darrylcauldwell.com On a journey around the datacenter and public cloud.

Querying vCloud Director REST API

If you find the vCloud Director GUI a little annoying a nice way to get the information you need is via the REST API. Using the REST API you can gather information (GET), update information (PUT) and call operational methods like (POST).

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VMware VCA-NV Study Resources

While studying for VCA-NV I found a few study resources online which I found and used to help me pass the VCA-NV.

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VMware VCP-NV Study Resources

While studying for VCP-NV I found a lot of study resources online which were in varying stages of completion.   Here are the resources I’ve found and how they map to each blueprint objective.

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Create A VMware Integrated OpenStack Glance Windows VM Image

While looking at OpenStack as the control plane for vSphere it appears there isn’t too much detail and I found it tricky to create my first OpenStack image.  Here are the steps I followed.

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NetApp Cloud OnTap For AWS

NetApp has often been a pioneer of bleeding edge concepts in storage. When designing data ONTAP and the WAFL file system they were the first to look at creating a virtual control plane for data. They also pioneered fully non disruptive upgrades when the introduced clustered data ONTAP.  They then introduced ONTAP Edge for providing the really cool features of data ONTAP for non NetApp SANs. Recently the pioneering spirit has been continuing with the launch of Cloud ONTAP for AWS which takes the clustered data ONTAP features to overlay Amazon EC2 storage.

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