NLVMUG Conference 2014 – March 6 – Den Bosch

After some smaller VMware Usergroup meetings in 2013, it’s now time for some serious business: on March 6, the NLVMUG Conference 2014 will take place in  Congrescentrum 1931 Den Bosch, The Netherlands. The NLVMUG Conference 2014 is an annual full-day conference organized by the Dutch VMUG customer council and … [Read more...]

vCloud Automation Center – Creating State Change Workflows

One of the cool features of vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) is the ability to extend functionality by creating new or customizing existing workflows. VMware provides 6 state change workflows by default that you can customize using the vCloud Automation Center Designer. This tool includes a library of activities that … [Read more...]

Building vCloud Suite POC – Part 20: Request Resources Using vCAC Self Service Portal

In previous part of this vCloud Suite Proof of Concept we have integrated the vCloud Director with the vCloud Automation Center and created blueprints for virtual machines that a customer can request through the Self Service Portal. Now we will take a closer look at the resource request from the Self Service Portal. … [Read more...]

vCloud Automation Center Part 2 – Preparing the Installation

Installing vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) requires some preparation. Although you can potentially install all components including the database on one single server, this isn’t an approach that’s suitable for production use. I would recommend installing all components on one single server for quick product … [Read more...]

vCloud Automation Center Part 1 – Components Overview

Last year VMware acquired DynamicOps and their product called DynamicOps Cloud Automation Center (DCAC). DynamicOps originally started as part of the Credit Suisse’s Global Research and Development Group in 2005 to help the company address the operational and governance challenges of rolling out virtualization … [Read more...]