Manage your Cloud with vRealize Operations and Blue Medora

VMware's vRealize suite, combined with management packs from Blue Medora is a set of cloud management tools that focus on automating, planning & monitoring both on-prem cloud platforms and public cloud PaaS. Learn how to manage your cloud with vRealize Operations and Blue Medora in this blog post. When it...

Spectre & Meltdown on VMware – What you need to patch

Spectre & Meltdown are hot topics at the moment but how does this affect VMware solutions? VMware have provided detail on their stance on the situation via mostly two KB articles; & In summary this is what is covered: ESXi, Workstation & Fusion ESXi is affected by Spectre and patches...

Building the Cloud with vCloud Director 9.0 – A-Z

Introduction to to vCD 9.0 The growth in cloud adoption is growing year on year. Last year figures of over 20% growth in IaaS alone are proving this. VMware's vCloud Director solution is therefore an obvious choice to provide IaaS to customers. This post series will detail the steps required...

vCloud Director Installation Part 1 – Database

This is part 1 of the vCD 9.0 Installation guide. In this section we will install the database required for vCD There are now 3 databases supported for vCD Oracle Microsoft SQL Server PostgreSQL This guide will focus on setting up a vCD database with PostgreSQL on CentOS 7, but...

vCloud Director Installation Part 3 – vCloud Director Install

This is part 3 of the vCD 9.0 Installation guide. In the previous section we installed an base operating system for vCloud Director. In this section we will install the vCloud Director software installation. For most of this procedure there are perfectly good guides for this on VMware's website so...

vCloud Director 8.10 – Renew SSL Certificates A-Z

Today I had to renew SSL certificates for a vCD 8.10 cell which had expired. I could not find a comprehensive guide explaining the exact steps so this post covers everything required to replace expiring / expired certificates with new ones. Notes Replace anything in BOLD CAPS with your custom configuration...
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