Gary Coburn

Pure technologist at heart, founder of Extendingclouds, and is considered to be a cloud expert in the IT field with over 15 years experience in Virtualization, Automation, and Cloud technologies. Gary Coburn started in the industry designing and implementing large scale enterprise server and desktop virtualization environments for a global manufacturing firm in West Michigan. Later went on to become a key pre-sales/post sales resource for a Regional SI. In Aug 2010 moved to VMware and have progressively moved from Michigan Enterprise SE, to Regional Specialist, and now a National Specialist Gary has helped dozens of fortune 100 and 500 enterprises successfully adopt both private and public cloud strategies as part of their IT offerings. The result of which was large operational and capital savings for his customers. Gary continues to help large enterprise customers reach their hybrid cloud strategies at VMware. On Extendingclouds you will find exclusive content that will help you learn how to adopt a successful cloud strategy through the use of VMware Cloud Automation Center, Open Stack, and other industry recognized cloud solutions.

Most commented posts

  1. vRealize Automation 7 – Enabling the Event Broker — 42 comments
  2. vRealize Automation 7 – Custom Email Notifications with the Event Broker — 41 comments
  3. Utilizing the vCAC workflow template — 37 comments
  4. UPDATED FOR VRA 7: How bout we let users set their default admin or root password? — 31 comments
  5. vRealize Automation 7 – Enabling the Event Broker part 2 — 24 comments

Author's posts

vCAC + vCAC combined training now in BETA

“You have a course for vCO, You have a course for vCAC, but since they are so complimentary why isn’t there an extensibility course that combines them.” I have heard many times in the last few months. Well ladies and gents it has finally been introduced in beta. While you may not yet be able …

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Breaking News: Horizon 6 released!!!

I’m sure if you have been following this blog you saw a post about Horizon 6 and the VMware End User Computing story and thought why would he be focusing on that announcement as opposed to another vCAC specific post. Well if you haven’t seen or heard this a huge milestone for both our EUC …

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doDeletes – vCAC’s lost troubleshooting command

As many of you probably already know there is a feature in vCloud Automation Center that will automatically destroy a VM if the guest agent or vCO workflow fail during the build or provision state. This is great for returning resources including IP and disk space. However, when troubleshooting this becomes a pretty real challenge.

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Ideal CentOS minimal template for Automation

Ever try to build a CentOS image for use with automation or just simply use for templates in general with VMware? I can tell you from experience it can be very frustrating to have a great VM that you thought would work for cloning but when you actually test it nothing seems to work. With …

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vCAC Enterprise (formerly Application Director), automated agent installation for Windows

As with all things I find that keeping this small and focused will make it much easier to consume and potentially grow. One of the many valuable feature I find with vCAC and vCO is how much one workflow can build out from another and grow into this beautiful and very functional system as demand …

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How bout we let users set their default admin or root password?

As many of you may know one of the features that was available in vCD was the ability to have a unique password when the consumers requested the vApps. Obviously this was great for security but wasn’t always loved by the users. Enter vCAC which gives you some more flexibility and can be augmented so …

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vCAC login challenges?

Are you trying to log onto vCAC and just being redirected back to the login page with no feedback? How bout seeing a submit button in the upper left hand corner after attempting login? Have you gone back to the https://vcac.fqdn/shell-ui-app and happen to see a “System Exception” error on your Identity Store?

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Learning vCAC galore!!!

Over my tenure working with vCAC 6.0 I have come to know the product pretty darn well and often hear from customers that they would like some additional access that helps them get the same level of comfort. Thankfully my friends in the VMware Cloud Automation BU have actually created a great set of small …

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What do I need to install vCAC???

After getting this question from many customers and then clogging up a number of inboxes, I felt it was worth the effort to put this in a central place for all to consume. If you want to take the next steps and do installation, I recommend looking at some of my fellow bloggers posts. See …

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Utilizing the vCAC workflow template

*Warning before we begin, in this post I am making the assumption that you are not using vCD as an endpoint. If you are then I recommend skipping this tutorial all together. Today we’re going to focus on the included vCAC Plugin in vCO, and more specifically how we can start to take the default …

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