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vCloud Director 9.1.0.1 for Service Providers Release Notes

vCloud Director 9.1.0.1 for Service Providers | 19 JUN 2018 | Build 8825802

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

vCloud Director 9.1.0.1 upgrades Java Runtime Environment from version 1.8.0_162 to version 1.8.0_171. It also introduces a new API function that allows you to configure advanced settings for virtual machines. For example, you can enable latency sensitivity for one or more virtual machines.

System Requirements and Installation

For more information about system requirements and installation instructions, see vCloud Director Installation and Upgrade Guide.

Documentation

To access the full set of vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers documentation, go to the VMware vCloud Director for Service Providers Documentation.

Known Issues

See the vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers Release Notes for Known Issues.

Resolved Issues

  • Registering API extensions through REST fails with an error.

    Registering API extensions through REST with JSON fails with the following message:

    406 Not Acceptable error

  • In vCloud Director Tenant Portal, the Configure Services tab is disabled for Advanced Edge Gateway.

    In vCloud Director Tenant Portal, you cannot configure Advanced Edge Gateway settings as an administrator with any of the Gateway Advanced Services rights.

  • A vCloud Director cell does not go into maintenance mode when an LDAP synchronization task is scheduled.

    An active vCloud Director cell does not enter in maintenance mode if there is a scheduled LdapSyncJob task in the task scheduler queue. 

  • In a virtual machine web console that is opened in Mozilla Firefox, a single keystroke types a character multiple times​.

    When you open a web console of a virtual machine in Mozilla Firefox and start typing, the console interprets single keystrokes incorrectly and prints a single character multiple times.

  • When importing a virtual machine from vCenter Server, vCloud Director relocates it to the primary resource pool.

    When you import a virtual machine created on a non-primary cluster in vCenter Server to vCloud Director, the machine is always relocated to the primary cluster.

  • In the vCloud Director Tenant Portal, the administrator of one organization can see virtual machines that belong to other vCloud Director organizations.

    When you configure the organizations in vCloud Director to use an LDAP server for authentication, an administrator of one organization, who is logged in vCloud Director Tenant Portal, can see virtual machines that belong to other organizations.

  • Importing a virtual machine from the vCenter Server deletes the original virtual machine after cloning it.

    When importing a virtual machine from the vCenter Server to vCloud Director involves changing its datastore, the process consists in cloning the source virtual machine and deleting it, while effectively changing its Managed Object Reference (MoRef).

  • The vCloud Director REST API does not suggest a POST request link for vApps, virtual data centers, and organizations.

    The vCloud Director REST API suggests only a GET request link for vApps, virtual data centers, and organizations.

    For example:  <Link rel="metrics" href="https://vcloud.example.com:8443/api/vApp/vapp-8/metrics/historic"   type="application/vnd.vmware.vcloud.metrics.historicUsageSpec+xml"/>

  • Using the vCloud Director Web Console with Internet Explorer 11, you cannot open a VM console.

    The VM console displays a black screen for VM thumbnail and remains in Connecting state.

  • Using the vCloud Director Tenant Portal with Internet Explorer 11, you cannot open a VM console.

    Console thumbnails are displayed, but remain in Connecting state when you try to open them.

  • The automatic import of a virtual machine to an organization VDC fails if the virtual machine is connected to a VDC network that does not belong to this organization VDC.  

    When you create a virtual machine in vCenter Server and connect it to an organization VDC network that is only shared but does not belong to a particular organization VDC, the automatic import of the virtual machine to that organization VDC fails with the following error message:

    Cannot import auto discovered VM VM_name from VC which is not connected to valid Organization VDC network  

  • In Internet Explorer, the vCloud Director Tenant Portal displays in English regardless of the default language of the browser or the operating system.

    When you open the vCloud Director Tenant Portal in Internet Explorer, the user menu displays in English even if you configured a different language for the browser or for the operating system.

  • When importing a virtual machine that is created in a secondary resource pool in vCenter Server, vCloud Director relocates the virtual machine to a new datastore in the primary resource pool.

    When you import a virtual machine that is created in a secondary resource pool of vCenter Server, vCloud Director relocates the virtual machine to a new datastore in the primary resource pool.  This happens even when the new datastore has reached its resources threshold or the original datastore is visible only to the secondary resource pool.

  • Enabling High Availability for existing edge gateways in a data center with installed NSX Edge 6.4.0 fails. 

    In a data center with installed NSX Edge 6.4.0, you cannot enable High Availability for existing edge gateways that belong to a datastore cluster with enabled Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (SDRS).

  • A vApp user who does not have Edit VM CPU rights, cannot deploy a vApp in My Cloud from a catalog.

    A vApp user who does not have Edit VM CPU rights, cannot deploy a vApp in My Cloud from a catalog. The vApp deployment fails with an OperationDeniedException: This operation is denied error message.

  • When you upload a media file from the vCloud Director Tenant Portal, the same generic error message appears for multiple error conditions.

    When you upload a media file in the vCloud Director Tenant Portal, if there is any error condition, for example you did not select a catalog to which to upload the media file or if you do not have permissions to upload files to a catalog, you receive the same generic [object Object] error message. 

  • Adding a new Distributed Firewall (DFW) rule to vCloud Director or editing an existing rule disables the Distributed Firewall rule logging.

    When you modify an existing Distributed Firewall (DFW) rule in vCloud Director or create a new one, the logging of Distributed Firewall (DFW) rules changes to Do not log.

  • When a virtual machine is on a storage policy that is backed by a datastore cluster, adding it to a VM group fails.

    When a virtual machine is on a storage policy that is backed by a datastore cluster, adding it to a VM group fails with a PlacementException NO_FEASIBLE_PLACEMENT_SOLUTION error message.

  • vCloud Director creates and displays multiple user entries for a single user.

    vCloud Director creates and displays multiple entries for a single user if this user belongs to multiple user groups in vCloud Director.

  • API authentication during link generation fails with a NullPointer Exception if the authentication uses a custom method.

    When you use a custom method to authenticate against the vCloud API and check if a certain link must be included in the response, vCloud Director logs a NullPointer Exception.

  • vCloud Director Tenant Portal does not display existing organization virtual data centers.

    When you use a self-signed SSL certificate for vCloud Director and you log in to vCloud Director Tenant Portal, you do not see a list of the existing organization virtual data centers.

  • Tenant users must have the View Registered vRealize Orchestrator Servers right to run workflows that require input parameters.

    To run workflows that require input parameters, tenant users must have the View Registered vRealize Orchestrator Servers right.

  • Errors occur when you perform tasks in the virtual machine grid of the detailed vApp view in vCloud Director Tenant Portal. 

    In vCloud Director Tenant Portal, errors occur when you perform a task on a virtual machine in the virtual machine grid, for example sort rows or align columns.