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 …

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 …

How to fix being unable to share a OrgVDC Network in VCD 10.2.1

Recently we were having a strange issue on our VMware Cloud Director (VCD) 10.2.1 environment. Within this environment we want our tenants to be able to share their Organization Networks from one Org VDC to another. This is useful if you have a management Org VDC in which some networks …

VCD 10.2.2 update broke my Veeam v11 environment

Introduction The other day we were updating one of our VMware Cloud Director (VCD) environments from 10.1 to 10.2.2 (the latest release as of now). The VCD upgrade all went perfectly fine and was finished within 30 minutes. Once this was done I started to do a healthcheck on every …

How to fix the Edit role issue in VCD 10.1.x

Introduction I have another interesting VMware Cloud Director (VCD) issue for everybody. On one of our VCD 10.1.x environments we were having issues editing and/or cloning roles outside of the default “System Administrator” role. The issue manifested itself and was reproducable by doing the following: Open up the VCD interface …

How to fix the VMware Cloud Director 10.2.1 Console crash issue

Introduction The other week I upgraded both of our production and test VMware Cloud Director (VCD) environments from 10.0.x to 10.2.1, the current latest available version. The upgrade went fine without any issues for production, the test environment suffered a failed node but more on that in a later blogpost. …

vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.1 cannot collect vCenter Server information

Today I have a rather small blogpost for you guys. I noticed that one of my vCloud Usage Meter appliances, still running on an ancient 3.6.1 version build 7359407, had some difficulties collecting data for one of the connected vCenter Servers. I got loads of e-mail messages from the Usage …

How to fix Veeam FLR issues because of Windows Data Deduplication

Introduction Recently I’ve discovered a nifty little issue in one of our environments. This environment consists out of VMware Cloud Director (VCD) in combination with VMware vSphere 6.7 hosts and Veeam v10. In this environment we make use of the VCD Veeam UI Plugin so that customers can use the …

Unverifiable vCenter STS certificate while adding NSX-V Manager

Introduction Today we have yet another certificate blogpost. This is the fourth blogpost on this in the last couple of months. I’ve recently created a new environment and added custom CA signed vCenter Server certificates through the vSphere Client (UI). In a recent blogpost I had some issues with this …