How to use HAProxy as a load balancer for VMware Cloud Director

Introduction In this blogpost I want to explain how to use an open source load balancer called HAProxy in conjunction with VMware Cloud Director (VCD) version 10.3.x and below. Like many of you might know, VCD is mostly deployed in a clustered manner. Which means that atleast 3 cells have …

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 …

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 …

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. …