The Hostname is about to die!!

I remember as a kid going to Pizza friday nights playing Gauntlet and hearing that computer voice saying “Red Warrior is about to die” over and over. I now realize this was just a way to get more quarters from me.  Click here to hear it Today I feel this Continue reading The Hostname is about to die!!

How to configure “Approval at” in vCAC 6

Remember way back in vCAC 5.2 days ; – ) how you could configure an approval at threshold for CPU’s, Memory, Storage and Lease days? Now let’s look at vCAC 6 In vCAC 6 the Approvals have been completely redesigned and revamped. This is because vCAC is not just about Continue reading How to configure “Approval at” in vCAC 6

vCAC 6 is here!!

Merry Christmas! Santa Arrived early this year with the greatest gift of all! vCAC 6.0 is a game-changing release that enables IT to deliver infrastructure, applications, desktops and virtually any kind of IT service in a simple yet highly configurable and rich self-service experience. It is also a significant step Continue reading vCAC 6 is here!!

Self Service Application Deployment with vCAC, vCO and Chef!

Updated 9/3/2015 – This is the old way using the Design Center. See here for the new way using vRO extension. https://www.vmtocloud.com/vravcac-chef-client-extension/ One of the things I love about vCAC is it’s ability to integrate with just about anything right out of the box. Add vCO to the mix and Continue reading Self Service Application Deployment with vCAC, vCO and Chef!

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

Microsoft/Oracle Reality Check

As you most likely have heard, Microsoft and Oracle have reached an agreement to support Oracle technology running on Hyper-V and Azure. See the announcements from both companies websites and read more here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2013/Jun13/06-24WSNewsPR.aspx https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud/entry/oracle_and_microsoft_join_forces To summarize, Oracle has certified it’s software running on Oracle Linux or Windows Server that Continue reading Microsoft/Oracle Reality Check