This feature was also in 1.0.x, but I discovered at VMworld that not everyone knew about the Uber Admin menu within vCloud Director. To open the Uber Admin menu, login to your vCD cell, Click About in the Support pane on the right, then hold CTRL + SHIFT and press U. This will open the Uber Admin menu as shown below. This allows you to set a few advanced options for display within vCloud Director.
This is a quick post highlighting the Database Requirements for vCloud Director 1.5. It is mainly a reference post to save opening up the install guide every time you need to check the list. Oracle Database Support Oracle 10g Standard or Enterprise Edition Release 2 (10.2.0.x) Oracle 11g Standard or Enterprise Edition (11.1.0.x) Oracle 11g R2 (11.2.0.x) Microsoft SQL Support MS SQL Server 2005 Standard or Enterprise (SP4) MS SQL 2008 Express [64Bit] (SP2) MS SQL 2008 Standard [64Bit] MS SQL 2008 Enterprise [64Bit]
This is part 3 of my VMworld 2011 recap posts. Day 3. I woke up to aching legs, which is to be expected considering I have spent the last two days on my feet for around 14 hours. I had arrange to meet Chris Colotti (@ccolotti) for breakfast at 6.45 am. We were presenting our session “CIM1264 – Private vCloud Architecture Technical Deep Dive” at 8am. We headed off to the employee lounge, some of you may have noticed Chris’ tweet on breakfast for champions. It consisted of a bowl of Special K, Red Bull and a large cup of coffee (for me being the true Brit that I am, the coffee was replaced with Tea). We got to our session room for around 7.30am. The guy organising the Audio was great. He kindly agreed to play a bit more upbeat music, rather than the standard mellow music that had been played in our previous session. It was after all 7.30am. The number of people, who attended this session, being that it was 8am in the morning, impressed both Chris and myself, as there had been numerous parties the night before. We had received some feedback on the session surveys
This post is a little late. Being away with VMworld and presenting I found time increasingly limited. Anyway, both vSphere 5 and vCloud Director 1.5 have been released to GA. For further information follow the links below: VMware vSphere 5 VMware vCloud Director 1.5 VMware vShield 5
How do you start to describe your first VMworld? I think the best way is to use one word “WOW!” It all started off with attending a session by Duncan Epping (@DuncanYB) and Frank Denneman (@FrankDenneman) with Chris Colotti (@ccolotti) moderating. This session was titled “VSP1682 – vSphere Clustering Q&A“. It was very well organised and kudos to the guy that “Stumped the Chumps” and won the book for the unanswerable question. During this session I met Alan Renouf (@alanrenouf) who works in Technical Marketing and is a close friend of PowerCLIMan. I had spoke with Alan numerous times on Twitter, and was cool to finally meet him. I thoroughly enjoyed the live Q&A Duncan and Frank did, and was impressed with the sheer amount of people that turned up at 8am. Once the session finished it was off to the Speaker Resource Centre with Chris Colotti. We were presenting a session titled “CIM1264 – Private vCloud Architecture Technical Deep Dive” three times that week. We wanted to make sure everything was perfect so spent quite a few hours reviewing and tweaking the Slide Decks ready for Tuesday’s session. It was then time for lunch, a critical time of the