Posts Tagged ‘VMware’

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 [...]

NLVMUG Conference 2014 – March 6 – Den Bosch

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After some smaller VMware Usergroup meetings in 2013, it’s now time for some serious business: on March 6, the NLVMUG Conference 2014 will take place in  Congrescentrum 1931 Den Bosch, The Netherlands.

The NLVMUG Conference 2014 is an annual full-day conference organized by the Dutch VMUG customer council and supported by the international vmug.com organization.  The NLVMUG [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Replacing VMware vCenter 5.1 Certificates Made Easy

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The release of vCenter 5.1 added more components and therefore more certificates into the mix. Using CA signed certificates increase security, but the process of updating these certificates is currently very tedious and error prone.
VMware announced the general availability of vCenter Certificate Automation Tool 1.0. This tool provides an automated mechanism to replace certificates in [...]

Versioning and Renaming Elements in vCenter Orchestrator

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During the development cycle of a workflow, your workflow can change drastically whenever you add new functionalities. Therefore a good practice is saving different versions of your workflow. One way to achieve this is by utilizing the built-in versioning functionality. As a best practice, always increase the version number of your workflow when making changes [...]

vCenter Orchestrator Configuration Element Attribute Values Missing After Import.

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When importing a package on a vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) server in my lab I noticed that the values of the attributes inside the Configuration Elements (CE) were missing. At first I thought that it was because of the different version of vCO. (I exported the package as a backup from a vCO 4.2.1 and imported [...]