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Install Software in Isolated Virtual Machines

Install Software in Isolated Virtual Machines

During the back-end of 2012 and earlier this year, I was involved in a fairly substantial VMware vCloud Plan and Design engagement that required integration of a number of different VMware and 3rd Party products.  In particular a level of integration was required between VMware vCloud Director (vCD), vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) and consumer virtual machine workloads.  This was required in order to offer advanced management...

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VMworld 2013 Public Voting Open

VMworld 2013 Public Voting Open

It seems like only yesterday I was getting ready for VMworld 2012, but here we are again for 2013.  VMworld 2013 public voting is now open and can be accessed here.  The sessions I have submitted this year are listed below.  If you think they are interesting and of interest for you personally then feel free to give them your vote. 4503 – Architecting a UK Government-assured Multi-site vCloud Abstract:  Resiliency is a key aspect...

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VMware vCloud Director Infrastructure Resiliency Case Study

VMware vCloud Director Infrastructure Resiliency Case Study

This afternoon I just received confirmation that the paper Alan Renouf and I have been working on, has finally been published.  The paper is titled “VMware vCloud Director Infrastructure Resiliency Case Study – Automation with Microsoft Windows PowerShell and VMware vSphere PowerCLI“. This paper is intended to compliment the VMware vCloud Director Infrastructure Resiliency Case Study paper published previously by Duncan...

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INF-BCO2155 vCloud Disaster Recovery for Oxford University – Real Example

INF-BCO2155 vCloud Disaster Recovery for Oxford University – Real Example

Abstract Resiliency is a key aspect of any infrastructure—it is even more important in infrastructure-as-a-service solutions. This session will include a tour of a real world vCloud DR solution deployed at Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS). Throughout the session there will be detailed guidance on how both the management and resource clusters were designed, deployed and automated. Furthermore the details of how SRM in...

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INF-VSP2164 Automation of vCloud Director Disaster Recovery

INF-VSP2164 Automation of vCloud Director Disaster Recovery

Abstract Resiliency is a key aspect of any infrastructure—it is even more important in infrastructure-as-a-service solutions. This session will include guidance, examples and demonstrations of the use of VMware vSphereTM PowerCLI (PowerCLI) to automate the recovery of a vCloud Director–based infrastructure. In particular the session will focus on the automation of the recovery steps for vCloud Director managed vApp workloads, that...

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PowerCLI in SRM Recovery Plan Steps

PowerCLI in SRM Recovery Plan Steps

Introduction In recent months I’ve been involved in a project with Gary Blake to implement one of, if not the, first vCloud Director Disaster Recovery (DR) solution.  The design is based upon the solution described in the VMware vCloud Blogs written by Chris Colotti and Duncan Epping.  In order to provide a slick automated solution, I was keen to leverage the power of Windows PowerShell (PowerShell) and VMware vSphere PowerCLI...

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