Archive for October, 2010
After long absence, tomorrow I’ll have to conduct another VMware JumpStart training for my three different customers. It’s been almost a year since my last training and I’m not so sure whether I can give a speak and last for two days or not tomorrow. The last time I did was hell and I had some infection in my throat after that. Yeh.. Probably I can forget a bit about project even though it’s just for two days. No need to think about the design, strategy, complaint and bla bla bla. Or perhaps, this is the right time for me to evaluate what and how I did it last year. No matter what, I still believe by sharing my knowledge and experience with others it’s still a good thing to do.
p/s : What! already 12:41 am and I still didn’t go through the modules yet!
Update : 27/10/20102 comments
Well this is a good news for my Team indeed. This morning my Boss asked me to accompany him and having lunch together with a guy from Cisco. Initially I thought this could be another technical dicussion or perhaps some partner meet up between my Boss and Cisco. Who knows suddenly my Boss informed me that we are going to implement Cisco UCS very soon for one of our customer in public sector. It’s like a dream come true actually. Before this, I can ONLY envision what the UCS really all about. I never know how well it’s going to work with vSphere and how intricate the solution is. Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to this opportunity and can’t wait to lead my team and start with the implementation ASAP regardless whether it’s B or C series.
p/s : Don’t worry. I don’t care if my team is not the first team to implement this in M’sia1 comment
I believe some of my colleague will agree with me that’s today is the sad day for all of us in xxx. This is because one of our colleague finally decided to leave us and looking forward for new challenge with another company. I don’t know why but my feeling telling me that I’m going to miss this guy a lot. I still remember he is the one who helped me during 3 months project for one of my customer in KL even though he was assigned last time to do more for Pre-Sales job. We spent most of the time after mid night at customer site for the migration, having dinner at one Mamak restaurant and went back home in the morning for almost a month till the project finished.
What ever the reason is, just want to say “thank you and good luck”.
p/s : I’m going to miss you dude..4 comments
If suddenly you are not able to locate one of your vApps from the catalog but you able to see it from your vCenter, high chances that your vApps lease time has already expired. But don’t panic, you can renew it at anytime as below :-
- Login to your vCD,
- Go to Organization vDCs
- Go to “expired items”
- Right click your desire “vApps”
- Choose “renew”
By right, your vApps will move to “vApps” item and ready to roll (resume).
Notes : When you choose “renew”, don’t forget to tick “Reset lease” and reconfigure it with new lease time. Make sure you able to receive some notification from vCD for any vApps which is going to be expired.
“Cloud Director will stop the vApp “vApp_AD” on 10/21/2010 at 2:14:23 AM.
You can extend the runtime lease in the properties of vApp “vApp_AD”:”
Just found this yesterday. We actually can change from default vCD to our own logo by going to :-
- Login to your vCD using “administrator” account,
- Go to “Administration” tab,
- Click “Branding”
- Click “Browse” button to upload your own logo.
- Click “Apply”
By right, the changes will go to your header, footer and your login page. There is button for us to change our company name as well as shown in the picture below.
Recently, while I’m registering for VMware event here, I saw one of VMware competitor with their funniest tags line ever :
- We are the first to do this,
- We are the first sold this VMware,
- We are the first bla..bla..bla..
Although from their business perspective this is normal nowadays but to me, what the heck! I don’t say this is not right and they cannot do this. They have their right to use what ever strategy which they think is good! However, I would rather not to be the first if the solution can be done by everyone. It’s like Ah Seng VS Raju story :-
- Raju : “I’m the first one who upgraded his car engine from N/A to standard VTEC”
- Ah Seng : “Wow nice, but I also upgraded my engine recently from N/A to Bolt-on Twin Turbo plus NOS”
Perhaps I can also suggest to my Boss with below tags as well :
- We are the first to implement this for this customer A,
- We are the first implemented DRC accross states (not country),
- We are the first well known partner which is most helpful in the country,
- The first partner implement solution A + Solution B
After some research about vCloud Director(vCD) last night, I took one step further by performing vCD installation on one my office Lab. Without doubt VMware vCloud Director product site, Duncan and Hany post more or less help me to understand a bit about vCD and overall installation process. Although what’s I’m going to show here is slightly different from what you have seen before, please be informed this configuration is totally unsupported. My main objective here is to show you how the installation process can be done. However, I will not at anytime will be responsible for any outcome that you may have during or after the installation.
My Setup :