PaaS with vCloud – Part 2 : Install and Configure vCloud Application Director 6.0

In this blog post we’ll go through the steps of creating an IP Pool for the vCAD before we start deploying it. In our previous  blog post we saw the Prerequisites for installing vCloud Application Director. The documentation of vCAD 6.0 does not actually list out creating an IP pool as a pre-requisite but i faced an error while deploying it. So Hey, it will not hurt to go through another step to make sure you got everything right. Also, there

PaaS with vCloud – Part 1 : Install and Configure vCloud Application Director 6.0

In our previous introduction blog post we saw the architecture of the PaaS Solution using vCloud Suite. In this Blog post we will be exploring the pre-requisites required to Install and Configure vCloud Application Director 6.0. Disk Space and Memory Requirements vCloud Application Director requires a minimum of 20GB of disk space, 2GB memory, and 1 vCPU with a speed of 2GHz. Port Requirements You must open certain ports for the vCloud Application Director virtual machine. Licensing Requirements You must type the serial

HOW TO : Upgrade vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6.0 to 6.0.1

In this blog post we will see  HOW TO : Upgrade vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6.0 to 6.0.1. Pre-requisites.  1. It is assumed that the vCAC Appliance is using vCenter 5.5.0b’s SSO. This leaves out the necessity to deploy/upgrade Identity Appliance. 2. Shutdown all the services by taking a SSH session to the vCAC Appliance and using the command service vcac-server stop   Steps involved in updating the Appliance. Go to the management console for your virtual appliance by using

VCP Certification now comes with an Expiration Date

Yes, you heard it right. VCP Certifications now come with an Expiration Date. Just like all certifications(At least most of them in the industry),  VMware too, has decided to  impose an expiration date on all its VCP Certifications. All the Certifications that are already given out and will be given out will come with a “Valid Through” Attribute which will say till when you will be holding the certificate before it expires. You will see this message if you login into