Tag: vcloud

Use VMware Container Service Extension with a corporate proxy

Use VMware Container Service Extension with a corporate proxy
The current post is a quickstart to VMware open-source project Container Service Extension (CSE), a Kubernetes as a Service for VMware vCloud Director. The project is already well documented (CSE documentation) and you should not have any trouble to set it up by following the installation steps. Except… if you plan to use it behind a corporate proxy to access to Internet. The goal of this post is to be a reminder to me for...

Object notfound in vRO using the vCloud Director plugin

Object notfound in vRO using the vCloud Director plugin
A strange behavior has happened just after vRO installation and vCloud director plugin configuration, I wasn’t able to interact with any objects managed by the vcloud director plugin. I created a simple workflow on my lab to illustrate the issue. The workflow cannot be more basic as it has only a single line of code to display the name of the vcloud:organization object provided on the input. This simple workflow cannot display the organization name...

REST ❤ Swagger, 2 minutes to create an API SDK ⏱ – Codegen Demo – Part 2

REST ❤ Swagger, 2 minutes to create an API SDK ⏱ – Codegen Demo – Part 2
After a short introduction of Swagger Codegen and the context of the demo made for a French vMUG Webinar, we will see how to apply this to VMware products like vCenter and vCloud Director. As this post is following the steps made in the part 1, I strongly encourage you to start with the previous post. Pre-requisites vCenter SDK with Codegen Prepare a client object Get a new session Get some content vCloud Director SDK...

REST ❤ Swagger, 2 minutes to create an API SDK ⏱ – Codegen Demo – Part 1

REST ❤ Swagger, 2 minutes to create an API SDK ⏱ – Codegen Demo – Part 1
On March 30th, I presented a webinar to the French VMUG community on the REST API subject and in particular on the way to generate API SDK clients without writing any code. Slide deck is published (only in french, sorry) here: vupti.me/rls. As said in the slide deck, this presentation was greatly inspired by a VMworld session: {CODE2216E} The art of code that writes code (Kyle Ruddy @ VMware Inc.). I cannot encourage you enough...

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...