VMware Cloud Director datastore thresholds prevent deploying more virtual machines

Today I want to talk about an issue we’ve encountered within our VMware Cloud Director (VCD) environment before. I figured it might be usefull for everybody that is looking at this problem in their environment. The situtation is as follows: You or your customers are trying to extent an existing …

UsageMeter not sending data to vCloud Usage Insight

Today we have another UsageMeter issue I would like to discuss with everybody. I’ve been using UsageMeter since the old days so I’ve seen pretty much everything there is. But this time I was surprised to learn something new on these things. Last month while I was reporting our UsageMeter …

How to fix the Single-Sign On issue in the VMware Cloud Director 10.3.3 update

Introduction Last week VMware has release VMware Cloud Director (VCD) 10.3.3. After a small wait from the previous 10.3.2a version but this version was the one I was lingering for! This release would have fixed a lot of the operational issues we have on the environment, which I will post …

Nested ESXi 7 interoperability with ESXi 6.7

The nested ESXi appliances that William Lam provides to the community are great resources for testing. But what about interoperability? Can you run a nested ESXi 7 VM on a ESXi 6.7 server? Unfortunately the answer is; it depends. We can’t all be early adopters right? I currently work in …

How to recover from deleted VM files

Recently I found my self having to recover a VM that had most of it’s files deleted. They were removed by a script that was intended to clean up a staging datastore. Unfortunately the VM in question was left on that staging datastore and the script did it’s magic. The …

VMware Cloud Director Availability Series – Part 1 – Installing the Manager

This blogpost will be featured in a couple of blogs from the same Series called VMware Cloud Director Availabilty. With this series I want to teach everybody that is visiting these blogs how to install the full blown, and On-Premise environment(s). I hope everybody enjoys these as much as I …

Preparing for the VCAP-DCV Deploy 2021 Exam

If you feel you want to take your VMware knowledge to the next level you may consider the VCAP-DCV Deploy certification. Achieving this advanced level VMware certification demonstrates you have hands-on experience deploying, optimizing and troubleshooting a VMware virtual infrastructure. It is not uncommon when you achieve this level of …

How to fix VCD 10.2.2 not starting anymore after reboot

Introduction It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog. We’ve been extremely busy on our day to day jobs, but that does not mean that we are losing focus or that we don’t have anything to write about! Today I got another great quick blog for you guys surrounding …

VMware Cloud Director root account expired

This issue has happened to me quite some times now. I’ve had multiple VCD environments where the root account magically closed up and/or the account simply expired. This resulted in a boat load of issues that were not easy to understand at first, until I had a look at the …