VMware Cloud Director App Launchpad 2.1.1 | 27 JAN 2022 | Build 19234432

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What's New

VMware Cloud Director App Launchpad 2.1.1 provides the following new capabilities:

  • Support for additional Operating Systems

    The App Launchpad package can be installed on three new operating systems:

    • Photon OS 3 and above
    • Ubuntu 18 and above
    • Debian 10 and above
  • Support for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

    In addition to native Container Service Extension (CSE) clusters, tenant users can now provision Tanzu Kubernetes Grid multi-cloud (TKGm) clusters from CSE.

  • Application Management Enhancements
    • With auto sync activated, service providers can customize the number of versions of VM applications to preserve.
    • Service providers can choose to enable/disable tenant settings visibility to tenant administrators.
    • Tenant administrators can customize the landing tab/page, default set to Marketplace.
  • Diagnosis Tool Enhancements
    • Support to test App Launchpad to VMware Marketplace connection.
    • Support to test App Launchpad to Amazon Web Services (AWS) connection.

Upgrade

You can upgrade to App Launchpad 2.1.1 from versions 2.1 and 2.0. See Upgrade App Launchpad.

Supported Browsers

App Launchpad is compatible with the current major and previous major release of the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge

Note: You access App Launchpad by using the VMware Cloud Director service provider admin and tenant portals. The Web browsers that App Launchpad supports depend on the VMware Cloud Director version that you run.

Product Documentation

In addition to the current release notes, you can use the App Launchpad documentation set at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Cloud-Director-App-Launchpad/index.html.

Resolved Issues

  • NEW App Launchpad cannot connect to VMware Cloud Director version 10.3 or later via the AMQP SSL port

    When VMware Cloud Director 10.3 or later configures the extensibility with the RabbitMQ SSL port, the connection between App Launchpad and VMware Cloud Director via the AMQP SSL port fails.

    This issue is now fixed.

  • NEW Bitnami VM applications reappear in the portal after they are deleted

    When the service provider tries to delete a VM application, the application initially disappears, but it reappears in the application datagrid after a short period of time.

    This issue is now fixed.

Known Issues

  • You cannot launch a newly imported container application

    After you import a container application, you are unable to launch it and it has the following status:

    Chart download link is not readily configured for the container application

    Workaround: Restart the App Launchpad service by running the command systemctl restart alp.

  • CSE clusters appear as unavailable in App Launchpad locations

    CSE clusters with Edge NAT setting for NSX-V-backed VMware Cloud Director might appear as unavailable in App Launchpad locations. If you set the CSE cluster's control plan node with an Edge NAT rule on NSX-V manager and its port mapping is set to Any, the cluster might appear as unavailable and you cannot use it for container deployment.

    Workaround: Set the NAT rule port to a dedicated port number, for example 6443.

  • Importing OVF applications to a catalog fails with an error

    When you try to import an OVF application to a catalog, the process fails with the following error: InvalidAlgorithmParameterException: the trustAnchors parameter must be non-empty

    1. Login to the App Launchpad server as root or sudo user.
    2. Navigate to the local host file and add a new host mapping for ${public-cloud-director-FQDN} to ${internal-cloud-director-IP}.
    3. To specify the public VMware Cloud Director FQDN in the parameter --url, run the command alp connect again.
    4. Restart the App Launchpad service by running the command systemctl restart alp.

  • Bitnami VM applications are in UNKNOWN state after an import from VMware marketplace.

    When the service provider tries to import new apps from a catalog, the apps are consistently in UKNOWN state.

    1. Open the VMware Cloud Director provider portal.
    2. Click on Resources and open the tenant portal for the organization AppLaunchpad.
    3. Click Libraries.
    4. Click Catalog and select the catalog from which you are trying to import a vApp.
    5. Click All Actions, then click Subscribe Settings, and enable theAutomatically download the content from an external catalog option.
    6. Click Save, select the catalog and then click SYNC.

      The app status synchronizes between VMware Cloud Director and Marketplace after a short period of time.

  • Bitnami VM applications are not imported successfully from VMware Marketplace

    If you import Bitnami VM applications to multiple VMware Cloud Director sites from VMware Marketplace, and in the catalog selection, you choose or create catalogs with the same name, the import fails.

    Workaround: On different VMware Cloud Director sites, use different catalog names during app import.

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