Category Archives: VMware Cloud Provider

vCloud Director Extender 1.1.0 – GA Announcement

Author – Guy Bartram Since vCloud Director 9, we have been shipping vCloud Extender (vCloud Extender is VMware’s replacement for vCloud Connector), as of 19th April 2018 vCloud Extender 1.1.0 went GA with new features making on-boarding migrations even easier for providers and tenants alike. vCloud Extender focuses on making a simple, tenant controlled solution

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Breaking down cloud silos by deploying the NEW extensibility framework provided by VCD 9.1

Reposting for Fernando Escobar. Original posting by Fernando Escobar appeared –  http://www.nebulaemagazine.com/breaking-down-cloud-silos-by-deploying-the-new-extensibility-framework-provided-by-vcd-9-1/ Extensibility is key for implementing an effective and realistic Cross-Cloud deployment; there is no other way to solve the inter-connectivity and compatibility issues you will be facing when provisioning workloads into a multi-cloud environment. Extensibility is critical when considering Infrastructure-as-a-Code, which is a

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On-boarding to VMware Cloud on AWS for VCPP Partners

Overview VMware Cloud on AWS will be available for VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP) partners via the Managed Service Provider (MSP) program using commitment based contracts. VCPP partner owns the Terms of Service, manages onboarding, provisioning, billing and support for their end customers. Once a VCPP partner signs a commit contract for VMware Cloud on

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On-boarding to VMware Cloud on AWS for VCPP Partners

Overview VMware Cloud on AWS will be available for VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP) partners via the Managed Service Provider (MSP) program using commitment based contracts. VCPP partner owns the Terms of Service, manages onboarding, provisioning, billing and support for their end customers. Once a VCPP partner signs a commit contract for VMware Cloud on

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VMware vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.x Scalability options

For Service Providers within the Cloud Provider Program, having adequate metering and billing capabilities is imperative to the critical operations of the service.  As a consequence of VMware vCloud Usage Meter (UM) being so integral to a service providers capability to report on the usage and consumption of VMware products, certain scalability limits need to

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A Deeper Look into NSX L2VPN with vCD Extender Orchestration

This post originally appeared on Clouds, etc. by Daniel Paluszek.    I’ve been rebuilding my vCloud Director (vCD) lab and running through a few connectivity scenarios. Moreover, I wanted to write and share my findings on orchestrating an on-prem NSX environment connecting to a vCD/Provider environment using vCloud Director Extender (VXLAN to VXLAN). In vCD Extender, this

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Update VMware vCloud Director 9 in 5 Minutes

This post originally appeared on Clouds, etc. by Daniel Paluszek.   I sometimes hear that vCloud Director (vCD) is cumbersome and hard to install/upgrade. I just updated my lab environment vCD instance from 9.0 to 9.0.1 in about five minutes. The team has done an incredible job of making any patch/upgrade process seamless. Below are the steps

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Updating vROps Instance in vCloud Usage Meter

On new deployments of VMware vCloud Usage Meter, sometimes the wrong vRealize Operations Instance (vROps) is propagated to Usage Meter on initial connection. Today, you cannot change or modify this vROps instance. This is frustrating for new users of Usage Meter.   Why? Well, Usage Meter relies on the Managed Object Browser (MOB) to correlate

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vSAN in the Cloud: Architecture and Best Practices

As a core building block for the software-defined data center (SDDC), VMware vSAN powers many industry-leading hyper-converged infrastructure solutions. Its ascent into the cloud offers cloud providers increased agility and flexibility while lowering costs. If you’re a cloud service provider with an older cloud pod that you want to migrate to a SDDC or are

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vRealize Operations – Latest Release and Integration with vCloud Director Delivers Even Greater Value for Cloud Providers

As a unified stack of VMware technologies that includes VMware vSphere, vSAN, NSX, vCloud Director and Usage Meter, the VMware Cloud Provider Platform gives Cloud Providers the ability to increase efficiency, deliver differentiating, value-added services, drive revenue, and deploy highly scalable cloud environments with minimal risk.   VMware continues to invest in the Cloud Provider

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