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Work with VMware Cloud Director Advisories

Since version 10.2 Advisories are a great addition to communicate everyone a message after they login to VMware Cloud Director’s portal. This is known in vCenter Server as a message of the day and has been around a long time. The messages in vCloud can appear to system administrators, the users within an organization, or […]

Bitnami Cassandra Database for Storing Historic vCloud Metrics Data – Part 2

In Part 1 we covered how to deploy bitnami Cassandra image on vCenter servers. Now it’s time to configure the Cassandra database and vcloud director cell. Configuration of Cassandra Open the firewall ports so the nodes can communicate with each other and also vCloud Cell with these nodes We are going to make some configuration […]

VMware Cloud Director 10.2 interface enhancements

VMware Cloud Director 10.2 has been with us since October 15 2020 bringing new features In this post I cover UI Enhancements: Quick Search; Advisories; Certificate Management showing how will simplify and speed up some experiences VMware Cloud Director version 10.2 includes the following: NSX-T Advanced Functional Parity:  NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi), Distributed Firewall , VRF-lite, Cross VDC […]

Removing missing ESXi host from VMware Cloud Director

Working with VMware Cloud Director for traditional vSphere administrator teams could generate the need of doing a re-cap of how to perform maintenance of hosts. We have seen on different environments that engineers performing ESXi host patching, updates and other lifecycle management including adding and removing hosts they tent to miss checking the host health […]

Configure vCloud Director to use IBM Cloud Identity as SAML provider

If you want to import users and groups from a SAML identity provider to your vCloud organization, you need to configure your system organization with a SAML identity provider to establish a mutual trust by exchanging metadata.. Imported users can log in to the system organization with the credentials established in the SAML identity provider. […]

How to effortless delete 1000’s audit events in vCloud Director DB

During recent vCloud Director cell upgrades and database migrations it was noticed the size of DB increased drastically and the amount of time needed to migrate a DB from SQL Server database to PostgreSQL database specially during creation and data migration of TABLE “audit_event” Normally I let this process run unattended until it completes minutes later […]

VEEAM Cloud Connect DR to IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions-Part1

In this post we are going to create a replication job using IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions (vCloud Director) and VEEAM Cloud Connect. We hope you enjoy it! The scenario consist of a customer running a vSphere infrastructure and wanting to migrate or recovery virtual machines to a cloud provider offering IaaS with vCloud Director […]

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