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Last updated on 1 September 2021

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About VMware Cloud Director Service

VMware Cloud Director™ service is a cloud-service delivery application that uses an underlying infrastructure provided by VMware Cloud on AWS. By using the VMware Cloud Director service, service providers can deliver virtual infrastructure resources in a multitenant cloud environment.

With VMware Cloud Director service, service providers can provision VMware Cloud Director instances in a SaaS model, with VMware Cloud on AWS providing the infrastructure for the underlying SDDC instances. By leveraging VMware Cloud Director's multisite feature, providers can pair a VMware Cloud Director service instance with an on-premises VMware Cloud Director instance and expand their environments. 

What's New

What's New August 2021

  • VMware Cloud Director 10.3 Support

    VMware Cloud Director instance deployments now support deploying VMware Cloud Director 10.3.

  • UI for Deployment Instance Errors

    Deployment instance errors now appear in an alert banner on the instance card. The banner has a brief description and a link to "details" where the user can click to open a modal that displays the full error message.

What's New July 2021

  • Support for associated instances in the VMware Cloud Director service UI

    The VMware Cloud Director service UI displays a tab called ‘Associated Instances’ next to the ‘Deployed Instances’ tab on the VMware Cloud Director instances page. The 'Associated Instances' tab lists all the on-prem VMware Cloud Director instances that are associated with VMware Cloud Director service instances through multisite association within your VMware Cloud organization.

  • Support for IPsec policy-based VPN for NSX-T Data Center edge gateways

    The IPsec policy-based VPN for NSX-T edge gateways feature is available upon request. To request this feature, you must open a VMware Cloud Director service support ticket.

What's New June 2021

  • Upgrade Notifications

    Cloud providers are notified of upcoming VMware Cloud Director instance upgrades through the VMware Cloud Director service UI and in the VMware Cloud Director instance itself.

  • API enhancement

    Added API support to retrieve SSL thumbprints for VMware Cloud Director instances in the VMware Cloud Director service.

What's New May 2021

  • Service Reliability: Improved security for VMware Cloud Director instances databases

What's New April 13, 2021

  • Automatic cleanup of inactive cells

    VMware Cloud Director service now automatically removes inactive cells that are the result of VMware Cloud Director running in a containerized environment.

  • VMware Cloud Director instance recovery

    You can recover a VMware Cloud Director instance within 7 days after you deleted it.

  • Improved support for OVF packages upload

What's New March 9, 2021

  • Support for VMware Cloud services provider environment in Sydney, Australia

    You can now use Sydney, Australia, as a VMware Cloud services provider environment in which to deploy VMware Cloud Director instances.

  • OAuth configuration flow improvements

  • VMware Cloud Director 10.2.1 support

    Upgrades of deployed VMware Cloud Director instances to version 10.2.1 are now supported.

What's New February 23, 2021

  • Added API support for certificate thumbnail retrieval for VMware Cloud Director instances

    When you run a GET call to retrieve information about a specific VMware Cloud Director instance, the response retrieves the thumbprints for the public certificates that are associated with the instance.

What's New February 11, 2021

  • Added API support for retrieving the most recent VMware Cloud Director session

    You can use the /latestSessionEvent environment API endpoint to retrieve information about the most recent user to log into a VMware Cloud Director instance and the time of the login.

  • OAuth support

    You can establish a trust relationship between VMware Cloud Services and VMware Cloud Director service, and you can configure VMware Cloud Services as an identity provider for VMware Cloud Director.

  • Added API support for listing configuration issues

    You can use the /configIssues API endpoint to retrieve a list of configuration issues.

  • Added API support for retrieving information about associated on-premises VMware Cloud Director instances

    You can use the /associatedInstances environment API endpoint to retrieve information about associated on-premises VMware Cloud Director instances within your VMware Cloud organization, including information on SDDCs, provider VDCs, VDCs, organizations, and reachability of a specific on-prem instance.

What's New November 2020

  • Global availability of the VMware Cloud Director service

    You can deploy VMware Cloud Director instances in US West, Frankfurt, and Tokyo, and make them available to any SDDC within 150ms of latency. This means that you can deploy VMware Cloud on AWS SDDCs in most North America, EU, and APJ availability zones for use with VMware Cloud Director service.

Compatibility

The products and services with which VMware Cloud Director is compatible are listed in the VMware Product Interoperability Matrices.

Caveats and Limitations

There are some caveats and limitations to consider when using VMware Cloud Director service.

  • VMware Cloud Director service does not provide RabbitMQ. If you plan to use API extensions, blocking tasks, extension services, object extensions, and notifications, you will need to deploy a RabbitMQ server on your own. 
  • All VMware Cloud Director service components are deployed with self-signed certificates. As certificates that are signed by a trusted certification authority (CA) provide the highest level of trust, you can replace the self-signed certificates with CA-signed certificates.
  • VMware Cloud Director service supports two-cell deployments and the ability to increase the number of cells in your environment.
  • VMware Cloud Director service does not support the CPOM extension plug-in.
  • VMware Cloud Director service does not support using VMware® vRealize Orchestrator plug-in.
  • VMware Cloud Director expects the VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC to be a brand new deployment for the initial association. SDDCs that already have services configured, such as HCX, are not supported.

Resolved Issues

  • NEW Deploying VMs from the same catalog template results in duplicate UUIDs

    When a tenant deploys more than one VM from the same catalog template, the UUID of the resulting VMs are the same.

Known Issues

  • Attempting to create a VM, to add a VM hard disk, to upload a template, or to upload a media file to an organization VDC catalog fails

    When a tenant attempts to create a VM, or add a VM hard disk, or upload a media file or a template to an organization VDC catalog, the operation fails with the following error.
     {vim.fault.NoPermission) { faultCause = null, faultMessage = null, object = ManagedObjectReference: type = Datastore, value = datastore-17, serverGuid = null, privilegeId = Datastore.AllocateSpace } - Permission to perform this operation was denied.
    This issue occurs when the service provider has added an unusable storage profile to the provider VDC in which your organization VDC was created.

     Workaround: In the VMware Cloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal, verify that the WorkloadDatastore is the only datastore enabled for use by the provider VDC.

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