21 09, 2017

Ravello on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure goes GA!

By | 2017-09-21T17:59:41+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Ravello, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere|0 Comments

A few months back, I reported the return of Ravello with exciting new capabilities in the pipeline. Being a big fan of the technology, I was very excited to know what’s coming and couldn’t wait for its release. Today, I am pleased to say that Oracle is announcing the general availability of Ravello on Oracle [...]

27 06, 2016

CloudCamp – London – A must attend!

By | 2016-12-11T15:24:59+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Cloud, General|0 Comments

So after so many attempts, I was finally able to attend Cloud Camp - London for the first time. It worked out quite nicely as I was at LonVMUG during the day and Cloud Camp's venue is just a short walk away. If you don't know about Cloud Camp already: CloudCamp is an "unconference" where [...]

26 04, 2016

A New Journey to the Cloud

By | 2016-12-11T15:24:59+00:00 April 26th, 2016|General|2 Comments

At the beginning of last year, I decided to become an independent contractor, so that I could be available for my parents whenever they needed me. That worked out quite well financially, allowing me to take time off when required. Being able to pick the kind of assignments I wanted also helped me enjoy them [...]

9 10, 2015

My Session Schedule at VMworld Europe 2015

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:01+00:00 October 9th, 2015|VMware, VMworld|2 Comments

Like many of you, I am also looking forward to attending VMworld this year. I have a feeling that this year, VMware has left a bit more for Barcelona than last year and I hope my hunch is right. Just thought I should do a quick post, listing the sessions I have booked for myself, [...]

8 10, 2014

vCloud Connector 2.6 Node Error: Incorrect URL

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:02+00:00 October 8th, 2014|Cloud, Virtualization|0 Comments

Just a quick note about a weird bug I came across yesterday. I was implementing a vCloud Connector 2.6 setup and about to do "Cloud Registrations" on their respective nodes. However, the following error message was returned when I first tried it: Incorrect url https://<<Domain Name>>.local I double-checked the URL in case it was mistyped [...]

29 09, 2014

vCAC 6.0.1 Upgrade to 6.1: Database Upgrade Script Error

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:03+00:00 September 29th, 2014|Cloud, How To, vCAC, Virtualization|5 Comments

While upgrading a vCAC (vCloud Automation Center) 6.0.1 environment to 6.1 a couple of days back, I hit this error message while upgrading the IaaS database, using the database upgrade script: Java version 1.7 or higher (64-bit) must be installed, the environment variable JAVA_HOME must be sent to the Java install folder, and %JAVA_HOME%\bin\java.exe must [...]

16 03, 2013

Getting Started with VMware Hybrid Cloud

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:07+00:00 March 16th, 2013|Cloud, ESX, Firewall, How To, vCenter, Virtual Lab, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere, Windows|0 Comments

In the past couple of years, the term "cloud services" has become very fashionable.  Every company wants to be on it.  So, even if your day-to-day job is not virtualization, it still makes sense to know about it.  Now, even though a cloud service is just a platform outside your own private environment, to someone [...]