How to install VMware vCenter Orchestator Plug-in for VMware vCloud Director

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We have a brand new video for you this morning of interest to those wishing to start using the VMware vCenter Orchestator Plug-in for VMware vCloud Director.

There isn't a KB for this video as it's purely a howto install video.

New Articles Published for week ending 2/26/11

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New Articles Published for week ending 2/26/11


VMware Alive Enterprise
VMware Alive Enterprise minimum user requirements for the Hyperic Adapter (1034095)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Starting and stopping VMware Alive Enterprise services (1034903)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Adjusting VMware Alive Enterprise resource and metric limits (1033981)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Configuring Hyperic for Client Authentication in VMware Alive Enterprise (1034426)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
Accessing the Alive Enterprise Application Overview widget fails (1034587)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Setting up email notification for Java Service Wrapper in Alive Enterprise (1034625)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Alive Enterprise VMware Adapter not receiving Metrics or Health Status information (1034898)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Deploying Alive Adapters on VMware Alive Enterprise 7.2 (1034902)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
VMware Alive Enterprise default Tomcat ports (1034962)
Date Published: 2/25/2011

VMware Capacity Planner
VMware Capacity Planner Enterprise or Collection Dashboard does not display data for a Project (1034417)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Allowing Capacity Planner Data Manager to collect data from Linux systems (1016316)
Date Published: 2/21/2011

VMware Data Recovery
VMware Data Recovery fails to connect to vCenter Server (1033382)
Date Published: 2/25/2011

VMware ESX
Using br0 network bridge interfaces in VMware guest operating systems (1033810)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Using PuTTY to capture serial-line logs from ESX/ESXi hosts (1033843)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
esxtop command showing high %RDY values for Virtual Machines running on NUMA enabled ESX hosts. (1026063)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Upgrading vCenter Server, Update Manager, and ESX/ESXi to vSphere 4.1 Update 1 (1034497)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
Allowing vCPUs of an SMP virtual machine to share an HT-enabled core might improve performance (1034929)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
vSphere Client does not apply the updated values when you change any iSCSI login parameter (1035005)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
iSCSI target discovery with software or hardware initiators fails with the error: discovery login ... rejected (1032533)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine fails to boot after guest customization (1034358)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Recomposing a VMware View desktop pool fails with the error: Cannot find a useable port in DVS N1000V The resource xxx is in use. (1021485)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Changing the virtual hardware version of a virtual machine from version 7 to version 4 (1027576)
Date Published: 2/21/2011
Cannot unmount snasphot datastores from vCenter Server or a VI Client (1031421)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Management operations fail with the error: License Expired, expired (1034772)
Date Published: 2/22/2011

VMware ESXi
Virtual machine appears powered off after restarting the management services on the host (1033591)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
ESXi hosts configured with vNetwork Distributed Switches (vDS) are inaccessible (1032749)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
ESX/ESXi 4.0 experiences a purple diagnostic screen in a VMM world using binary translation (1034041)
Date Published: 2/23/2011

VMware Fusion
Networking fails after cloning an Ubuntu virtual machine (1032790)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Installing Windows 7 in a virtual machine fails with the error: A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing (1034725)
Date Published: 2/21/2011

VMware ThinApp
WordPerfect ThinApp Capture fails with the error: Error loading Writing Tool Manager (1029707)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Unable to launch multiple instances of virtual IE in VMware ThinApp (1029773)
Date Published: 2/24/2011

VMware vCenter Application Discovery Manager
After changing the IP Address of the vCenter ADM aggregator, discovery stops working (1026040)
Date Published: 2/22/2011

VMware vCenter CapacityIQ
CapacityIQ runs out of disk space in the root partition (1034810)
Date Published: 2/23/2011

