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 …

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 …