vCloud Availability – Resizing Disk of Protected VM

A customer asked how to resize a disk of very large VM (file server) which is protected with vCloud Availability and thus replicated to the cloud. It is not straight forward as the underlying replication engine relies on tracking changed blocks and both the source and target disks must have the same size. In short … Continue reading vCloud Availability – Resizing Disk of Protected VM

Embedding vCloud Availability Portal into vCloud Director UI

Some time ago I blogged about the possibility to link to vCloud Availability Portal directly from vCloud Director UI (here and here). This was done by inserting custom links into the vCloud Director Flex UI. vCloud Director 9.x tenant HTML5 UI provides much richer possibilities to embed additional links, pages and full websites. My colleague … Continue reading Embedding vCloud Availability Portal into vCloud Director UI

vCloud Availability – Updated Whitepaper

I have updated my vCAT-SP vCloud Availability whitepaper to reflect changes that came with vCloud Availability 2.0 and vSphere 6.5/6.7. It can be downloaded from the vCAT-SP siteĀ from the Storage and Availability section. The direct link to PDF is here. You will know you have the latest document if you see June 2018 date on … Continue reading vCloud Availability – Updated Whitepaper

vCloud Availability – Cloud Proxy with Multiple NICs

Cloud Proxy is important component of vCloud Availability solution that sits in DMZ and tunnels replicated traffic in and out of the provider’s environment. For deep dive on the traffic flows see this older article. Cloud Proxy is very similar to vCloud Director cell, it runs on Linux VM, can be multihomed with internet and … Continue reading vCloud Availability – Cloud Proxy with Multiple NICs

What’s New in vCloud Availability 2.0.1

Minor patch of vCloud Availability 2.0.1 was released last week. Besides many bug fixes, improved documentation and support for Cassandra version 3.x I want to highlight two undocumented features and add upgrade comment. Provider vSphere Web Client Plugin This is a return from 1.0 version of anĀ  experimental feature, where the provider can monitor state … Continue reading What’s New in vCloud Availability 2.0.1