Deploying WordPress using vCloud Automation Center Application Services

WordPress is a really good piece of software which is used by millions of bloggers and website builders around the world. The are thousands of themes available and also numerous plugins that make it most used blogging platform. I have always loved the way it’s designed and how easy it is to get started with, even if one has no previous experience with blogging and web site building. Enough said, in this blog post we will see how to deploy wordpress

Importing application blueprints into vCAC Application Services

When i deployed the new vCAC application services ( formerly known as vCloud Application director) i realized that there are no default applications (like clustered DotShoppongCart, jPetStore etc) that used to be there in the previous versions. After a little digging and remembering that there was an option which let you import and export application blueprints in the previous versions, i stumbled upon the import option in the darwin-cli. That let to this blog post where i thought i will

Migrating vCloud Application Director 6.0.1 to vCAC Application Services 6.1

Migrating vCloud Application director 6.0.1 to vCAC Application Services 6.1 was introduced with the new release of v6.1 of vCAC. We’ve come a long way since VMware announced the vCAC product after their acquisition of DynamicOps back in 2012-2013. VMware has made lot of changes in the way the other SDDC products interact/integrate with vCAC which is the center piece. Now with the release of v6.1, Application services gets tightly integrated with vCAC which brings in the capability of PaaS

Updating vCloud Application Director license in 5 simple steps

vCloud Application Director (vCAD) is a VMware product which helps in building application blueprints for deployments on cloud. It comes as part of vCloud Suite and can be licensed based on OSI model or per core if one’s going with vCloud Suite licensing. Unlike most of the VMware products, vCloud Application Director does not have an option on the GUI to update the license. If you own a perpetual license this would not bother you. If you own a lab