I have started to create this page to collate the number of growing vCloud PowerCLI scripts available. It is designed to make it easy for you to find the scripts you are looking for. If you have any scripts published on your blogs or know of any useful scripts, please leave a comment and I will add it to the list. vCloud PowerCLI scripts list Show-vCloudStats Timo Sugliani vCheck for vCloud Director Alan Renouf Install software in Isolated Machines Aidan Dalgleish Retrieving vCloud Director VM Hard Disk size Alan Renouf Simple VM reporting in vCloud with PowerCLI Jake Robinson Setting default VDSwitch security for vCloud with PowerCLI Jake Robinson Youtube – vCloud Director PowerCLI basic usage VMwareTV
Have you been affected by the Allocation Pool changes in VCD 5.1 when you upgraded? If you have been, and are looking for a way to make this allocation model the same as in VCD 1.5, VMware has included a feature in VCD 5.1.2 that allows you to change it back to the original way it was conceived. First lets look at the changes in the Allocation Pool. Massimo ReFerre has written a great article showing the differences between the two versions of the allocation model http://it20.info/2012/10/vcloud-director-5-1-1-changes-in-resource-entitlements/ In this article he provides a comparison chart for you to easily see the differences, and gives a nice review of allocation models at the end of the article. OK but what does all this mean for me? As I am sure you are more confused than when you started reading this post… perhaps it makes sense to put a stake in the ground and underline advantages and disadvantages of the three models with vCloud Director 5.1. The PAYG model is the most simplistic of the three. This model allows the tenant to scale without pre-configured limits. It does also allow cloud consumers to scale without any contractual agreement on resources. Sophisticated capping mechanisms now allows
Some of my colleagues and I have been presenting a vCloud training session today, and one of the students got the error “Peer not Authenticated” when deploying a vApp. To diagnose the problem, first we need to turn on debugging in vCloud Director. We do this by following the steps below: Select System Click the Administration Button Select General Enable the checkbox next to “Display Debug Information” Peer not Authenticated debug information Going back and looking at the error we see a lot more information. Now looking at this error you can see that it is an issue with SSL. This error can be resolved by disabling the checking of vCenter and vShield certificates. To do this follow the steps below: Select System Click the Administration Button Select General Scroll down until you see Certificates Remove the ticks from the checkboxes for “Verify vCenter and vSphere SSO certificates” and “Verify vShield Manager certficates” Click Apply Now if you retry the task everything will work as expected.
I have just found this really cool whitepaper thats been released: Using VMware Horizon Workspace to Enable SSO in VMware vCloud Director 5.1. This is really useful if you are looking at an alternative method of authentication with vCloud Director 5.1 VMware Horizon Workspace can be used to enable single sign-on for VMware vCloud Director 5.1. This white paper provides information and procedures for configuring vCloud Director to allow for account federation from VMware Horizon Workspace. To read the white paper click here The full details of the white paper is available here at the Tech Resource Center on VMware.com
Twitter have just announced that they will kill Facebook integration from Tweetdeck on May 7th. Quote from the Twitter/Tweetdeck site: To continue to offer a great product that addresses your unique needs, we’re going to focus our development efforts on our modern, web-based versions of TweetDeck. To that end, we are discontinuing support for our older apps: TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck for iPhone. They will be removed from their respective app stores in early May and will stop functioning shortly thereafter. We’ll also discontinue support for our Facebook integration. This is a major shame, I have been using tweetdeck for a few years now, and slowly all the integration with social media has been eroded. While I appreciate that Tweetdeck is now a Twitter owned and produced app, it really did make life easy updating and monitoring Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIN. I hope they reconsider this, but I very much doubt it. Looks like there is a gap in the market place again for an app that can manage all people’s social media in one place… Any takers or suggestions? To read more on this follow this link https://blog.twitter.com/2013/update-tweetdeck