Category Archives: vCloud Director

Introduction to Edge Clusters in VMware vCloud Director 9.7 (Part 1 of 3)

Introduction – What is an Edge Cluster? In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of Edge Cluster capability in VMware vCloud Director (vCD) 9.7. With this new addition, network services for multi-tenant architectures are greatly enhanced and we will be covering these considerations in further detail. Today in vCloud Director, NSX-V Edge Gateways

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vCloud Availability 3.0 Blog Series: Provider Post Deployment Configuration

Now that we have vCloud Availability (vCAv) installed and running. The last thing we will want to do is prepare it for production by making some post deployment provider configuration changes. First, it is important to note when linking vCAv with vCloud Director 9.5 and earlier, the default behavior is to expose the extension to

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Terraform vCloud Director Provider v2.2.0 Released

Two months haven’t passed and we have a new version of HashiCorp Terraform vCloud Director Provider v2.2.0! You can now automatically download it via the terraform init command and find the corresponding documentation on the HashiCorp Terraform website: https://www.terraform.io/docs/providers/vcd/index.html In this particular release we had a primary goal of merging all of the open community contributions

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DRS Advanced Setting IsClusterManaged


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On Reddit, someone asked what DRS advanced setting IsClusterManaged does and if it is even legit. I can confirm it is legit, it is a setting which was introduced to prevent customers from disabling DRS while the cluster is managed by vCloud Director for instance. As disabling DRS would lead to deleting resource pools for […]

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vCloud Availability 3.0 Blog Series: Cloud Access, Ownership, and Visibility

VMware vCloud Availability 3.0 (vCAv) allows for self-serviceability by the provider and tenants for disaster recovery services. When working with the customer to set up the service, it is important to understand the scope of responsibility for the service and how it will be managed. This blog will focus on different factors impacting replication in

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vCloud Availability 3.0 Blog Series: Managing vCloud Availability Access

By default, the vCloud Availability UI extension and APIs are enabled for all tenants. Tenants who don’t currently subscribe to the service will see the vCloud Availability extension as well. This can lead to confusion on behalf of the customer. Luckily, in vCloud Director, there is a way to manage extensions. In this blog, we will walk

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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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