vCloud Director

Cryptographic Error: Trusted Certificate Entries are Not Password-protected Keytool

November 12, 2019 Jordansphere SSL

Problem When replacing the certificates on a vCloud Director 9.5 installation, I ran the configure command and the following error occurred. cryptographic error: trusted certificate entries are not password-protected keytool   Troubleshooting Upon investigation of the keystore file it appeared that the keytool -storetype JCEKS -list -v -keystore certs.ks <snip> Alias name: http Creation date: 29 […]

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vRops Vcloud Director Tenant Portal – Access Denied after Upgrade to 2.2

September 26, 2019 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Problem After upgrading from vcloud director tenant portal 2.0 -> 2.2 all tenants were getting an Access Denied error when trying to view via Operation Manager drop down     Resolution All looked okay. The Services were started and no errors anywhere. The fix was to simply disable -> re-enable plugin Access per tenant (like below)

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Remove Datastore from Datastore Cluster in vCloud Director

March 8, 2019 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Current Setup vCloud Director :   9.1 vSphere:               6.5 We have a datastore cluster with 2 datastores inside. As you can seee there are two datastores. saneql01-01 is the datastore I want to remove and is showing as empty Note: The official recommendation was to "remove the tag in vCenter and […]

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vCloud Director 9.5 – The VCD Entity Does Not Exist

November 28, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Problem When logged in as a vCloud Sys Admin in the Tenant (HTML5) interface and trying to delete any ISO from the Media section in vCloud Director 9.5 the following error appeared:   Resolution VMware have identified this as a bug and are working on a patch. The workaround is to login in as an orginization […]

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Apply New Certificate to Tenant App Portal for vCloud Director

October 25, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Here are the steps to apply a new certificate to the tenant portal app (1.2.0)   1. Login into the appliance using the vsphere Web Client using the root username Note: I could not find any documentation on what the root password was so I had to reset the password by entering the GRUB menu.and booting […]

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Install Postgres 10 for vCloud Director 9.5

October 25, 2018 Jordansphere Database

Here are the steps to install Postgres 10 on CentOS 7 Spec: OS:          CentOS 7 DB:          Postgres 10.x RAM:       16GB vCPU:      4 HDD:       100 GB   OS Installation: Use Guided GUI installation. Select to partition manually so that all data is on /root LVM.    […]

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Migrate vCloud Director Database from MSSQL to Postgres

October 24, 2018 Jordansphere MS SQL

As vcloud director 9.5 is the last iteration to support MS SQL we decided to migrate the database to Postgres Here are the instructions to migrate the database   Pre-requisites 1) Snapshot all Cells 2) Snapshot MSSQL DB 3) Backup MSSQL DB   Procedure: 4) Shutdown all cells  service vmware-vcd stop      5) On […]

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Configure RabbitMQ for vCloud Director 9

October 2, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

In this example we will be using the Web interface for configuration. 1. Login via http:\\{IP}:15672 to with administrator credentials   2. When logged in. Click Exchanges tab -> Add a new exchange -> {Enter details like below}   2. Create user  Select Admin tab -> {Enter credentials like below) -> Add user   When created […]

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Install RabbitMQ for vCloud Director 9

September 19, 2018 Jordansphere Linux

Here are the step-by-step instructions to install RabbitMQ. This install will be used for a vCloud Director 9.1 installation. Desired versions: Rabbit MQ :  3.7.7 Erlang:          20.1.7.1 (>19.3 is required for Rabbit MQ 3.7.7)   1.   Install EPEL yum -y install epel-release   2. Create Erlang Repo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/rabbitmq-erlang.repo Inset this […]

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VCD: A General System Error Occurred: Weak Password: Not Enough Different Characters or Classes

September 13, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Problem When trying to prepare a host (after an unprepare) in vCloud Director 8.20 (ESXi 6.0) I got the following error:   Remote call failure on host [vcId=8af60e1e-3f9d-4d01-a69b-0f4c94e7f09a, moref=host-590541]. Error string was " A general system error occurred: Weak password: not enough different characters or classes. Please refer to the log for more details.".     […]

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