Control System Admin Access to VMware Cloud Director

When VMware Cloud Director is deployed in public environment setup it is a good practice to restrict the system admin access only for specific networks so no brute force attack can be triggered against the publicly available UI/API end points. There is actually a relatively easy way to achieve this via any web application firewall … Continue reading Control System Admin Access to VMware Cloud Director

Upgrading VMware Cloud Director with Single API Call

Today I have upgraded two VMware Cloud Director environments to version 10.3.2 each with 3 appliances with two API calls. All that thanks to VMware Cloud Lifecycle Manager. As I have blogged about the VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager (VCP LCM) in the past I just want to highlight how it handles frequent updates of … Continue reading Upgrading VMware Cloud Director with Single API Call

How to Unregister NSX-V Manager from VMware Cloud Director

After successful migration from NSX-V to NSX-T in VMware Cloud Director you might wish to unregister NSX-V Manager and completely delete it from the vCenter. This is not so easy as the whole VCD model was build on the assumption that vCenter Server and NSX-V Manager are tied together and thus retired together as well. … Continue reading How to Unregister NSX-V Manager from VMware Cloud Director

New Networking Features in VMware Cloud Director 10.3

The previous VMware Cloud Director 10.2 release brought many new networking features, the current one 10.3 continuous in the same fashion. Let me give you a brief run down. UI Enhancements The UI has been enhanced to surface formerly API only features such as the ability to configure dual stack IPv4/IPv6 networks: or configure DHCP … Continue reading New Networking Features in VMware Cloud Director 10.3