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Launching a new VMware Cloud Comparison Matrix

Over the last few months, I have been working on a new VMware Cloud Matrix in conjunction with WhatMatrix The initial scope was to analyse VMware cloud offerings from the following providers: VMware (VMware Cloud on AWS) Rackspace (Rackspace Private Cloud) IBM (VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM) I decided to...
CloudVMware

Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation 3.5

VMware Cloud Foundation is an SDDC solution combining Compute (vSphere) Network (NSX) Storage (vSAN) and Management (vRealize Operations) A full SDDC is automatically deployed via a manager to improve time to market and deployment consistency. In addition, adding ESXi hosts is completed via a single interface which configures all the required...
CloudVMware

Comparing the VMware Hybrid Cloud Options

There is so much talk about cloud now, but what what really is "cloud" - In short, I prefer a definition/feature set along these lines: A public cloud should have the following: On-demand Self-service Pay as you go Single Pane of Glass Simplified Management So what does this all mean?...
CloudvRealize

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...
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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; https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52245 & https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52264 In summary this is what is covered: ESXi, Workstation & Fusion ESXi is affected by Spectre and patches...
Cloud

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...
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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...
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