Tag Archives: vCloud Director

Advanced Guide: VMware vCloud Director in a Box (works on 4GB Laptops)

I’ve been getting a good feedback since I published my first guide for running vCD on a Laptop. The only problem was the requirement for an 8GB to run these loads of VMs required by vCD. Since then, I’ve been asked by a lot of people (colleagues, readers and even a customer) if it’s possible

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Designing Your Private Cloud with VMware vCloud Director – Part 2

In part one of this post we talked about the cluster design of the environment as well as the management pod elements. Now we will focus more on the cloud components like Networking and Virtual Datacenters. Networking We will use here three different types of virtual switches. The first one will be the vNetwork Standard

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Designing Your Private Cloud with VMware vCloud Director – Part 1

In this two-part blog post I’ll try to cover a new aspect of the vCloud Director for a change. We will have a brief look into the design journey of a private cloud and how all its pieces come together. It’s going to be very hard to cover every detail in this post, so I

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Migrating your VMs from vSphere to vCloud Director and vice versa

There was an interesting question on the VMware community forums and I thought it would be good to blog about it – How can you move your VMs in and out of your cloud that is managed by vCloud Director? I’m not talking here about vMotion, but rather the native place your VM is running

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Enabling SSH access on your vShield Manager

I noticed something cool today while playing with the vShield Manager in my vCloud Director lab. You can actually enable the SSH on your vSM by issuing this command from the VM console: ssh start Note that you have to be in the privileged mode (by typing “enable”) in order to start the SSH daemon.

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