vCloud Availability: Replication of Powered-off VM

Just a short post about a feature I recently learned. In vSphere Replication when you are configuring replication of powered-off VM you will get the following message: The virtual machine is not powered on. Replication will start when the virtual machine is powered on. The replication is actually configured and its placeholder VM is created … Continue reading vCloud Availability: Replication of Powered-off VM

SSO for vCloud Availability Portal UI

This is a quick followup on my yesterday’s blog post that discussed how to customize vCloud Director UI with additional links. vCloud Availability has separate Portal UI where the users can monitor status of their replications and optionally trigger failover operations. Wouldn’t it be nice if the link from vCloud Director UI would automatically sign … Continue reading SSO for vCloud Availability Portal UI

Architecting a VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director Solution

Another vCloud Architecture Toolkit whitepaper that I authored was published on the vCAT SP website – it discusses how to architect vCloud Availability solution in large production scenarios. It is based on real live deployments and includes the following chapters:       Introduction Use Cases Disaster Recovery Migration vCloud Availability Architecture Design Overview vCloud … Continue reading Architecting a VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director Solution

vCloud Availability: Replication Traffic Deep Dive

VMware this week released¬†vCloud Availability 1.0.1. It is a disaster recovery as a service solution that extends vCloud Director and enables VM replications between vSphere environments and a multitenant public cloud. One of the unique features it offers is that there is no need for private networks for replication traffic¬†between the tenant on-prem environment and … Continue reading vCloud Availability: Replication Traffic Deep Dive

vCloud Availability – Orchestration with PowerCLI

vCloud Availability – Orchestration with PowerCLI

In my last post I have introduced vCloud Availability – a Disaster Recovery extension for vCloud Director and also have shown how service providers can monitor the key components of the solution. Today I will show how tenants can orchestrate failover of their VMs to the cloud with PowerCLI without the need to have access … Continue reading vCloud Availability – Orchestration with PowerCLI