Working at a customer site last week, we were looking at deploying vCloud Networking and Security App into the test environment. Sounds simple right? Well, when we went to install App, we had the error DvFilter module is not up on the host. As you can see by the screen shot below After a little bit of digging around, we discovered the following KB article. http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1028003 This issue can occur due to a previous incomplete installation or due to problems during uninstallation. To resolve this issue: Try the installation/uninstallation from the vShield plugin in vCenter Server. This provides detailed events when the installation fails. Verify if required modules are loaded in the ESX host before installing vShield App using one of these options Reading through the KB article, not all the commands are needed to resolve this issue. To resolve the issue quickly, SSH to your ESXi host (5.x or above) […]
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During VMworld Chris Colotti and I presented quite a few group discussions on VMware vCloud. During these discussions some people were amazed to find out how many components/products are involved in making up the vCloud environment. When planning on building a VMware vCloud, you are not just installing vCloud Director and pointing it to vSphere, you are designing/building a whole Ecosystem. The list below shows which components are used in building a full vCloud environment. They are listed in order of priority. vSphere ESXi vCenter vCloud Director vShield Manager vCenter Chargeback Vcenter Update Manager vCenter Orchestrator vCloud Service Manager vCloud Connector So why are these components important? When designing a vCloud environment, you need to take into consideration the availability of certain components, like vCenter for example. This is no longer a management tool that is used to manage your virtual infrastructure. This is a critical component of your vCloud […]
I discovered today building a new vCD 1.5 home lab, that once you configure the System LDAP, you dont have the option to add any LDAP groups. This confused me, it was possible to do this in 1.0.x. Why isn’t it available in 1.5? What I discovered is that the GUI is still configured for non LDAP authentication. Once you have configured LDAP and started the synchronization log out of the vCloud Director GUI and back in. You will then see that groups is listed under the administration tab. The GUI needs to update its configuration options. Simple solution, but still confusing until you realise.