VMware Cloud Director | 12 OCT 2021 | Build 18686837 (installed build 18686238)

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What's New

The VMware Cloud Director Express Patch release resolves the issue with adding a hard disk to a virtual machine in VMware Cloud Director For more information, see the Resolved Issues section.

System Requirements and Installation

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


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 Release Notes

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

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

    After upgrading to VMware Cloud Director, 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.

Known Issues

  • 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.


    • 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. 


    • 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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