Posts from ‘August, 2013’

vCloud Automation Center Part 2 – Preparing the Installation

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Installing vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) requires some preparation. Although you can potentially install all components including the database on one single server, this isn’t an approach that’s suitable for production use. I would recommend installing all components on one single server for quick product evaluation purpose only. If you are planning to test-drive the product [...]

vCloud Automation Center Part 1 – Components Overview

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Last year VMware acquired DynamicOps and their product called DynamicOps Cloud Automation Center (DCAC). DynamicOps originally started as part of the Credit Suisse’s Global Research and Development Group in 2005 to help the company address the operational and governance challenges of rolling out virtualization technology. After VMware acquired DynamicOps, the product has been rebranded to [...]

vCenter Single Sign On (SSO) is an authentication proxy

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I’ve been in numerous discussions regarding vCenter Single Sign On (SSO) where mostly people didn’t fully understand the functionality of SSO.
Let me make this statement:
SSO is an authentication proxy.

The function of SSO is to act as a single proxy in your VMware environment to verify user credentials against security providers. When configuring SSO, you configure [...]