Tag: vcloud

Extending VMware vCloud Director functionalities

Extending VMware vCloud Director functionalities
This post is the English translation of the one published on blog.groupe-sii.com to present a new kind of development activities in SII Group: the extension of the VMware vCloud Director portal. The post will explain the concept that enables the extension of this VMware product to add new functionalities to the native portal and to provide a consistent user experience to final customers. Introduction to VMware vCloud Director VMware vCloud Director is a quite common...

VMware vCloud Director – Change SSL certificates

VMware vCloud Director – Change SSL certificates
The following procedure is a self-reminder of How-To replace the certificates of a VMware vCloud Director deployment. Prepare informations Create unsigned certificates Create certificate requests for CA-signing Import signed certificates in the keystore Apply certificates to the services Prepare informations Here is a configuration sample for a single cell deployment. Change settings according to your needs: If you are using multi-cells deployment, I stronlgy recommend you to extend informations in the -ext "san=dns:..." parameter of...

VMware - Patch the vCloud Director cacerts file

When you install a VMware vCloud Director instance, it comes with an embedded JRE (Java Runtime Environment). For example, vCloud Director includes JRE 1.8.0_121 : $VCLOUD_HOME/jre/bin/java -version java version "1.8.0_121" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_121-b13) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.121-b13, mixed mode) JRE includes it’s own keystore for trusted SSL certificates, the cacerts file. This file is depending on both oracle/Java and VMware/vCloud releasing and if your certification authority root certificate isn’t...

VMware - Explore vCloud Director catalog publishing feature

VMware introduced in version 5.5 of vCloud Director, a feature to externaly expose catalogs and if necessary, to subscribe to an externaly exposed one. This is useful to synchronize catalog between two (or more) vCloud Director instances. Basic usage Publish a Catalog to an External Organization Subscribe to an External Catalog Feed Exploring the catalog content What is behind the shared URI List items Download files from catalog Basic usage The two following sections are...