If you have deployed BMC’s Cloud Lifecycle Management anytime in the past few years, you may run in to the infamous “IMPERSONATE” error when accessing the Admin Cloud Page (also referred as the “Legacy Portal”). The issue at hand has to do with Platform Manager unable to authenticate against the Cloud DB which is resident […]

If you are attempting to install CLM 4.6 on Red Hat Linux 7, you will undoubtedly run into issue where the Install Planner complains: “Database is configured for UNICODE but your LANG is set to <b>null</b> To save you the time from searching through the internet, here’s what you do: On the Database Server and […]

News and updates for 2017

I am excited to announce a series of updates and news for VVL Systems, it’s customers, and our immediate and extended family, which makes 2017 an extremely promising year. To start, I take pride in calling our employees and consultant ecosystem as family; I have come to depend and rely on you as a member […]

BMC has shifted releases of updates to CLM (Cloud Lifecycle Management) to be more modular and easier to apply on existing environments. They roll-up previous updates and features, and is now called “Feature Pack”. The latest of their release, Feature Pack 4, offers a slew of new capabilities including infinite possibilities with template based provisioned […]

This video put together by one of our customer and his son sums up the value pretty well!

Important new announcements

We are happy to announce we have established two important relationships as partners. First one, which should not be of surprise is our Cloud Solutions Provider for Microsoft Azure.  This aligns with our vision and strategy of providing the best Cloud Optimization services to our clients. With the advances of Microsoft on cloud and productivity, […]

In this post, I’ll cover my experiences with deploying the Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 2 (TP2) that is now available.  Azure Stack provides you the ability to deploy Azure in your internal datacenter for Hybrid Cloud capability. To get started, you can register and download the Azure Stack TP2 download. TP2 differs from TP1 […]

Have you seen CLM 4.5 and BSA 8.7? If you haven’t, you owe yourself to look at the new releases now available (GA).  Here are some eye candy on a recent implementation we did for our favorite customer who is implementing BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management in a big way. Where to start:  First, CLM User interface […]

Here are some quick tips on creating an OpenStack Glance image based on CentOS.  There is a collection of good in-depth how-to’s on the internet, therefore will not be duplicating it here. Create a raw image to install OS into: # kvm-img create -f raw vvl-centos6_4.img 15G Install the OS (note, this is recommended to be done […]

Here are some quick tips on creating an OpenStack Glance image based on Windows 2008 R2.  There is a collection of good in-depth how-to’s on the internet, therefore will not be duplicating it here. Also make sure to download the virtio windows driver ISO here. Create a raw image to install OS into: # kvm-img […]