VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Gottchas

I was recently on a vCloud Air DR project for a customer and came across a number of gottchas that I thought would be useful to highlight. VMs with hardware version < ver. 7 Virtual machines need to be at least version 7 or greater in order to successfully replicate using the vSphere replication appliance …

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How to manage vCloud Air via the vSphere client

In order to manage the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service with the vSphere client you first need to install the vCloud Connector. The vCC comes in one free version now, it used to be two but now you get all features for free. This post shows the steps to set this up: Summary: Download the vCC …

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Understanding the basics of vCloud Air networking

Internally within vCloud Air there are two types of networks you can create: Isolated Routed Isolated Networks Isolated networks allow traffic only between virtual machines within that network therefore they are not able to communicate to the outside world. The use cases for these are more limited than for routed networks, but could be useful when …

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