#vRockstar Pre-VMworld Party Hard Rock Cafe – registration open!

Great news for anyone who. like me, is  attending VMworld Europe in Barcelona this year! See below for details! 🙂 We think that you are all VMworld Rockstars! So we decided to bring the vRockstar party back to VMworld Europe for a second year running! Last year was a blast and this year it’s going to be even better! Join Patrick Redknap, Marco Broeken, Robert Payne & Hans De Leenheer to kick off VMworld in style at the Hard Rock Cafe in Barcelona’s central square […]


Today I close this chapter, tomorrow I open a new one.

I don’t really know how to start this blog post as it is not a technical one… 🙂 The last couple of months have been really bad and troublesome for me and my family. Some of my good (twitter) friends already knew what was going on and have been a real help to me. The story begins in June, just 3 days before my holidays. My former employer decided to suddenly end my contract due […]

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Building vCloud Suite POC – Part 22: Configure vCenter Infrastructure Navigator

In the previous part we have deployed the vCenter Infrastructure Navigator virtual appliance and licensed it with a license key. In this part we will continue with configuration of the appliance. Configure vCenter Infrastructure Navigator The vCenter Infrastructure Navigator installs as a plug-in into the vCenter Web Client so in order start using it you have to open the vSphere Web Client. Open the vSphere Web Client and login with your administrator account or if […]

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Building vCloud Suite POC – Part 21: Add vCenter Infrastructure Navigator

As the vCloud Suite proof of concept environment is running and now the users can request resources from the Self Service Portal, we can now add another layer that automatically discovers application services, visualizes relationships and maps dependencies of applications on virtualized compute, storage and network resources. To do this, VMware offers the vCenter Infrastructure Navigator. Before we begin with the deployment of vCenter Infrastructure Navigator, let’s define what it actually is. vCenter Infrastructure Navigator […]

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Building vCloud Suite POC – Part 20: Request Resources Using vCAC Self Service Portal

In previous part of this vCloud Suite Proof of Concept we have integrated the vCloud Director with the vCloud Automation Center and created blueprints for virtual machines that a customer can request through the Self Service Portal. Now we will take a closer look at the resource request from the Self Service Portal. Request Resources Open the Self Service Portal by typing https://<vCAC_Server>/vCACSelfService address in your internet browser. Login with user credentials. I’ve created an […]