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Building vCloud Suite POC – Part 3: vCloud Director Configuration

Okay, the vCloud Director is up and running as installed in the previous post. Now it is time to start the initial configuration of vCloud Director. Initial Configuration Open a web browser, in my case Internet Explorer, and navigate to the vCloud Director URL. For example: https://<vCD_FQDN_or_IP>/cloud/ You will be presented with the VMware vCloud Director Setup wizard. Click Next to continue. Read the EULA, accept it and click Next. Enter a license key and […]

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Building vCloud Suite POC – Part 2: Installing vCloud Director Cell

As we now know what vCloud Suite is from part one of this series, we can now start preparing the environment for deployment of the vCloud Director. Before we can start with the installation, there are certain components that must be configured first. Prepare the Database Before you begin with vCloud Director Installation, you have to create a database with specific configuration. You can use Oracle or Microsoft SQL to do it. In this case, […]

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Building vCloud Suite POC – Part 1: Introduction

A few months ago I attended the VMware vCloud: Deploy and Manage the VMware Cloud v1.5 course but after the training I didn’t have any chance to put my knowledge into action until now. Recently I’ve got a question from one of our customers about vCloud Director features and possibilities so we have decided to create a proof of concept (POC) environment and let them explore this product to see if it offered the solution […]

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2013 Top VMware & Virtualization Blog voting results are in!

A few weeks ago Eric Siebert from started the annual voting for the best VMware & Virtualization blogs. This was the first time Default Reasoning was taking part of the voting. Today the results were published on and I’m happy to announce that Default Reasoning not ended as last! 🙂 In fact, Default Reasoning ended on the #206 position out of 243 other blogs. Also, I ended on #41 in the Favorite Independent Blogger category. I’m quite […]


PL VMware User Group Meeting

The Poland VMware User Group meeting will be held at march 21st in Warsaw at Hotel Westin located at Al. Jana Pawła II 21 street. Twitter hashtag #PLVMUG Agenda looks very interesting with speakers from VMware, Veeam, Trend Micro and Hitachi. So, if you are in the area, I strongly recommend you visit this free event! You can register at the VMUG website. For any questions about the event and accommodation, please e-mail Cheers! – Marek.Z

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Voting is now open for the 2013 top VMware & Virtualization blogs!

Every year, Eric Siebert from runs the annual voting for the best VMware & Virtualization blogs. This year is the first time Default Reasoning is taking part of the voting. So, if you found my blogs interesting and worth reading in the past year, your vote would be highly appreciated! 🙂 You can find Default Reasoning (Marek.Z) in the general blog listing and also in the Independent Blogger section. Click here to start voting! […]


My VCAP5-DCD exam experience

Two days ago I sat for the VCAP5-DCD exam and I’m happy to say that I passed it finally! I’m not going to write about all the details, about the number of questions or the time you have to complete the exam because there already are some good blogs about it and you can find all the info in the exam blueprint. Instead, I’ll try to give you some useful tips on how to prepare […]


Veeam Backup & Replication Cloud Edition released!

I’ve got some info for you about from our friends at Veeam. Today, Veeam released the Veeam Backup & Replication Cloud Edition! Key features include: Supports 15 cloud vendors, including Amazon and Azure No cloud API’s to learn No re-design of local backup processes Encryption on the fly or at rest Bandwidth scheduling Compression Job notifications Check out the demo video below or head over to Veeam website for more info about Veeam Backup & Replication Cloud Edition. […]