Monthly Archives: May 2017

VMware vCloud Director: 451 Research Impact Report Explores Expanded Capabilities for Service Providers

The introduction of vCloud Director 8.20 received analyst coverage from 451 Research, which took a closer look at the platform and the expanded capabilities enabling service providers to manage and operate virtual data centers (VDCs) for multiple customers.   Because vCloud Director is VMware’s strategic cloud management platform for service providers, it is designed to

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Enabling Organization Rights in vCloud Director

vCloud Director 8.20 introduced new services that Tenants can consume from the self-service tenant portal, for e.g., Distributed Firewall configurations, Dynamic Routing, L2 and SSL VPN, etc. By default, these new services are restricted by tenants/organizations. This allows service providers to control the services tenants receive. Service Providers can enable/disable these services to individual tenants

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Sizing a vSAN Stretched Cluster


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I have had this question a couple of times already, how many hosts do I need per site when the Primary FTT is set to 1 and the Secondary FTT is set to 1 and RAID-5 is used as the Failure Tolerance Method? The answer is straight forward, you have a local RAID-5 set locally […]

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New KB articles published for week ending 27th May 2017

VMware Workstation “serial0: Unable to launch virtual printer proxy” error after upgrading Workstation Pro 12.5.5 to 12.5.6 Date of Published:2017/05/24 Cannot launch VMware Workstation on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Date of Published:2017/05/22 VMware vRealize Automation A Destroy operation on a cluster member prevents Scale Out/Scale In from working […]

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The 5 Trends Every Cloud Evangelist Has on Their Mind

Even though the future of IT belongs to the cloud, much of the enterprise world is still clinging to legacy systems. In fact, 90 percent of workloads today are completed outside of the public cloud. With this continued resistance to cloud adoption at the enterprise level, today’s “cloud evangelists” are playing a more important role

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New KB articles published for week ending 20th May 2017

VMware Identity Manager VMware Identity Manager – Messaging Connection failure in a clustered environment Date Published: 2017/05/14 VMware ESXi VLAN Tagging issues with Intel X710 network adapters Date Published: 2017/05/18 Minimal amount of Reliable Memory in ESXi Date Published: 2017/05/16 VMware vRealize Operations Manager vCenter Server data collection from vRealize Operations Manager 6.2.x fails in […]

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PhoenixNAP Outmaneuvers The Competition With vCloud Director

Competition has a way of forcing change in any business. How a business navigates that change can determine who wins and who loses. So when competitive pressure forced cloud infrastructure provider PhoenixNAP to make changes to their product, they turned to VMware’s vCloud Director.   In a new whitepaper, we explore how PhoenixNAP used vCloud

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vSAN 6.6 Stretched Cluster Demo


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I had one more demo to finish and share and that is the vSAN 6.6 stretched cluster demo. I already did a stretched clustering demo when we initially released it, but with the enhanced functionality around local protection I figured I would re-record it. In this demo (~12 minutes) I will show you how to […]

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Top vBlog 2017 – slight delay but still coming soon

I wrote in my last post that voting for Top vBlog 2017 would be kicking off this week but I have a slight delay as I work to find a new survey tool that can meet my requirements. The survey tool I had used for years, SurveyGizmo worked great for me but they recently changed …
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A Guide to Self-Service Deployment with vRealize Automation

Another month and another edition of vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers (vCAT-SP). Every month we publish a new article in our ongoing series detailing the many exciting use cases of the VMware vCloud Solution and help you take full advantage of the superior cloud solutions found in the vCloud environment.   But before we dive

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