vshield Edge Gateway

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 […]


Change IP Address of vShield Manager

July 12, 2017 Jordansphere VCNS

I was in the process of upgrading vShield Manager 5.5.4 to In this instance I was deploying a new OVA and then restoring the configuration. To initially give the vShield Manager a static IP address you need to log into the cli.   Via the VMware Console of the VM: 1) Enter the credentials to […]


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 […]


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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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:  http://www.jordansphere.co.uk/create-ssl-vpn…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. […]


Create a Site-to-Site VPN between vShield Edge and Draytek

January 27, 2015 Jordansphere Draytek

Components: vCloud Director 5.1.1/ vShield Edge 5.1.1 Draytek 2820n (FW   Create VPN from vCloud to Draytek Firstly we need to create the VPN in vCloud Director. Login to your virtual data centre then go to Administration -> Edge Gateways -> (right click vshield edge) -> Edge Gateway Services -> VPN. Tick the Enable VPN then click Add.     We will also need to ensure that […]


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Remove vCloud Director and Components

October 16, 2013 Jordansphere vCloud Director

To  completely uninstall vCloud Director 1.5 and its components then use the following steps as a guidline: 1) Log into your VCD set up and remove everything possible. That includes VMs, VAPPs, VSEs, networks, organizations etc 2) Disable then Unprepare Hosts (this requires maintenance mode) Just for reference. If you ever want to manually put your hosts […]


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Splitting IP addresses when using DIRECT external network connection in vCloud Director 5.1 ?

January 22, 2013 Jordansphere vCloud Director

 I wanted to split a /24 subnet into 4 IP chunks per orgVDC. Using the new sub-allocation feature in vShield Edge you can configure this so one OrgVDC can only use a specific allocated range. However, what if you have an orgVDC that has a direct internet connection (eg connecting to the Internet directly without using […]


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Creating a site-to-site VPN from Sonicwall to vShield Edge in vCloud Director 5.1

January 10, 2013 Jordansphere vCloud Director

I have an organisation in vCloud Director (called Jordansphere). I wanted to connect a VPN from this organisation to a remote site . The remote site uses a Sonicwall.   In this setup I have used FQDN as the LocalID and PeerID and 3DES with a shared secret.   Here are the steps. Create VPN […]


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