Just a quick announcement that a vCloud Director Object Storage Extension Reference Design that I wrote is now available at this link.
It deep dives into the use cases, architecture, includes recommended deployment options and description of the new feature of 1.0.1 related to multisite deployments. There are also results of performance tests of the overhead the extension adds over the direct use of the native storage platform.
The vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Provider website has been updated with new set of documents. All documents were re-branded with the new VMware Cloud Provider Program logos that replace the old vCloud Air Network brand.
My Architecting a VMware vCloud Director Solution for VMware Cloud Providers whitepaper has been refreshed to include vCloud Director 8.10 and 8.20 additions that were missing in the previous version. The current version of the document is 2.8 with August 2017 release date.
Here is summary of the new or updated topics:
- Cell sizing
- vCloud DB performance tips
- New vCenter Chargeback Manager network metrics
- vRealize Business for Cloud
- vRealize Log Insight
- vRealize Operations Manager
- NSX Networking updates
- Storage support
- vCloud RBAC
- Org VDC vSphere Resource Settings
- VCDNI deprecation
- New Org VDC Edge GW features
- Distributed Firewall
- VM Auto import
- vCloud API for NSX
- vCloud Director orchestrated upgrade
The document can be downloaded in PDF format or viewed online.