vCloud Director

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:         myuatcloud.jordansphere.co.uk Org Name:           Jordansphere Org VDC Name:  JordansphereUAT vApp Name:        CentOS Username:          auser Password:          […]

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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.  

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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 myuatcloud.jordansphere.co.uk -user administrator -password {password}     2) Run the following query Get-OrgVdc | Select Name,Enabled,CpuUsedGhz,CpuLimitGhz,MemoryUsedGB,MemoryLimitGB,StorageUsedGB,StorageLimitGB, ProviderVdc

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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 […]

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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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Upgrade NSX 6.2.4 to 6.3.4 in a vCloud Environment

November 7, 2017 Jordansphere NSX

This document describes how to upgrade NSX in a VCD environment. We will be upgrading NSX from 6.2.4 -> 6.3.4 Current Components Component Version vCloud Director 8.20.0 ESXi 5.5 U3 vCenter 5.5 U3 NSX 6.2.4 Chargeback Manager 2.7.3   Check Interoperability Matrices   Pre-installation Take a clone of  NSX Manager  Take backup of NSX manager […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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