This blog post allows me to bring two of my favorite things together. I have been a fan of the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) since its release. With continuous improvements, it’s evident that VCSA is the future. My other favorite thing is Ravello. They have given us the ability to have a home lab in the cloud, extend our […]
Like other VMware products, VIO leverages Single Sign On (SSO). Luckily, the SSO configuration with VIO is fairly simple. When used with vSphere 5.5 it requires IP or FQDN of your vSphere SSO along with port 7444. With vSphere 6.0 you don’t have to use a port, it’s that easy. I ran into this error while […]
In a perfect datacenter environment, we would all have an additional area for Dev/Test. This is not always the case and we don’t always have the resources readily available to us. Most of us get creative using what old equipment we have. Some carve out a section in their infrastructure, while others leverage the cloud. Currently I’ve […]
Previously, we talked about the prerequisites (link) needed for a successful VIO deployment. Now that we’ve met them, let’s take things to the next level and deploy VIO. VIO is available at no cost to those who have purchased the following VMware licensing: vCloud Suite (all editions). vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus (vSOM). vSphere Enterprise Plus.