vCloud Director

Partially Powered Off in vCloud Director

August 25, 2017 Jordansphere vCloud Director

What does Partially Powered Off mean and do you get charged when the VM is in this state?   When you shut down the guest OS from within a VM you may see a Partially Powered Off message like below:   In the above sceenshot the command shutdown -h now was used on a CentOS […]


SSL VPN-Plus Client Fails to Connect

July 19, 2017 Jordansphere NSX

After upgrading from vShield Edge 5.5.4 -> NSX Edge 6.2.4 -> then converting to Advanced Gateway in a vCloud Director (8.20) environment all of my SSL VPN connections failed to establish. The following appeared:   "Error: Connection to gateway failed. Please contact your administrator for SSL VPN-Plus gateway settings."   Looking at the version it appeared I […]


Upgrade vShield Manager to NSX Manager in vCloud Director Enviroment

June 28, 2017 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Components VCNS (source) 5.5.4 NSX Manager (target) 6.2.7 vCenter Appliance 6.0.0.U2 ESXi 6.0.0. U2 vCloud Director 8.0.2 Notes: As VCDNI is currently installed rather than VXLAN then nothing will change and the NSX controllers do not need to be installed at this stage. This is because VCDNI is managed by vCloud Director. At the time of […]


Migrate vCloud Director Database from SQL 2008 to 2014

June 8, 2017 Jordansphere MS SQL

In order to upgrade vCloud Director 8.0.2 -> 8.2.0 a system requirment arose where SQL2008 was not supported. Checking the VMware compatibility matrix, SQL 2014 was on the list so I provisioned a new Windows 2012 server with the view to shutting down the old server. As this was the only DB left on the server […]


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VCNS 5.5 – Upgrade Failed. Root Fileystem Full

October 14, 2016 Jordansphere ESXi

When trying to upgrade VCNS 5.5.3 to 5.5.4 I was presented with this error: Message: Could not untar /common/em/downloads/image/image-vsm-vsm-5.5.4-2504419.img.dist   This suggested to me there was a partition full somwhere on the vShield Manager VM To check this: Open the console of the VSM VM. Default username/passwords are:  Username: admin Passowrd: default Enable: default #' show […]


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List and Remove VIBs from ESXi 5.0 Host

August 13, 2015 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Scenario: I wanted to remove the vcloud director agent from an ESXi host. vCloud director had been removed from the environment so I just wanted to tidy everything up. To do this you need to remove the VIB (VMware Installation Bundle). Firstly, list all the components on the ESXi host # esxcli software vib list […]


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Unable to Guest Customize Debian in vCloud Director 5.5

August 6, 2015 Jordansphere ESXi

  I deployed a Debian VM from the public catalogue. I then requested vCloud Director to give it an IP address from the Static IP Pool. This showed as being successful in the VCD portal but I could not ping the VM when it was powered on. I logged in via the console and the […]


Create SSL VPN-Plus Users in vShield Manager for vCloud Director Instance

July 15, 2015 Jordansphere vCloud Director

As of vCloud Director 5.5 organisational users are still unable to create SSL VPN client connections. Instead this has to be done via vShield Manager by an Administrator. In this example the organisational network in the vDC is I will give a static pool of – 25 to the remote VPN users.   The first […]


Connect to vCloud Director Instance using SSL VPN

July 15, 2015 Jordansphere vCloud Director

This post follows on from how to create SSL VPN users for a vCloud Director deployment:…ector-instance/   To connect to your vShield Edge using an  SSL VPN client you'll need to firstly login to the portal via https://{external-ip-of-edge-gateway}:8443   When logged in select the  Full Access tab then click Default (which was created earlier)   This brings up a download page. […]


Upgrading vCloud Director ESXi Hosts

March 5, 2015 Jordansphere vCloud Director

In my environment to fully upgrade to vcloud suite 5.5 I would have to use the following order: A) vCloud Director B) vCNS (vShield Manager) C) vCenter D) ESXi hosts E) vShield Edge   In this post I will be discussing the process of upgrading the ESXi hosts from 5.1 to 5.5 1) In vCloud […]


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