vCloud Director SP 5.6.5 Released – Key Fixes

It’s been a big week for vCloud Director! For those still running the 5.6.x SP Build there was a point release last week taking vCD SP to 5.6.5 Build 3307437. The release is mostly a bug fix but there is the added support for Internet Explorer 11 (still no Edge Support but that’s not really a worry)

There are a number of resolved issues detailed in the Release Notes and I’ve picked out a couple of the more useful fixes below. The ones in RED where issues we ran into and raised with the vCD Support team.

  • Attempts to access media files sometimes fail
    When you attempt to access a media file in vCloud Director, the operation sometimes fails with an error message similar to the following.
    The VCD entity (com.vmware.vcloud.entity.media:xxxx) does not exist
  • Attempts to upload or download an OVF or media file over a network proxy service fail
    When you attempt to upload or download an OVF or media file in vCloud Director from a system that uses a network proxy service, the operation fails.
  • PFS enabled when you redeploy an Edge gateway
    When you redeploy an Edge gateway with a PFS disabled in the VPN settings, PFS is enabled after the deployment operations completes.
  • Attempts to deploy vApps from a catalog onto SDRS enabled clusters fails
    When you attempt to deploy a vApp from a public catalog onto SDRS-enabled clusters, the operation fails with an error message similar to the following.invalidProperty = StoragePlacementSpec.podSelectionSpec.initialVmConfig[].disk[].diskId
    inherited from com.vmware.vim.binding.vmodl.fault.InvalidArgument: A specified parameter was not correct.
  • Attempts to use the vCloud API to update the DHCP service on a cloud isolated network fail
    When you attempt to update the DHCP service on a cloud isolated network by using the vCloud API, the task appears to complete, but the DHCP service remains unchanged.

There are still a number of issues with IE 11 that have workarounds listed but great to see continued improvement on the platform and that the team is actively working with vCAN partners to resolve bugs. Big thanks to the team for fixing the DHCP bug for isolated networks…that will make our dev team happy!

The vCloud Director Release History Page has also been updated here.

References:

http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vcd/565/rel_notes_vcloud_director_565.html?__utma=207178772.129083480.1395064996.1449885631.1449885638.5&__utmb=207178772.1.10.1449885638&__utmc=207178772&__utmx=-&__utmz=207178772.1449885638.5.3.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=174193441