vCloud Director

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: (>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 […]


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.".     […]


In Order to Perform This Operation a Successful Bind Must Be Completed on the Connection

August 23, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Problem When trying to connect vCloud Director 9.1 to Active Directory I was presented with the following error when trying to test LDAP Settings LDAP_SEARCH_ERROR  – [LDAP: error code 1 – 000004DC: LdapErr: DSID-0C090A22, comment: In order to perform this operation a successful bind must be completed on the connection., data 0, v3839   Resolution Ensure you […]


All Interfaces of the Edge Gateway are in use – vCloud Director

June 4, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

  Problem A customer tried to create an Org VDC network which connected to an edge Gateway. The following error message appeared:  All Interfaces of the edge gateway are in use   Resolution: It appears the customer had hit the limit (10) of maximum number of interfaces allowed on the Edge as described in this KB2042799  […]


vCloud Director 8.20 – API to Grant Privileges to Advanced Gateway

March 13, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Problem: After upgrading to Advanced Gateway Edge in VCD 8.20 the user is unable to access the new tenant portal due to a permissions issue Example of error message: You need some or all of the following rights [ORG_VDC_GATEWAY_CONFIGURE_SSH, ORG_VDC_GATEWAY_VIEW_SSH] to perform operations [GATEWAY_VIEW_SSH] for (com.vmware.vcloud.entity.gateway:c2c63647-82e7-4a40-8167-xxxxxxxxxx) Solution: To fix the issue a vCloud Director administrator will […]


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Download vCloud vApp using OVF Tool

February 1, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

The following command will download a vApp from vCloud Director (8.20). Note the vApp needs to be in a stopped state. vCloud URL: Org Name:           Jordansphere Org VDC Name:  JordansphereUAT vApp Name:        CentOS Username:          auser Password:          […]


Failed to Delete Interface of Edge Gateway

January 31, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Problem: In vCloud Director 8.20 I was trying to remove an org network when the following error appeared : Cannot delete organization VDC network Failed to delete interace of edge gateway Resolution Re-deploy the Edge gateway then remove the org newtork once again.  


PowerCLI – Script to Output Usage from vCloud Director

January 30, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

The following PowerCLI command will output all the Organization VDCS with status, CPU, memory and storage usage & provider VDC which it belongs to   1) Connect to the vCloud Director instance Connect-CIServer -user administrator -password {password}     2) Run the following query Get-OrgVdc | Select Name,Enabled,CpuUsedGhz,CpuLimitGhz,MemoryUsedGB,MemoryLimitGB,StorageUsedGB,StorageLimitGB, ProviderVdc


Transfer Spooling Area is not Writable in vCloud Director

November 17, 2017 Jordansphere Linux

Issue: During a new install of vCloud Director 8.20 on Centos 6.9 the service failed to start properly for the first time.      Troubleshooting: I investigated log files # tail -f /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs/cell.log Output: Application Initialization: 'com.vmware.vcloud.common.core' 100% complete. Subsystem 'com.vmware.vcloud.ui-vcloud-webapp' started Application Initialization: 'com.vmware.vcloud.common.core' complete. Server is ready in 1:05 (minutes:seconds) Successfully handled all […]


Renew SSL Certificates in vCloud Director

November 14, 2017 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Firstly you wil need to renew your certificates via your chosen CA. I will not delve into the instructions in the post but essentially you will need to create a .csr (my.csr) using a private key (myprivate.key) and password.  You should receive the root & intermediate files along with the certificate (my.crt). Copy these to […]


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