How to provision a VM in VMware vCac and edit settings

I been working with a couple of other team members as we rebuild the lab at work. We have added a lot of capcity to the lab that will be used to demo and test all the products that we sell. This week we stood up vCloud Automation Center (vCac) and I was kicking the tires and thought it would be good to show off the nice looking customer side portal that it offers compared to the vCloud Director portal.

This walk through is the process a user would follow to provision a new VM from a blueprint from the portal. Nothing crazy here just a simple demo on what things would look like.

The main portal page shown below in Image 1 is what you will see when first logging into the portal. From this view the user gets a summary of the VMs they have running or powered off, along with info about VMs that are expiring and reclaim requests. To start the process I will click on the Blueprints button shown in blue below, for this demo we created a blue print with a basic Linux VM template.

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About Brian Suhr

Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design

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Top Virtualization blog voting results are in – Thanks for your support

The results are in for the 2013 Top blog voting. I was lucky enough to just make it into the Top 50 again this year. This is a bigger accomplishment this year with a little over 200 blogs now in the voting. While there was almost no change in my ranking from last year, I did receive a lot more votes than in 2012. This allowed me to retain my Top 50 ranking with the added competition.

I wanted to say thanks to all that voted for me this year. I will continue to try and write on a regular basis and find topics that are of interest to others. You can see the full list of results via the link below.

http://vsphere-land.com/news/2013-top-vmware-virtualization-blog-voting-results.html

 

 

About Brian Suhr

Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design

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LoginVSI creates a VIP program for vExpert, CTP and MVP programs

If you have worked with any VDI products in the past or have the need to size or design an environment, the ability to test your design under load is important. I have used Login VSI in the past and it was very helpful in testing out different architectures.

Login VSI simulates unique user workloads with realistic user behavior. The user workloads use the same applications as a typical employee such as Word, Outlook or IE and are available in a light, medium, heavy or multimedia version.

Much like VMware, Veeam and other vendors have done already, Login VSI is recognizing leaders in the fields of VMware, Microsoft and Citrix with licenses to use for their own testing. These can help them with lab testing and be used to create valuable content for the community. I have already signed up and look forward to using LoginVSI again in my lab.

The three leading virtualization vendors: Citrix, VMware and Microsoft offer their own dedicated programs for this elite group of specialists. The Login VSI VIP program builds on these programs and offers a number of special benefits to all active Citrix Technology Professionals (CTP), to all VMware vExperts, and to Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) for App-V, Remote Desktop Services and Virtual Machine.

What is included in the Login VSI VIP program

  • A free (for non-commercial use) Login VSI Pro license (12 months, 100 user sessions)

  • Your relevant blog posts featured on our website

  • Login VSI goodies (like the “I love a good performance” T-shirt) when we meet in person

  • Direct access to our support, product marketing and development team

 

To sign up for the program visit the LoginVSI signup page. 

About Brian Suhr

Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design

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Voting for Top Virtualization Blogs is now open

Its that time of year again and Eric Siebert is running his voting for the top Virtualization Blogs. Eric collects all this voting data and publishes the list that is active for the year. He offers a main category and several sub categories such as VDI, Independent Blogger and several others.

Some of the things that you should take into account when voting are listed below.

  • Longevity – Anyone can start a blog but it requires dedication, time & effort to keep it going. Some bloggers start a blog only to have it fall to the wayside several months later. Things always come up in life but the good bloggers keep going regardless of what is happening in their life.

  • Length – It’s easy to make a quick blog post without much content, nothing wrong with this as long as you have good content in the post that people will enjoy. But some bloggers post pretty long detailed posts which takes a lot of time and effort to produce. The tip of the hat goes to these guys that burn the midnight oil trying to get you some great detailed information.

  • Frequency – Some bloggers post several times a week which provides readers with lots of content. This requires a lot of effort as bloggers have to come up with more content ideas to write about. Frequency ties into length, some do high frequency/low length, some do low frequency/high length, some do both. They’re all good and require a lot of time and effort on the bloggers part.

  • Quality – It all comes down to whats in the blog post regardless of how often or how long the blog posts are. After reading a blog post if you come away with learning something that you did not previously know and it benefits you in some way then you know you are reading a quality post. Good quality is usually the result of original content, its easy to re-hash something previously published elsewhere, the good bloggers come up with unique content or put their own unique spin on popular topics.

Last year I was lucky enough to be listed in the Top 50 blogs, earning the #47 position. This was a huge honor for me that represented a year of hard work. I try to share things that I come across in my projects working with customers and other experts on my team. Writing helps me to retain the information myself and hopefully is able to help others in the community by sharing the details.

This year I would appreciate your vote in the following categories.

  • 10 Favorite blogs voting
  • Favorite VDI blog (If available)

Voting will run until 3/1 so be sure to get your votes in. All the bloggers on the list work hard on their content and will appreciate your vote.

 

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About Brian Suhr

Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design

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Moved site to a New hosting provider

You may have noticed that I have moved the blog to a new hosting provider, or maybe you did not. Well hopefully you will notice that the site is performing faster. The old provider I had been using for various sites over the past 10 years had gotten pretty slow.

By moving to a new provider I hope to be able to provide a better performing experience for my readers. I think that all the bugs are worked out and things should be performing normal again. But if you find something that is broken or not working right, drop me a comment or email and I will get it fixed.

Thanks again to all that take the time to drop by and read my ramblings from time to time.

About Brian Suhr

Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design

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