VMware Cloud Director App Launchpad | 10 AUG 2023 | Build 22190886

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What's New

VMware Cloud Director App Launchpad provides the following new capabilities:

  • Compatibility with VMware Cloud Director 10.5.

  • Compatibility with VMware Cloud Director Container Service Extension 4.1.

  • A number of resolved issues.


You can upgrade to App Launchpad from versions 2.x. 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 - The My Applications page in App Launchpad is empty

    When you open the My Applications page in App Launchpad, the page is empty. This issue is observed when your organization is deactivated in VMware Cloud Director.

  • New - You cannot import applications from the Bitnami library

    When the provider tries to import applications from https://charts.bitnami.com/bitnami, the process fails. The problem is observed when a helm chart repository link redirects to a different domain for the index.yaml file or its relevant helm chart .TGZ files.

  • New - Importing all Bitnami Helm Chart applications from VMware Marketplace fails with an error

    When the service provider tries to import all Bitnami Helm Chart applications from VMware Marketplace, at the same time, the process fails with an error.

Known Issues

  • 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.

  • Newly imported apps are in UNKNOWN state

    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.

  • Creating catalogs with the same name failed on multi sites

    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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