So a few days ago I posted up an article about what happens if you disable DRS in a vCD environment..... Well I stumbled across this article in VMware's knowledgebase: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2032893 "Great"...... I thought..... "I can use the snapshot functionality within Webclient to capture the resource pools!"......the only problem is, upon deeper digging I stumbled … Continue reading Retaining Resource Pools using Webclient
Software Defined Data Center......Virtualising Compute, Network and Storage....... (among other things)VMware already did the compute side of things....... Buying Nicira gave them the network side of things....... Buying Virsto gave them the storage side of things.....Looks like 2013 maybe a good year for VMware with lots of new shiny things coming out the pipeline....... ..... which … Continue reading Exciting times ahead for VMware and SDDC?
I remember watching this video when going through my vCloud Director training, and stumbled across it again a few days ago... thought I'd share it with you all! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0_tLVR6uUc Basically by disabling DRS on your vCloud resource cluster you remove all resource pools in vCenter (unfortunate side effect of DRS). Now vCloud Director relies heavily on … Continue reading DO NOT disable DRS within a vCloud environment!!
http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2013/07/12/distrusting_cloud/ So a very interesting article on the Reg...... and in a way I have to agree with some of the points the author raises: The reality is, Cloud is here to stay! It's been a buzzword for the past year or so but has only just started to get real traction in the industry … Continue reading Distrusting the Cloud (article from The Reg)
Auto-deploy... now that's a function that I've barely used.... but many see it as the future of deploying a cloud infrastructure. Obviously automation & orchestration is key to the cloud, so I'm not surprised that more and more articles are being written about auto-deployment. Read an article in the Reg today that got me thinking … Continue reading Auto-deploy
By default, when doing a failover with SRM the VMFS Datastores will be labeled with a “snap-xxxxxxx-name” because they will have been re-signatured during the failover process.This can cause issues for applications that may utilise the datastore name (for example some backup applications).To stop the renaming of the datastores edit the Advanced Settings of each … Continue reading SRM & datastore names
So one of the BIG problems at the moment is that SRM does not fully support protecting your vCloud environment. http://www.vmware.com/support/srm/srm-releasenotes-5-1-1.html#caveats It supports protecting your management cluster (so the vCenter servers, vCD cells, vCNS manager, vCM, DBs, etc), but it doesn't yet protect your resource cluster..... so all those VMs you've deployed in your organisations … Continue reading Protecting your Cloud (vCloud & SRM)