Tips When Choosing a Cloud Provider

I just finished a short-term project where I VM's hosted in a VCD backed cloud and ran into a few issues during the process that might help others when choosing a cloud provider. I started the project out by calculating resource needs. I then talked with numerous vendors about their clouds and if it would work with... Continue Reading →

Lab Manager to vCloud Director Import Script

One major challenge when migrating from Lab Manager to vCloud Director is getting all of your VM Templates, Library entries, and needed configurations migrated across.  When I first looked at this it there was a partially scripted process using perl code that was long and very hard to understand.  I found it was better to... Continue Reading →

“Fence” vApps or use Internal vApp Networks

Over a year ago we started looking at vCloud Director as it was slated to replace Lab Manager.  The beauty of Lab Manager for us was we could clone the same VM's thousands of times and have them "fenced" from each other for software development, training, automated testing, and supporting clients. We could do this... Continue Reading →

vApp Template not capturing NIC’s “IP POOL” address setting

*** UPDATE ***   The fix has been added to the 5.1.2 release that is now GA.  Read the release notes for other fixes here... https://www.vmware.com/support/vcd/doc/rel_notes_vcloud_director_512.html While setting up and testing a couple new vApp Templates for a new organization I noticed an issues when capturing to the catalog and using IP Pool for IP addressing... Continue Reading →

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