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vCloud Director – retain IP/Mac

I found myself in need of changing¬†a network setting on a bunch of vCD vApps. ¬†The setting in question (“Retain IP/MAC Resources” in the GUI, “RetainNetInfoAcrossDeployments” from the API) causes the vApp to retain it’s assigned IP (apparently by retaining … Continue reading

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Thin Provisioning a LeftHand P4000

While building out a demo environment I had cause to thin-provision already thin-provisioned storage (that might be on a thin-provisioned array. Don’t try this in production!) The issue was a pre-configured LeftHand P4000 appliance providing iSCSI LUNs to nested ESXi … Continue reading

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vCloud Director generic “error” making virtual machine changes

I ran into an issue the other day with my demo vCloud environment where any change I tried to make to vms in the cloud would return “error” and seeming not interact with vSphere at all. VMware support pointed out … Continue reading

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vCloud Director: Regaining your Edge (Redeploying from a command line)

In my demo vCD environment I often find that after a power-up the Edge Gateways don’t function properly. Options like “Upgrade to Full Configuration” don’t exist, traffic doesn’t flow or rules can’t be changed. A redeploy always fixed it so … Continue reading

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vCloud Suite quirks in a demo build

I was building a nested demo environment for vCloud Director 5.1 / vSphere 5.1 and noticed a few quirks that affected how I spec’d my hosts. I deployed vCD on RedHat, a vCenter VM, and an ESXi 5.1 host. I … Continue reading

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vCloud Director 5.1 cell – change the database

Adding a cell to an existing deployment requires accessing the same database (and using the responses.properties file from the initial install) but if you decide to make the second cell stand-alone or made a mistake during deployment or just want … Continue reading

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