Monday, July 25, 2011

vCloud User and Resource Organization

I’ve been struggling with understanding how PvDC’s(Provider vDC), Org vDC’s(Organization vDC), Organizations all relate inside of vCD.  I drew up a graphic that helps me understand, hope it helps you as well.


Click the picture for a full size graphic.  Thanks to our resident vCloud expert @tomralph for helping me understand

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

vCD (vCloud Director) Provider vDC Setup problem

You click “Add Provider vDC”, then you select your vCenter server, but the clusters you want to add do not show up in the right hand panes under “resource pool” and “VC Path”.  The reason is that you don’t have DRS setup on the clusters, Cloud Director will need that to create the resource pools while setting up the Provider vDC.

Monday, July 11, 2011

R.I.P. my first iPad2 4/4/11 to 7/8/11


Oh how I barely knew you, only a little over 3 months old before you were dropped to you death by my 7 year old daughter on the tile floor.  I always assumed we'd part because you’d get stolen out of my car. Why didn't she break my old iPad1?

Luckily, the story has a happy ending, when googling to find a repair shop, I found a number of people saying that apple had replaced their iPad for free as a one-time-only courtesy.  I went down to my local apple store, they did give me a replacement iPad right there on the spot, with a warning that next time it will cost me $350 to repair it.  Thank you Apple, nice job, very classy move.  I was most likely going to go with a droid tablet next time, now the decision will start out leaning twards and iPad3.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Minimum vCM (VMware vCenter Configuration Manager) 5.4 install

What you’ll need:

1) Hardware and Software Requirements Guide

2) Copy of vCM Software

3) License File

4) SQL 2008 R2 Software


6) Windows 2008 R2 Server

7) At least one Domain Service Account

8) Add local hostname & local DC’s to the “hosts” file

9) Turn off IE ESC (at least for administrators)

10) Remote Desktop On & Firewalls Off

11) turn off UAC, enable IIS AD Auth

Friday, July 1, 2011

Can’t modify-edit-save hosts file under 2008 R2

Click on the windows button, then type in “notepad” in the search box, you will see the notepad icon near the top of the window.  Right click it, “run as administrator” then open the file “%windir%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts” then go ahead and edit it.