VMware Cloud Services vs VMware Cloud on AWS

Last week at VMworld in Vegas, VMware announced two new service offerings. In this post I will point out the key differences between each service as well as some of the features that both share. Hopefully this will help you clearly understand what these services offer as well as help Continue reading

Introducing VMware Sample Exchange

Have you ever wanted to do something custom with VMware software but just did not know where to start? Or did you hear from other customers about interesting integrations or customizations of VMware but not sure how they did that? We’ll the times are a changing. Recently VMware announced Sample Continue reading

How to reindex the vRA7 Appliance Database

The vRealize Automation 7 appliance provides the UI and portal functionality for vRA (among other things). Behind the scenes it is running a vPostgres database to store information about approvals, catalog items and some logging. Over time the database tables can become fragmented and impact performance of the portal. Always Continue reading

vRealize Automation or OpenStack or both?

If you are reading this your most likely a vSphere shop and have a high amount of virtual servers in your data center. As you know, you can quickly right click and spin up a new VM. However, the challenge is getting all of the infrastructure and integrations in place Continue reading

How to SSH to Public DNS name of AWS instances in vCAC

This example is assuming that vCAC is configured to provision Linux instances to an Amazon availability zone with a VPC configured with public and private subnets and that the Security group is configured to allow SSH traffic. For information on connecting to a private address refer to the following blog Continue reading

Enhanced provisoning support for vCloud Director with vCAC 5.2!

VMware recently released vCloud Automation Center 5.2. In this release they have added the ability to automate provisioning to vCloud director. This new feature allows you to add policy, approval workflows and cost information to your vCloud Director users. The vCAC server is installed in your data center. vCAC can Continue reading