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Key Takeaways from VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.6 Release

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  VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.6 introduces a range of exciting new features and enhancements that further empower businesses to ensure the availability, reliability, and resilience of their cloud environments. Let's dive into the key highlights of this release: vSphere to vSphere Recovery Plans: With VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.6, the scope of recovery plans expands to encompass vSphere Disaster Recovery and migration between vCenter Server sites. This enhancement allows businesses to seamlessly orchestrate and execute recovery plans for vSphere environments. Audit Logs: Enhancing the security and transparency of your cloud operations, this version introduces the ability to audit VMware Cloud Director Availability events using the Cloud Director delivery channel. External events, including those from VMware Cloud Director Availability, are automatically marked as audit events. This feature ensures audit persistence, retention, and export capabilities through VMwar

Key Takeaways from VMware Cloud Director 10.5 Release

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The recent release of VMware Cloud Director 10.5 brings forth a range of new features and enhancements that further empower cloud providers and administrators to efficiently manage their cloud environments. In this blog post, we'll delve into the exciting updates introduced in VMware Cloud Director 10.5 showcasing a plethora of features designed to enhance interoperability, networking capabilities, user experiences, and overall efficiency. Here are the key takeaways from this latest release: 1. NSX Federation with VDC Groups: VMware Cloud Director 10.5 supports NSX Federation for coordinating security policies across local NSX Manager instances. Up to 4 NSX Manager instances can be included in a single VDC Group, offering enhanced flexibility. NSX Federation is applicable to Stretched Tier 0 and Tier 1 Gateways, enabling networking availability zones across regional data centers. 2. IP Spaces Migration UI Wizard: Introducing an IP Spaces Migration UI wizard for seamless migration o

vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Cloud Director

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vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Cloud Director is a vRealize Operations (vROps) management pack created exclusively for VMware Cloud Director (VCD). This management pack monitors the health of supported VMware Cloud Director entities and delivers smart alerts for monitored Provider VMware Cloud Director resources to provide early warnings. It also aids in capacity planning. It can monitor and meter CPU, Memory, Storage, NSX-V Backed Cloud Director, and NSX-T Backed Cloud Director statistics. It includes a number of out-of-the-box reports and dashboards to assist administrators in meeting their use case. For more information about vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Cloud Director, go to  https://marketplace.cloud.vmware.com .  Installation Check the version of vROPS installed e.g 8/.6 or 8.10 Go to  https://marketplace.cloud.vmware.com  and sign in with your VMware Account. Search for vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Cloud Director "version&

Discover the Power of VMware Cloud on AWS: Recap of VMUG Berlin Spring Meetup

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VMware User Group Berlin is excited to announce that the recording of our Spring Meetup on VMware Cloud on AWS is now available for viewing. For those who missed the event or would like to revisit the content, we are pleased to share the recording of the meetup. The recording includes the presentations and the Demo session, and you can access it via this link - VMConAWS-VMUG Berlin In the recording, you will hear about the key features and benefits of VMware Cloud on AWS, including a high-level architecture overview, networking capabilities, and add-on services. Additionally, our guest speakers provided a live demo of VMware Cloud on AWS, showcasing its ease of use and powerful capabilities. Our event was a great success, and we would like to thank everyone who attended and made it such an engaging and informative event. The presentations by our guest speakers, Ralf Frankemolle and Daniel Schlinge, were insightful and provided an excellent overview of VMware Cloud on AWS. We hope that

Error: "Datastore "XXX" conflicts with an existing datastore"

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  PROBLEM Recently I tried to upgrade one of my ESXi hosts from version 6.7 to 7.0 using VMware Lifecycle Manager. The upgrade gets stuck at 47%. However, when I take the remote console using iLO, I see the ESXi is already upgraded. The LCM Events and logs show that vCenter is not able to connect to the host.  I tried to connect the Host manually and got the below error: Datastore "XXX" conflicts with an existing datastore in the datacenter that has the same URL "UUID", but it is backed by different physical storage. RESOLUTION 1.     Check if the all the vmhba are visible: Run this command to see all vmhba - esxcfg-scsidevs -a or esxcli storage core adapter list 2.     Check if the vmhba drivers are compatible. In my case smartpqi driver had to be upgraded to latest version. (Microchip-smartpqi_70.4054.2.118-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807_17871815) 3.     Check if the datastore is accessible and visble from ESXi UI or ESXCLI. 4.     Remove the host from