engineers to define vCD infrastructure as code inside Terraform configuration files. This makes it an efficient automation and integration tool. We already released two new provider versions this year (v2.0.0 and

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vCloud Availability 3.0 Blog Series: Introduction

Until now Disaster Recovery as a service for Cloud Providers has been broken up into three unique solutions: vCloud Availability C2C, vCloud Availability DR2C, and vCloud Director Extender. Unfortunately, these solutions brought with them three disparate interfaces and infrastructure. This has led to a lot of bloat and confusion for cloud providers to sort through.

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vCloud Availability 3.0 – Lightboard Overviews

The team is excited to be releasing vCloud Availability 3.0 very shortly as this is a comprehensive approach to Disaster Recovery as a Service for our cloud service providers. We wanted to provide some overview lightboards of this new version of vCloud Availability and what’s possible within this new solution set. Introduction to vCloud Availability 3.0

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The Hybrid Cloud Gets Better: Meet vCloud Director 9.7

Whether you’re a cloud provider or IT leader building out your cloud strategy, your hybrid cloud possibilities are about to get a whole lot better thanks to the new VMware vCloud Director 9.7. vCloud Director—a powerful services platform that enables cloud providers around the world to run thriving, profitable cloud businesses—is set to deliver a

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Extending your managed services to customer data centers through VCPP

  Today, we’re going to explore one of the least know opportunities about the VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP): the ability for cloud providers to extend their managed services to customer’s data centers using VCPP points and products; whether for simple data center modernization, hybrid cloud build out, or cloud repatriation. VMware has been talking

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Important Security Update for Container Service Extension

An important new version of Container Service Extension (CSE) is now available, version 1.2.7, that includes a critical fix for a security issue in the runc component of Docker. You can read more details about the security issue in the Security Advisory: https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2019-0001.html Upgrading CSE with New Security Fix For upgrading follow the procedure documented in

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New Role-Based Access Control for Container Service Extension (CSE)

Container Service Extension (CSE) version 1.2.6 introduced a key enhancement, role-based access control (RBAC). The new feature gives service providers the ability to monetize Kubernetes service offerings by selectively enabling tenant access to CSE. A tenant admin can then use the role-based access control to assign Kubernetes operator roles within their organization. Role-based access control

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vCloud Director 9.5 Cross-VDC Networking Video Walkthrough and Discussion

Over the past few weeks, Wissam Mahmassani, Abhinav Mishra, and I have created a few walkthrough videos on setting up Cross-VDC networking inside of vCloud Director 9.5.   Unfamiliar with Cross-VDC networking in vCD? Check out this series of blog posts that review the capabilities and design considerations: Intro and Use Cases Getting Started with Cross-VDC

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VMware vCloud Director 9.5 – Cross-VDC Networking Blog Series – Design Considerations and Conclusion

Design Considerations Let’s discuss some of the design considerations for Cross-VDC Networking inside of vCD. It is important to note that although Native NSX supports up to 16 sites (or 16 vCenters), vCD 9.5 as of today supports up to four (4) sites only. Below are applicable considerations pulled from the NSX Cross VC Design

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VMware vCloud Director 9.5 – Cross-VDC Networking Blog Series – High-Level Provider Design

In this blog series, we will be covering several aspects of Cross-VDC Networking inside of VMware vCloud Director 9.5. This was created by Daniel Paluszek, Abhinav Mishra, and Wissam Mahmassani. This blog covers the following: Overview of the High-Level Design Failure Scenarios Overview The goal of this high-level design is to provide optimal availability of

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