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
The RAW database is missing in vCenter Configuration Manager (1028017)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Installing the vCenter Configuration Manager Collector on a non-English operating system (1035034)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
How to manually increase the VMware vCenter Configuration Manager agent debug level on UNIX/Linux platforms (1027885)
Date Published: 2/21/2011
IIS error during the foundation checker in vCenter Configuration Manager (1028016)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
How to hide the Active Directory Slider in the vCM user interface (1031663)
Date Published: 2/23/2011

VMware vCenter Orchestrator
vCenter Orchestrator does not populate the Web View Inventory for the Virtual Center (1017516)
Date Published: 2/24/2011

VMware vCenter Server
vCenter Server fails with the error: Failed to initialize: vim.fault.ConcurrentAccess (1033111)
Date Published: 2/21/2011
Starting the VI Client fails with the error: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'vjslib (1033387)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
vSphere client connection to vCenter server stops responding at the loading data screen (1019688)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Storage Views tab missing in vSphere Client 4.x and Storage Monitoring plug-in fails to enable (1029816)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Event and Task enabled values in Database Retention Policy are swapped. (1030840)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Changing the vCenter Update Manager 4.1 Update 1 database password (1034605)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Removing a host from a vDS fails with errors when vmknics or vnics are connected to vDS ports (1034781)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
Management operations fail with the error: Evaluation period is over (1034784)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
Installing vCenter Server 4.x fails with the error: The following port numbers are invalid or already in use (1030445)
Date Published: 2/21/2011
System Account Run As option is disabled when installing vCenter Server 4.x (1030458)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Running the P2V wizard in vCenter Converter Standalone 4.0.x fails when destination is vCenter Server (1034316)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Upgrading VMware Tools using Update Manager 4.x fails with the error: The operation is not supported on the object (1034495)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Using a product feature fails with the error: The current license does not support the requested feature (1034785)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
CPU usage on ESX hosts spikes to 100 % for a few minutes (1032746)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Viewing storage statistics using the Storage Views/Reports feature fails with the error: Invalid keystore format (1027106)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
Generating Custom or Default SSL Certificates (1029944)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Creating a host profile from an existing host in vCenter Server fails with the error: not well-formed (invalid token) (1034327)
Date Published: 2/24/2011

VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat
vCenter Server Heartbeat Console log reports the warning: Error creating counter Server Work Queues\Queue Length... (1030675)
Date Published: 2/25/2011

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Changing advanced settings in VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (1032752)
Date Published: 2/22/2011

VMware vCloud Request Manager
VMware vCloud Request Manager Certificates (1033125)
Date Published: 2/22/2011

VMware View Manager
View sessions are logged-out before their timeout values when using PCoIP (1031783)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Assigning VMware View desktops from the command line fails with the error: Failed to obtain sid for specified user" (1031784)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Tripp-Lite USB to Serial Converter does not work with View Desktop (1028403)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Installing or upgrading the View 4.5 Security Server fails with the error: unable to pair the security server with the specified connection server (1029234)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Datastores are not visible in the VMware View Admin console (1029814)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
When using custom SSL certificates, the VMware View Manager 4.5 client fails to connect to the Connection server (1030506)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
Troubleshooting PCoIP Secure Gateway (PSG) issues (1034825)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Each time a user logs into a virtual machine with View 3.1 agent, a Windows Explorer window opens in the host machine (1016253)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
Guest Customization (sysprep) settings are not visible in VMware View Manager (1029705)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Duplicate printers are displayed in the VMware View desktop (1031688)
Date Published: 2/22/2011
VMware View clients stops responding on Authenticating... (1017522)
Date Published: 2/25/2011
The VMware View Manager 4.5 Admin console displays the assigned user's SID instead of domain\username (1029723)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Changes to network share files are lost on Windows 7 after a recompose or refresh (1034555)
Date Published: 2/23/2011
Running the Add-PSSnapin VMware.View.Broker PowerShell command fails after upgrading to View 4.6 (1034692)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
A security server continues to handle connection requests after being removed from the View configuration (1034694)
Date Published: 2/24/2011
Local mode operations might fail when the localhost entry is not present in either the hosts file or DNS (1035087)
Date Published: 2/26/2011
If you use a nonstandard port for vCenter Server in View Administrator you cannot enable View Composer (1035091)
Date Published: 2/26/2011
View Manager cannot scan ThinApp repositories hosted on CIFS shares (1035094)
Date Published: 2/26/2011

