VMware Cloud Director 10.2.2.1 | 16 SEP 2021 | Build 18634229 (installed build 18634228)

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What's New

The VMware Cloud Director 10.2.2.1 patch release provides bug fixes, updates the VMware Cloud Director appliance base OS and the VMware Cloud Director open-source components.

System Requirements and Installation

For information about system requirements and installation instructions, see VMware Cloud Director 10.2 Release Notes.

Documentation

To access the full set of product documentation, go to VMware Cloud Director Documentation.

Previous Releases of VMware Cloud Director 10.2.x

VMware Cloud Director 10.2.2 Release Notes

VMware Cloud Director 10.2.1 Release Notes

VMware Cloud Director 10.2 Release Notes

Resolved Issues

  • If you do not delete certain certificate and truststore files before upgrading a cell to VMware Cloud Director 10.2.2, the cell becomes inoperable

    If any of the certificates.bak, proxycertificates.bak, and truststore.bak files exist in the /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/etc/ folder of the cell, after upgrading to version 10.2.2, the cell becomes inoperable. The logs show the following error.

    cp: cannot stat '/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/etc/proxycertificates.pem': No such file or directory
    cp: cannot stat '/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/etc/proxycertificates.key': No such file or directory

  • Powering on a vApp fails with Unable to deploy network error message

    If a vApp consists of VMs in different power state, powering on the vApp fails with an error message.
    Unable to deploy network network-name. Failed to create distributed virtual port group because a distributed virtual port group of that name already exists.
    A subsequent power on of the vApp completes successfully.

  • In an NSX Data Center for vSphere edge gateway, adding a new static IP address to the list of suballocated IP pools fails with an error message

    In an NSX Data Center for vSphere edge gateway with enabled IPsec VPN service, if the next hop IP address exists outside the subnet of the associated external network, adding a new static IP address to the list of suballocated IP pools fails with an error message.
    Static route next ho IP is not valid on selected interface.

  • The grid list view of IP allocation on an NSX Data Center for vSphere edge gateway appears empty

    When you log in as an organization administrator to the tenant portal, the grid list view of IP allocation on an NSX Data Center for vSphere edge gateway appears empty.

  • Deploying a vApp from an OVF package fails with an error message

    In VMware Cloud Director, if you generate an OVA file for a vApp configured with at least one disk larger than 8 GB, and you attempt to create a new vApp using this OVA file, the create operation fails with an error message.
    The selected OVF is referencing more files that you are uploading.

    This happens because the OVA file that you generate for the vApp is corrupted and is not usable.

  • While viewing the available VM consoles in a vApp, clicking on VM Consoles for a second time displays an empty list of available VM consoles

    In the VMware Cloud Director tenant portal, if you view the vApps in a grid view, clicking VM Consoles for a second time results in an empty list of available VM consoles for the selected vApp.

  • The VMware Cloud Director HTML5 UI displays the old name for a renamed virtual machine

    After renaming a VM, the Name in vSphere field on the VM general tab displays the old name instead of the new one.

  • In a multi-cell VMware Cloud Director installation, the synchronization of a subscribed catalog times out

    If you disable the automatic download of content from an external catalog to a subscribed catalog, synchronizing the catalogs freezes at one percent and times out.

  • The Enable Logging toggle is active for an organization administrator role without the required set of rights

    The Enable Logging toggle is active for a user assigned the organization administrator role even if the role does not have the Configure System Logging rights.

  • After reconnecting a vCenter Server instance, different vApp operations fail

    After reconnecting a vCenter Server instance, different vApp operations, like deploying a new VM or a vApp, fail with an error message.

  • Creating a distributed firewall rule configured with a stretched network as the source fails with an error message

    When attempting to create a distributed firewall rule, if you configure a stretched organization VDC network as the source, the create operation fails with an error message.
    Distributed Firewall rule <Firewall-name> has an invalid specification. 

  • After reverting a VM to a snapshot, the VM network appears as disconnected

    If you shutdown the guest operating system of a virtual machine by using the VM console and then you take a snapshot of a virtual machine, after reverting to the snapshot and powering on the VM, the VM network appears is disconnected.

  • Different cluster updates fill up the disk space on the VMware Cloud Director database

    In VMware Cloud Director, triggering different cluster updates can increase significantly the size of the VMware Cloud Director database.

