• vCloud Director Snapshots with PowerCLI

    Jake Robinson, October 12th, 2012

    If you or your provider are already running vCloud Director 5.1, you now have access to take a single snapshot of your VMs. If you want to play with snapshots in PowerCLI, you’re going to need the module in this blog. PowerCLI 5.1 currently only supports the vCloud API 1.5, which means there are no 5.1 API… Read More

  • Uploading VMs to vCloud with OVFtool

    Jake Robinson, August 10th, 2012

    VMware’s OVFtool is a command line tool that allows you to convert VMware Virtual Machines to Open Virtualization Format, or OVF. In the latest version, it can also upload VMs to vCloud Director for you as well! To do this, OVFtool simply requires a source (VMX or OVF), and a destination (a vCloud Locator). The… Read More

  • The 4 Levels of Replication for Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

    Jake Robinson, May 11th, 2012

    Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) is big on the hype meter right now, and cloud computing providers are clamoring to find solutions to fill the gap. The biggest driver in DR in the Cloud is the utility-like aspect of purchasing infrastructure, because you only pay for what you use. Disaster Recovery lends itself well to the concept of cloud… Read More

  • VMware vCloud Powershell (Part 1: Get-vCloud)

    Jake Robinson, November 4th, 2010

    VMware vCloud Director (and vCloud Datacenter) is the answer to a lot of needs. It gives the VMware Administrator the ability to grant more control to different departments (or orgs), provide better insight into how orgs are using resources, and the ability to control a worldwide infrastructure from a central management system. There are, of course,… Read More