VMware VirtualCenter
Verifying vCenter Server 2.5 jobs and stored procedures (1033588)
Date Published: 2/22/2011

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Allowing vCPUs of an SMP virtual machine to share an HT-enabled core might improve performance (1034929)

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Allowing vCPUs of an SMP virtual machine to share an HT-enabled core might improve performance (1034929)

HyperThreading (HT) technology is adopted again with recent Intel processors. Typically, two logical processors are presented per physical core.

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vSphere Client does not apply the updated values when you change any iSCSI login parameter (1035005)

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vSphere Client does not apply the updated values when you change any iSCSI login parameter (1035005)

To see the updated values, you must remove and add the IP address for discovering the target storage array through vSphere Client or through the

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Physical Machines with Teradici Host card not working with PCoIP (1033823)

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Physical Machines with Teradici Host card not working with PCoIP (1033823)

· Connection to a Physical Computer with a Teradici PCoIP Host card from a Zero Client fails · The Physical Computer is a brokered desktop in View This issue occurs if you are

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Scanning the ESX host using VMware Update Manager fails with the error: request failed because the remote server xxx.xxx.xxx.xx took too long to respond (1029364)

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Scanning the ESX host using VMware Update Manager fails with the error: request failed because the remote server xxx.xxx.xxx.xx took too long to respond (1029364)

· Unable to scan the ESX host using VMware Update Manager · Scanning the ESX host using

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The VMware View Client freezes when connecting to VMware View Connection Server (1031795)

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The VMware View Client freezes when connecting to VMware View Connection Server (1031795)

· When connecting to the VMware View Connection Server using the VMware View Client, the View Client freezes · To close the View Client, you have to kill

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Performance statistics rollup failure due to arithmetic overflow errors (1003732)

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Performance statistics rollup failure due to arithmetic overflow errors (1003732)

VirtualCenter Server 2.5 uses the SQL Server Agent to periodically execute procedures that roll up collected performance statistic data. In some instances, data

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Sort sequence is incorrect and sorting/scrolling in the Virtual Machines tab in vCenter Server is slow (1029665)

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Sort sequence is incorrect and sorting/scrolling in the Virtual Machines tab in vCenter Server is slow (1029665)

· Sorting by a column in the Virtual Machines tab in vCenter Server gets progressively slower with the number of virtual machines

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Virtual machine memory usage alarms triggered for virtual machines when guest operating system memory usage is low (1013206)

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Virtual machine memory usage alarms triggered for virtual machines when guest operating system memory usage is low (1013206)

· When operating a virtual machine on an ESX 4.0 host with Intel systems that support EPT technology or AMD systems that

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hostd and vpxa exceed hard limit for memory use during VMware Consolidated Backup (1002713)

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hostd and vpxa exceed hard limit for memory use during VMware Consolidated Backup (1002713)

Running a VirtualCenter Backup operation on an ESX host results in the VirtualCenter agent (vpxa) failing and the ESX host becomes disconnected from

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Connecting to the VMware View desktop fails with the error: No desktop resource available (1025790)

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Connecting to the VMware View desktop fails with the error: No desktop resource available (1025790)

· Unable to connect to the VMware View desktop · Connecting to the VMware View desktop from a physical computer in which the VMware View Client

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Changing the log file behavior in VMware View components (1025887)

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Changing the log file behavior in VMware View components (1025887)

This article provides steps to manually configure the logging behavior of these VMware View components: · VMware View Connection Server and Security Server · VMware View Agent ·

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Top 5 Planet V12N blog posts for week 8

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Top 5 Planet V12N blog posts for week 8

Big announcements over the past 24 hours, VMware View 4.6 is released along with VMware Thinapp 4.6.1.  Congrats to both teams for all the hard work that went into getting these major updates out the door to our customers.  The long awaited PCoIP security server is now available for View, and we now get much more support for Microsoft Office 2010 with Thinapp 4.6.1.

