Recently, I've become interested in researching private cloud stack platforms. There are a a lot to choose from out there, and offer cross platform systems that I will probably jump into next since I have been working pretty heavily with XenServer and VDI-in-a-Box (which is awesome and super simple to set up if you haven't given it a go), but I decided to stick with what I am most familiar with for the time being and give VMWare vCloud Director a shot. Its been fun so far, and Ive only had to hose my home lab twice by means of a misconfigured dvSwitch and a virtualized vCenter before finally deciding to spool up two virtual ESX boxes in order to create a sandbox to play with this all in. I suggest you do the same if you decide to give it a shot. Below you can find a video that walks you through the initial configuration of the virtual appliance from VMWare. I've also included some links below that might be useful for reference.
Subscribe to Virtual Dingus
Get the latest posts delivered right to your inbox.