Changes to VMware’s vCloud Suite 5.5

Also read: VMworld 2013 San Francisco – Recap With the announcement of VMware vCloud Suite 5.5 (and vSphere 5.5), some interesting changes have been made to the composition of this suite. This article will point out these changes. First of all VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC, pronounced as vCake ;) is playing … [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...]

An introduction to VMware vCloud Planner

VMware vCloud Planner (or VMware Infrastructure Planner / VIP) is a new sales tool focused on showing VMware customers the financial benefits of moving from vSphere to a Software Defined Datacenter powered by VMware vCloud Suite . vCloud Planner uses as starting point the current  environment of the customer having  … [Read more...]

Building vCloud Suite POC – Part 2: Installing vCloud Director Cell

As we now know what vCloud Suite is from part one of this series, we can now start preparing the environment for deployment of the vCloud Director. Before we can start with the installation, there are certain components that must be configured first. Prepare the Database Before you begin with vCloud Director … [Read more...]

Building vCloud Suite POC – Part 1: Introduction

A few months ago I attended the VMware vCloud: Deploy and Manage the VMware Cloud v1.5 course but after the training I didn’t have any chance to put my knowledge into action until now. Recently I’ve got a question from one of our customers about vCloud Director features and possibilities so we have decided to [...] … [Read more...]