Bulk destroy virtual machines in VMware vCAC 6.0

During my current project where I’m implementing vCloud Automation Center as a multi-tenant, private cloud solution, I came across a lot of challenges. One of these challenges was the fact that it didn’t seem possible to bulk destroy virtual machines. This post clarifies how this can be done and what the requirements are.

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Things to keep in mind when replacing #VMware #vSphere certificates

Some time ago, I replaced the SSL certificates in our test environment with the SSL Certificate Automation Tool. Everything went well, but some of the applications we were using or evaluating stopped working. This post will hopefully help you prevent applications to stop working after you replace the certificates in your environments.

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VMworld 2013: How to Build Public and Private Cloud Services with VMware Technologies #PHC6064

Ok, I’m going to be honest because I feel I have to.

I expected a lot about this session and learn some new things or get some new ideas to implement in my deployed vCloud Director environment. Actually I didn’t learn anything because the speakers from OVH.com were not to be understood, at all. Only seeing their slides didn’t make up for this bad presentation. This is my opinion, maybe other people liked the session, but seen the fact that about 30-40 people walked away, I don’t think that’s the case.

The presentation was mostly about their cloud solution and that they have used vCloud Director to serve their customers. They automated a lot and deliver vSphere as a Service.

Because I didn’t want to be all negative, I stayed untill the session was over and went to them to ask something about my vCloud Director environment. They did tell me how they configured their environment to help me and that is something positive. I will fill in the survey for this session and hopefully these guys will be back next year with a better English tongue =)