  • Some VM and vApp operations fail with a <DomainName> should not be provided when using Org settings error message

    Editing a VM and deploying a VM or a vApp by using a template operations fail with an error message.
    <DomainName> should not be provided when using Org settings

  • Auto scale rule stops working

    24 hours after you configure an auto scaling rule, the auto scaling service looses connection to VMware Cloud Director and the rule that triggers the growing or shrinking of scale groups stops working.

  • Powering on a VM fails with a No compatible host has sufficient resources to satisfy the reservation error message

    In a provider virtual data center that has more than one resource pools, when you attempt to power on a VM, the operation fails with an error message.
    No compatible host has sufficient resources to satisfy the reservation.

Known Issues

  • New After upgrading to VMware Cloud Director 10.2.2.1, the Save button in the Edit Hard Disks wizard is greyed out

    After upgrading to VMware Cloud Director 10.2.2.1, when you attempt to add a new hard disk to a VM, the Save button in the Edit Hard Disks wizard is greyed out and you cannot update the VM hard disk properties.

    Workaround: This issue is fixed in VMware Cloud Director 10.2.2.1a.

  • After upgrading to vCenter Server 7.0 Update 2a or Update 2b, you cannot create Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters

    If the underlying vCenter Server version is 7.0 Update 2a or Update 2b, when you try to create a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid cluster by using the Kubernetes Container Clusters plug-in, the task fails.

    Workaround: None.

  • When using FIPS mode, trying to upload OpenSSL-generated PKCS8 files fails with an error

    OpenSSL cannot generate FIPS-complaint private keys. When VMware Cloud Director is in FIPS mode and you try to upload PKCS8 files generated using OpenSSL, the upload fails with a Bad request: org.bouncycastle.pkcs.PKCSException: unable to read encrypted data: ... not available: No such algorithm: ... error or salt must be at least 128 bits error.

    Workaround: Disable FIPS mode to upload the PKCS8 files.

  • After upgrade, the System Configuration page of the VMware Cloud Director appliance management UI does not appear

    After upgrading VMware Cloud Director appliance to version 10.2.2, the new System Configuration page of the appliance management UI does not appear.

    Workaround: To work around the issue and prevent it from recurring, clear the browser cache. 

  • Creation of Tanzu Kubernetes cluster by using the Kubernetes Container Clusters plug-in fails

    When you create a Tanzu Kubernetes cluster by using the Kubernetes Container Clusters plug-in, you must select a Kubernetes version. Some of the versions in the drop-down menu are not compatible with the backing vSphere infrastructure. When you select an incompatible version, the cluster creation fails.

    Workaround: Delete the failed cluster record and retry with a compatible Tanzu Kubernetes version. For information on the incompatibilities between Tanzu Kubernetes and vSphere, see Updating the vSphere with Tanzu Environment.

  • If you have any subscribed catalogs in your organization, when you upgrade VMware Cloud Director, the catalog synchronization fails

    After upgrade, if you have subscribed catalogs in your organization, VMware Cloud Director does not trust the published endpoint certificates automatically. Without trusting the certificates, the content library fails to synchronize.

    Workaround: Manually trust the certificates for each catalog subscription. When you edit the catalog subscription settings, a trust on first use (TOFU) dialog prompts you to trust the remote catalog certificate.
    If you do not have the necessary rights to trust the certificate, contact your organization administrator.

  • After upgrading VMware Cloud Director and enabling the Tanzu Kubernetes cluster creation, no automatically generated policy is available and you cannot create or publish a policy

    When you upgrade VMware Cloud Director to version 10.2.2 and vCenter Server to version 7.0.0d or later, and you create a provider VDC backed by a Supervisor Cluster, VMware Cloud Director displays a Kubernetes icon next to the VDC. However, there is no automatically generated Kubernetes policy in the new provider VDC. When you try to create or publish a Kubernetes policy to an organization VDC, no machine classes are available.

    Workaround: Manually trust the corresponding Kubernetes endpoint certificates. See VMware knowledge base article 83583.

  • The Setup DRaaS and Migration plug-in appears twice in the VMware Cloud Director UI top navigation bar

    The issue occurs because of the rebranding of vCloud Availability 4.0.0 to VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.0.0 after which two plug-ins exist. VMware Cloud Director does not disable the vCloud Availability 4.0.0 plug-in automatically. The old and new versions appear as the Setup DRaaS and Migration plug-in in the top navigation bar under More.

    Workaround: Disable the vCloud Availability 4.0.0 plug-in. For information on how to disable a plug-in, see Enable or Disable a Plug-in.