Here are the top picks for week 8, happy surfing.

Eric Horschman - Hypervisor Memory Management Done Right - Sophisticated and effective memory management has always been a key strength of the ESX (and now, ESXi) hypervisor that powers VMware vSphere.  Back in 2001, when ESX first came out, 2GB was a lot of RAM in an x86 server, so it was essential for a hypervisor to economize on memory to deliver the server consolidation benefits customers were so eager to realize.  Back then, the big attraction of server virtualization was running several lightweight utility and test/dev servers in VMs on a single host and memory was usually the resource that limited consolidation ratios.  Today, x86 machines are pushing 1TB of RAM, but because our customers have now virtualized their most memory-hungry production database, messaging and application servers, memory resources are just as critical as ever.

Gabe van Zanten - To USB or not to USB, how do you boot your ESXi host? -  On Sunday evening there was a good discussion on twitter about booting ESXi from USB stick or not. A number of arguments pro and con were made and like many discussions there is no real right or wrong. I decided to write this post to give my arguments on booting ESXi from USB stick.  I’m very much in favor of booting ESXi hosts from USB stick. The USB stick is a very cheap medium and its power consumption is next to nothing. Compared to having an internal hard disk the costs are much lower. Since ESXi only needs the USB stick while booting it would be a waste of money and power to have a hard disk running in these hosts instead of an USB stick. Since ESXi only needs about 2GB, which is a fraction of the size of the smallest hard disk you can buy today, you would be wasting a lot of disk space when running from hard disk. So in hardware cost and power consumption, USB sticks are much cheaper than a hard disk.

Alan Renouf - Backing up the ESXi System Image - ESXi is based on a system image, VMware used to call this a firmware but some people found this misleading, most people still refer to it as firmware but in this post I will refer to it as a system image.  The system image is a unified image which is the same whether booting from USB, Hard Disk, PXE or any other media. The logic in the first boot will provide auto configuration based on the kind of installation you have.  One thing to remember about ESXi is that it is memory based, so once booted the system image is entirely loaded into memory, ESXi doesn't care if the original media disappears after boot, there is no reliance on the boot device for running after booting.

Scott Drummonds - Turning Your Virtualization Project Around - Recently an former VMware colleague of mine sent me an email. His new employer’s IT department encountered a variety of problems with the virtualized deployment of their custom application. Now they are reluctant to put business-critical applications on vSphere. The tide of virtualization is crushing them from all sides so they know that they need to figure out what has gone wrong and produce a functional virtual environment. But where to start? And how can they mitigate risk and avoid any more failures?  At my friend’s request I spent some time thinking about this. I sent him a long response and thought I would share it with you.

Andre Leibovici - VMware View 4.6 PCoIP Software Gateway (PSG) - VMware View 4.6 has been just released and as everyone expected this release introduces support for external secure remote access with PCoIP, without requirement for a SSL VPN. This feature is also known as View Secure Gateway Server. VMware’s Mark Benson, in his blog article, does a very good job explaining why tunnelling PCoIP traffic through the Security Server using SLL was never a viable solution because VMware didn’t want to interfere with the advanced performance characteristics of the protocol.

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Popup Error Message Dialog Containing Cryptic Text (1034990)

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Popup Error Message Dialog Containing Cryptic Text (1034990)

Occassionally, you may see a popup error message dialog that contains cyptic text and the vCloud Connector UI may become unresponsive. If the vCC UI in the vSphere Client becomes

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