vCloud, Publish a Service – Part 1 | Service Provider

Flex Cloud | Publish a Service | Subscriber Catalog – Part 1   Accelerate you business by creating a low touch, multi-tenant service proposition on vCloud Director with the ability for your Customers to self-service and consume your pre-canned Services in the Cloud. Sounds great, lets’ see how you do...Read more

VMware SSL VPN Plus Multiple Profiles

Issue: VMware NSX SSP VPN Plus clients on a users workstation have a one-2-one mapping, meaning, you can only have 1 profile to an edge gateway per workstation. This is a nightmare for administators who may manage multiple environments. Resolution: There is a workaround on windows, i’ve not found one...Read more

vCloud Director, disable shared console sessions

Issue: You don’t want people to spy on your vmware web client session. Resolution: Unless you can squeeze in some downtime then i’d recommend doing this via powercli. Get connected to vCenter: #region: Inputs $yourvCenter = “input-vcenter-fqdn” $user = “inout-user” $pwd = “input-password” #endregion region: Execution Connect-VIServer $yourvCenter -User $user...Read more

Network Performance test, IPERF

Issue:I want to evaluate my network capabilty from a machine, server, environment. Resolution:IPERF is an industry standard tool for measuring network performance. It does this by establishing two nodes, a client and server partition and uses raw network calls to simulate and evaluate network performance. Unlike subjective tests like Windows...Read more

VMware NSX Edge Sizing Options…

A reference table around the different specifications avaliable for each size of VMware NSX Edge Gateways: NSX Edge (Compact) NSX Edge (Large) NSX Edge (Quad-Large) NSX Edge (X-Large) vCPU 1 2 4 6 Memory 512MB 1GB 1GB 8GB Disk 512MB 512MB 512MB 4.5GB + 4GB Interfaces 10 10 10 10 Sub...Read more

Cisco UCS Flexflash configuration…

Issue: I’d like to take advantage of RAID 1 on for an ESXi install on Cisco UCS M4/5 Blades. You’ll need the SD Module in your server for this.   Resolution: Like all UCS configuration, its a policy and it’s a bit more of an art to deploy than most...Read more