VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager 1.2 | 28 OCT 2021| Build 18842035

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

VMware Cloud Director Lifecycle Manager 1.2 includes the following:

  • Simplified deployment. You can deploy VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager 1.2 as a virtual appliance.
  • Added CLI capabilities. In addition to the API, you can deploy, upgrade, and configure products by using command-line interface (CLI). For information, see Using the VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager Command-Line Interface.
  • VAMI web interface. The virtual appliance management interface (VAMI) is a web-based management interface to perform basic administrative tasks for the appliance configuration.

Caveats and Limitations

VMware Cloud Director certificate configuration

For VMware Cloud Director up to version 10.2.x, VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager does not support different certificates for HTTPS service and the console proxy service. For both services, VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager uses the certificate you specify as a product certificate in the REST API payload for deployment or certificate update.

For VMware Cloud Director 10.3.x, different certificates can be specified as http or consoleproxy certificates in the REST API payload for deployment or certificate update.

To configure the certificate to be valid for both HTTPS service and the console proxy service, you must specify the certificate by using the FQDN of all VMware Cloud Director cells and the public (LB) FQDN.

Upgrade

VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager 1.2 does not support an in-place upgrade from VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager 1.1. You can install VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager 1.2 as a new appliance.

Documentation

To access the full set of product documentation, go to VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager Documentation.

Interoperability

For information about the VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager interoperability with other VMware products, see VMware Product Interoperability Matrices.

Resolved Issues

  • After upgrading to vRealize Operations Tenant App 2.6, you cannot access the vRealize Operations Tenant App plug-in in VMware Cloud Director

    If you use VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager to upgrade from vRealize Operations Tenant App 2.4 or 2.5 to version 2.6, in the VMware Cloud Director HTML5 UI, when you select the vRealize Operations Tenant App plug-in, the operation fails with a Time out error message.

  • When deploying VMware Cloud Director, if you specify a list of domain search paths in the deployment payload, the deployment fails with an error message

    When deploying VMware Cloud Director, if you specify multiple search paths as part of a vCenter Server network in the REST API payload, the deployment fails with an error message.
    Deployment error: Unexpected option: --prop:vcloudapp.expire_root_password.VMware_vCloud_Director=False

  • Deploying a product fails with an Unable to map to target networks. One or more target networks not found. error message

    When you deploy a product, if the portGroupName parameter contains the / symbol in its name, the operation fails with an error message.
    Unable to map to target networks. One or more target networks not found.

  • Product deployment fails if in the deployment task you specify a path to a nested resource pool

    In the deploy request, if you specify a path to a nested resource pool, the pre-deployment validation fails with an error message.
    Resource pool <specified nested resource pool> does not exist in vCenter.

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing deployment of vRealize Operations Tenant App 2.5 and 2.6 fails

    When you use VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager to update an existing vRealize Operations Tenant App 2.5 or 2.6 deployment, the REST API task fails with an ERROR status.

    Workaround: 

    1. In vCenter Server, open the vRealize Operations Tenant App VM console.
    2. Manually update the root password for vRealize Operations Tenant App to match the password you configure in the VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager REST API request.  
    3. In VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager, run the update REST API request.
  • Deployment and upgrade tasks for vRealize Operations Tenant App can take a long time to complete or fail with an error message

    In VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager, when you try to deploy or upgrade vRealize Operations Tenant App, the API task can take a long time to complete or fail with an error message such as:
    ERROR
    Vrops TA service or VM tools did not start successfully on VM

    Workaround: 

    1. In vCenter Server, open the vRealize Operations Tenant App VM console.
    2. Restart the vRealize Operations Tenant App virtual machine.  
    3. In VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager, run the deploy REST API request.
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