Monthly Archives: March 2018

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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Disable DRS for a VM


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I have been having discussions with a customer who needs to disable DRS on a particular VM. I have written about disabling DRS for a host in the past, but not for a VM, well I probably have at some point but that was years ago. The goal here is to ensure that DRS won’t […]

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New KB articles published for week ending 25th March 2018

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers VCH creation wizard does not list any vSphere distributed switches in the dropdown list Date Published: 2018/03/19 VMware NSX for vSphere eBGP between DLR and Edge may experience a routing loop after upgrading to NSX-v 6.3.5 Date Published: 2018/03/20 VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director RabbitMQ login is refused when configuring […]

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New KB articles published for week ending 18th March 2018

VMware vRealize Business for Cloud Advanced Enabling and disabling local authentication for vRealize Business for Cloud Date Published: 2018/03/14 VMware vRealize Automation “HTTP Status 502” error when attempting to export the list of Managed Machines from the vRA Infrastructure tab Date Published: 2018/03/13 Identity Provider is missing connectors Date Published: 2018/03/13 Upgrade from vRA 7.1 […]

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vSAN Stretched Cluster: PFTT and SFTT what happens when a full site fails and multiple hosts fail?


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This question was asked on the VMTN community forum and it is a very valid question. Our documentation explains this scenario, but only to a certain level and it seems to be causing some confusion as we speak. To be honest, it is fairly complex to understand. Internally we had a discussion with engineering about […]

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New KB articles published for week ending 11th March 2018

VMware SDDC Manager How to update the Cisco UCS C240 M5 servers in a VMware Cloud Foundation environment to allow for correct boot configuration Date Published: 2018/03/08 The VSAN and vMotion distributed port groups in a VMware Cloud Foundation environment have an incorrect MTU value Date Published: 2018/03/06 VMware Pivotal Container Service Unable to access […]

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Doing maintenance on a Two-Node (Direct Connect) vSAN configuration


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I was talking to a partner and customer last week at a VMUG. They were running a two node (direct connect) vSAN configuration and had some issues during maintenance which were, to them, not easy to explain. What they did is they placed the host which was in the “preferred fault domain” in to maintenance […]

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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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Confessions of a VMUG Speaker – the prequel #SpeakerFail


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On twitter a question was asked by Casey West if people had “Speaker Fail” stories and I replied to it with my story. I have told this story to some folks but never shared it on my blog, so I figured I would share it. I already wrote an article about speaking at your local […]

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