Multitenant Logging with VMware Cloud Director

Topic of multitenant logging in VMware Cloud Director (VCD) especially with NSX-T came up recently in multiple conversations, so I will summarize the capabilities and options as they are today. Audit and Event Logs Information about VCD events such as user logins, vApp operation, VM power-on etc are available in the Audit and Event log. … Continue reading Multitenant Logging with VMware Cloud Director

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