Category Archives: vCloud Director

How to successfully upgrade Cloud Director from 10.2 to 10.2.1 5

Unable to change VM config in vCloud Director 9.7 error: “class: java.lang.NullPointerException”

The following error message was shown in the vCloud director GUI after trying to modify the VM: “class: java.lang.NullPointerException”. The issue occurred on every VM configuration update such as: edit description, changing resources etc. Troubleshooting on vCD layer I tried to find some additional logs by logging into the vCD cells and searching for the…

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How to successfully upgrade Cloud Director from 10.2 to 10.2.1 6

No DNS resolution after successful deployment of vCAv 3.5.1 appliance.

For the preparation of a migration, I needed to deploy a vCAv 3.5.1 appliance on the source site. The migration was going to be from vCD 9.5 to vCD 9.7 platform. During the initial setup of the vCav appliance, I ran into an issue when configuring the lookup service. The error message I got was:…

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How to successfully upgrade Cloud Director from 10.2 to 10.2.1 7

Partially powered off state error caused by duplicate VM in vCloud Director 9.7

This week we experienced an issue with two virtual machines not showing the correct values in the vCloud Director view. Both virtual machines had 2 vCPU when we checked the virtual machine properties in vCD, but the values were totally off when we compared the values with the VM properties from the vCenter GUI. The…

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How to successfully upgrade Cloud Director from 10.2 to 10.2.1 8

Virtual machine is associated with a wrong resource pool in vCloud Director 9.7

Virtual machine is associated with a wrong resource pool was the warning i had on two virtual machines in vCD. Those 2 virtual machines were also disappeared from the resource pool view in the vCloud Director GUI. Because of that, I wasn’t able to vMotion those virtual machines to the new resource pool (cluster). In…

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How to successfully upgrade Cloud Director from 10.2 to 10.2.1 9

Detaching a resource pool from PvDC failed in vCloud Director 9.7

Detaching a resource pool failed in vCloud Director with the following error message: [ID] ValidationException Delete_Hub_Containing_VMS . This week i needed to troubleshoot a task that failed in vCloud Director that occurred during the detaching of an resource pool in a provider vDC. The following error was reported in the vCloud Director GUI as shown…

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How to successfully upgrade Cloud Director from 10.2 to 10.2.1 10

How to deploy vCloud Director 9.7 cells in HA – Step-by-Step

In this article, I will show you how to deploy vCloud Director 9.7 appliance cells in a HA topology. The installation of vCloud Director 9.7 is really straight forward and can be completed with the wonderful vCloud Director documentation page available online. In one of the upcoming articles, I will also demonstrate the migration from…

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