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VMworld 2014 Public Session Voting

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If you are planning to attend VMworld 2014 than it’s probably good to know that you can have a voice in what sessions are being accepted. This unique conference concept called Public Session Voting is now open.
This year Viktor van den Berg (@viktoriousss, www.viktorious.nl) and I submitted a session proposal. If you [...]

vCloud Automation Center – Creating State Change Workflows

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One of the cool features of vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) is the ability to extend functionality by creating new or customizing existing workflows. VMware provides 6 state change workflows by default that you can customize using the vCloud Automation Center Designer. This tool includes a library of activities that serve as building blocks for your [...]

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 [...]

Move/Replace vCloud Director NFS Transfer Server Storage

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In a multi-cell vCloud Director installation, all cells need access to a shared spooling area, also known as NFS transfer server storage. When you need to move or replace the NFS transfer server storage because the current presented NFS share is too small or maybe it got lost because of a crash, you can simply [...]