  • Entering a Kubernetes cluster name with non-Latin characters disables the Next button in the Create New Cluster wizard

    The Kubernetes Container Clusters plug-in supports only Latin characters. If you enter non-Latin characters, the following error appears. Name must start with a letter and only contain alphanumeric or hyphen (-) characters. (Max 128 characters).

    Workaround: None.

  • After resizing a TKGI cluster, some values in the data grid appear as blank or not applicable

    When you resize a VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI) cluster, the cluster values for the organization and VDC in the data grid view appear to be blank or N/A.

    Workaround: None.

  • Filtering of advisories by priority results in an internal server error

    When you use the VMware Cloud Director API, applying a priority filter to an advisory fails with an error.

    "minorErrorCode": "INTERNAL_SERVER_ERROR" "message": "[ d0ec01b3-019f-4ed2-a012-1f7f5e33cb7f ] java.lang.String cannot be cast to java.lang.Integer"

    Workaround: Obtain all advisories and filter them manually. For information, see the VMware Cloud Director OpenAPI documentation.

  • The API documentation provides an incorrect description of the Advisory priority sort order

    The Advisory model object contains a priority field to specify the urgency of each advisory that you create. The Advisory API documentation incorrectly states that the priorities are listed in descending sort order. The VMware Cloud Director API documentation lists the priorities for an advisory in ascending sort order.

    Workaround: None.

  • NFS downtime can cause VMware Cloud Director appliance cluster functionalities to malfunction

    If the NFS is unavailable due to the NFS share being full, becoming read only, and so on, can cause appliance cluster functionalities to malfunction. HTML5 UI is unresponsive while the NFS is down or cannot be reached. Other functionalities that might be affected are the fencing out of a failed primary cell, switchover, promoting a standby cell, and so on. For more information about setting up correctly the NFS shared storage, see Preparing the Transfer Server Storage for the VMware Cloud Director Appliance.

    Workaround: 

    • Fix the NFS state so that it is not read-only.
    • Clean up the NFS share if it is full.
  • Trusting an endpoint while adding vCenter Server and NSX Resources in a multisite environment does not add the endpoint to the centralized certificate storage area

    In a multisite environment, while using the HTML5 UI, if you are logged in to a vCloud Director 10.0 site or trying to register a vCenter Server instance to a vCloud Director 10.0 site, VMware Cloud Director will not add the endpoint to the centralized certificate storage area. 

    Workaround:

    • Import the certificate into the VMware Cloud Director 10.1 site by using the API.
    • To trigger the certificate management functionality, navigate to the SP Admin Portal of the VMware Cloud Director 10.1 site, go to the Edit dialog of the service, and click Save.
  • Trying to encrypt named disks in vCenter Server version 6.5 or earlier fails with an error

    For vCenter Server instances version 6.5 or earlier, if you try to associate new or existing named disks with an encryption enabled policy, the operation fails with a Named disk encryption is not supported in this version of vCenter Server. error.

    Workaround: None.

  • When using the VMware Cloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal with Firefox, you cannot load the tenant networking screens

    If you are using the VMware Cloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal with Firefox, the tenant networking screens, for example, the Manage Firewall screen for an organization virtual data center, might fail to load. This issue happens if your Firefox browser is configured to block Third-Party cookies.

    Workaround: Configure your Firefox browser to allow third-party cookies. For information, go to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/ and see the Websites say cookies are blocked - Unblock them KB.

  • A fast-provisioned virtual machine created on a VMware vSphere Storage APIs Array Integration (VAAI) enabled NFS array, or vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVols) cannot be consolidated

    In-place consolidation of a fast provisioned virtual machine is not supported when a native snapshot is used. Native snapshots are always used by VAAI-enabled datastores, as well as by VVols. When a fast-provisioned virtual machine is deployed to one of these storage containers, that virtual machine cannot be consolidated .

    Workaround: Do not enable fast provisioning for an organization VDC that uses VAAI-enabled NFS or VVols. To consolidate a virtual machine with a snapshot on a VAAI or a VVol datastore, relocate the virtual machine to a different storage container.

  • After upgrade to VMware Cloud Director 10.2.x, importing an SSL certificate from Cassandra fails with an error message in the cell-management-tool

    When you use the cell-management-tool to import SSL from Cassandra, the operation fails with an error message.
    Unable to load VCD's SSL context.

    Workaround: Use the VMware Cloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal to import the SSL from Cassandra. For information, seeImport Trusted Certificates.

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