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vCloud™ Director Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting vCloud Automation Center Endpoints and vCloud Director 5.1

Note: For this troubleshooting article, I’m using vCloud Director 5.1 and vCloud Automation Center 5.2. Having fun with my lab. Lots of fun – and as readers may have noticed, my current focus is around deploying vCloud Director (vCD) and integrating it w ...
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Affected by the Allocation Pool changes in VCD 5.1.x? Change it back (virtual-blog.com)

Have you been affected by the Allocation Pool changes in VCD 5.1 when you upgraded? If you have been, and are looking for a way to make this allocation model the same as in VCD 1.5, VMware has included a feature in VCD 5.1.2 that allows you to change it ...
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vCloud disk space thresholds crossed (Gabe's Virtual World)

Oh those little things in life that sometimes cost you a whole day before you figured out that you we’re doing it all wrong. This was one of those days where I got alerted by some colleagues about vCloud Director reporting “Disk space red threshold crosse ...
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Troubleshooting the Autolab vCloud Director 1.5.1 installation

I have had this issue twice now, where deploying vCD via the Autolab PXE boot option on the vCD VM fails. As far as I can tell, the process seems to fail on the Oracle Express DB installation, due to the RPM not being a valid package. The vCloud Director ...
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vCloud Director cannot create Console Proxy connection

Recently I ran into some problems with VMware vCloud Director 1.5.1 (although these issues might also occur on vCD 5.x I guess). If a users tries to connect to the console of a virtual machine, the status remained on "Connecting...". At the end ...
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Decrypting vCloud SSL packets using Wireshark

This article provide steps to export vCloud certificates, so that you can decrypt SSL packets using Wireshark.

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VMware vCloud Transfer spooling area is not writable

In a two cell vCloud setup I was having trouble booting the second cell when the first cell was already running. When investigating this issue I noticed that there was something wrong with the permissions on the transfer directory. In the cell.log files I ...
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Can’t connect to the vCloud Director 5.1 Virtual Appliance? Try this…

Its come to our attention that some folks may be having an issue after they deploy the vCloud Director 5.1 Appliance where they are unable to connect to the vCloud Director user interface or find that they can not connect to a remote console for the deplo ...
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vCloud Director SAML/SSO FAIL OMG

So like many others I deployed vCloud Suite 5.1 into my home lab...all things were perfect until I decided to play with vCD and SSO. SSO has had quite a stream of people complaining about it and also those saying how great it is. As of right now, my perso ...
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VMware vCloud Director Log files

Working on my home lab the other day, I had forgotten where the log files were kept for VMware vCloud Director. I thought I would document there location and what the purpose of these log files are for.

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Bad Idea: Disabling HA Admission Control With vCloud

Gabe has written up a really nice article recently about HA Admission Control you should read. It made me think of a very recently conversation I had with some folks about HA Admission Control and vCloud Director specifically. Namely, the fact they disabl ...
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Troubleshooting vCloud Director Service Startup

This is just a quick post to help folks troubleshoot the startup of their vCloud Director Cell services. I have seen only a few things that will prevent a cell from starting up all the way. From my experience these things are the most common and may prese ...
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IaaS – Download Windows Remote Desktop Shortcut file is unavailable in vCloud Director 1.5.x

When trying to use the "Download Windows Remote Desktop Shortcut File" option within vCloud Director, it might be grayed out (unavailable).The resolution is to select the Virtual Machine from the vApp Diagram and the link should become available ...
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Error in vCenter when creating a PvDC in vCloud Director

If your vCloud Director machine is on the same vCenter as the Compute Clusters are (not a best practice but it does work), you can not have the same vCloud Director machine name in vCenter as you named the vCloud installation during installation.

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Collecting diagnostic information for VMware vCloud Director

Ive gone a few rounds with VMware vCloud Director in as many weeks recently. Ive got an upcoming blog post on a vCenter Proxy Service issue Ive been dealing with but until I collect the remaining details on that, I thought Id point out VMware KB 1026312 C ...
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vCloud Director and vCenter Proxy Service Failure

In the past couple of weeks I have spent some time with VMware vCloud Director 1.5. The experience yielded three blog articles Collecting diagnostic information for VMware vCloud Director, Expanding vCloud Director Transfer Server Storage and now this one ...
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vCloud Director – 1.5 RHEL 5 Bug Hot CPU ADD – Quick Work Around

So I was doing some testing in vCloud Director 1.5 and noticed my RHEL Linux 5 vApp wasnt able to enable Virtual CPU Hot add.

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