There are 3 authentication methods that are supported by vCloud Director:
1: Local: These are the local users which are created at the time of installing vCD or creating any new organization. If you have configured vCD with default configuration,
Yesterday I was trying to delete an Org vDC from vCloud Air portal and it was failing time and again. On checking vCloud Director in backend I was seeing error “Cannot delete VDC“
In last post of this series, we learnt how to install and configure Cassandra DB for collecting metrics data from vCD. We also discussed that kairosdb is no longer needed to be installed alongwith cassandra for this purpose.
In this post
Cassandra DB is needed for capturing and storing vCloud Director metrics data so that it can be displayed in portal to end users so that users are aware of VM resource utilization etc.
Prior to vCD v9.0, we needed kairosdb
We all are familiar with concept of orphaned VM’s in vSphere. However orphaned VM’s in vCloud Director have slightly different meaning.
From vCD perspective, virtual machines that are referenced in the vCenter database but not in the vCloud Director database
With vCloud Director 9.0, VMware introduced postgres as supported database for vCD. If you are planning to use postgres as DB, then you should install Postgres v 9.5 on a supported OS.
In our last Post I mentioned that I
vCD 9.0 was announced yesterday and in my last post I touch based on some of the new features that are included in this new release. In this post we will see how to install and configure vCD 9.0.
Yesterday VMware released vCloud Director 9.0 and this version of vCD brings many new things on table which customer’s were looking for some time. We will discuss about Whats new with this release. Vcloud Director 9.0 was first anoounced by VMware
6 Months back I got a case where one customer deployed a Cisco ASA v10 appliance in his on-prem and attached 2 CD drives in that VM and then transferred that VM in
Few days back I was reading a blog by Tom Fojta about vCloud Availability for vCloud Director and had a quick look into what this product is and how it works. I was busy
This post is very similar to issue described in my last post. The only difference in last issue and this was I was not able to redeploy edge gateway to get rid of
Today while working on one production issue, I came across one incident where I was unable to delete one of the Org Network in vCloud Director. Observed following errors in vCD UI for
Yesterday while working on one of the production issue where we had to deprovision a tenant environment in vCloud Air, I noticed that independent disks were preventing automated deprovision of the environment and
After a long wait I finally got chance to work on vCloud Director ssl certificates. This was the only component in my lab which was still using self-signed certs and that encouraged me to do something new in lab.
A note on vCD SSL
Today while working in my lab, I observed that while creating a new VDC in vCD was failing because org network failed to create.
On navigating to Org VDC list and clicking on error, it read the error load and clear that org vdc
Few days back while working on one of the customer ticket, I came across an incident where customer was reporting that he is not able to see one of his template in his catalog. He sent the VM via ODT to
In this post we will learn how to install RMQ for vCloud Director. Before jumping into any lab activity, lets learn first what is RabbitMQ nd why we need it.
What is RabbitMQ?
RabbitMQ is an open source message-queuing software which helps in facilitating message
Last month while working on a customer ticket, I came across a request from customer where he wanted to know snapshot creation date for one of his VM as he can not find this detail from vCD UI.
To confirm this, I logged into
If you are using vCloud Director in your environment and if you have ever tried doing a Storage vMotion of a VM from vSphere directly, you will notice a warning saying that its not recommended to modify the entity since its managed by
Today while working in production, I came across an issue where the edge VM’s backing the edge gateway were not present in vCenter (no idea how they got deleted).
vCloud Director 8.0 is the latest version available for service providers and can be downloaded from here.
It’s been quite sometime that I am dealing with vCloud Director in our production environment and as well as my test lab. In past I have written
I recently deployed vSphere replication appliance in vCloud Director and while powering it on I was facing one error
“Unable to start vAPP- Invalid
In our last post of this series we have learnt what is vCloud connector and what it does.
Now its time to see vCloud Connector in action. In this post we will learn how to migrate a VM from existing vSphere Infrastructure to a
Today I was facing a weird issue in my vCloud Lab. All my datastores have disappeared from vCloud Director and the storage policy was not showing any datastore. I have included a few snapshots from my lab here:
1: Storage Policies was not listing
In this post we will see how to deploy vCloud Connector and use it to facilitate a hybrid cloud architecture. Before going into installation and configuration part first lets see what is vcloud connector
What is vCloud connector?
The VMware vCloud Connector is a tool