VMware has released a few more short free educational videos. They are short but feature some good information if you’re studying for the VCP exam. Everything from Standard vSwitches to vCloud to Site Recovery Manager.
Have a look at some of my favorites below:
Have a look out at http://vmwarelearning.com and my other post for more videos!
For anybody who’s installed VMware vCloud Director before you probably know how much of a pain it was to set up. Everything seemed to require something else and Oracle? Ugh. Now VMware has released an ovf that can be deployed which includes what you need to setup and run vCloud Director 1.5. You can download it here: https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/?p=vcloud-director15&lp=default
You might also want to check out the new vCloud Director 1.5 evaluation guide here: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMW-vCloud-Director1_5-EvalGuide.pdf
For those new to vCloud Director:
VMware vCloud Director is a software solution that enables enterprises to build secure, multi-tenant private clouds by pooling infrastructure resources into virtual datacenters and exposing them to users through Web-based portals and programmatic interfaces as fully automated, catalog-based services. By building secure and cost-effective private clouds with VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud Director, internal IT organizations can act as true service providers for the businesses they support, driving innovation and agility while increasing IT efficiency and enhancing security. This solution provides a pragmatic path to cloud computing by giving customers the power to leverage existing investments and the flexibility to extend capacity between clouds.
I wanted to post a link to Brian Wuchners blog. He’s got a nice write up from our experiences setting up and running VMware View inside of vCloud Director and he writes up why we went certain routes. Check it out if you’re interested! If you’re into the whole “inception” kind of thing, it might be for you as well. We had a lot of fun helping out the Cincinnati VMUG on the lab.