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...

Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation 3.5 @ VMworld 2018

It's Tuesday 6th November and I'm in the VMworld Europe 2018 General Session. Right now, something awesome is being announced! - 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...

Deploying vRealize Operations 7.0 (vROps) to Workstation 15 Pro

Deploying certain OVAs into Workstation has been an issue in the past. Fortunately, the ESXi OVA and vCenter Server OVA now work really well however there are some OVAs that continue to be problematic. One existing issue is with the new vRealize Operations Manager 7.0 (vROps) OVA file. When deploying...

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?...

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 2 – vCD Base Operating System

This is part 2 of the vCD 9.0 Installation guide. In the previous section we installed an operating system and database for vCloud Director. In this section we will install the base OS and base software for vCD NOTE: This section is essentially a copy and paste from the database...
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