RHEL, CentOS and Oracle Linux 7 support on vCloud Director 2

VMware vCloud admins heads up, please note that recently released RHEL, CentOS and Oracle Linux 7 releases are NOT supported on current vCloud Director 5.5 releases. And in this case “no supported” also means not going to work! RHEL 7 introduced radical OS level changes which require changes in vCloud Director guest customization workflows, mostly on ...

Removing vDS VXLAN virtual wires using vCenter Orchestrator 2

Removing vDS VXLAN virtual wires using vCenter Orchestrator
In my previous article I wrote about provisioning vNetwork Distributed Switch backed VXLAN virtual wires using vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) and vCloud Network and Security (vCNS) REST API. In this article I will show you how to remove them using vCO. I will not go into details of creating REST workflow elements in this article, see ...

Provisioning vDS VXLAN virtual wires using vCenter Orchestrator 3

Provisioning vDS VXLAN virtual wires using vCenter Orchestrator
Recently while I was working on vSphere infrastructure automation processes I came up with a need to provision vNetwork Distributed Switch VXLAN virtual wires using vCenter Orchestrator 5.1 (vCO). I learned that there is no VMware vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS) plug-in for vCO 5.1 so I had to come up with a way to ...

VCP5-IaaS Beta Exam experience 6

VCP5-IaaS Beta Exam experience
Few weeks ago, I received an invite to take part in beta program of new VMware certification program VMware Certified Professional 5 – Infrastructure as a Service or VCP5-IaaS in short. In a essence VCP5-IaaS certification is about VMware vCloud Director based cloud services, this exam tests your know-how and experience of installing, managing and ...
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