Upgrading vCloud Networking & Security to NSX including vCloud Director

This morning I gave an internal presentation to my colleagues about upgrading vCloud Networking & Security (vCNS) to NSX including vCloud Director (vCD), as there’s still quite some customers that need to follow up on this. In this article, you can find my remarks and key takeaways that might assist you in performing the upgrade without any hassle.

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vCloud Director: Unable to verify the following cells share the transfer spooling area

Today I encountered an issue where, in a multi-cell vCloud Director environment, warnings were popping up in the /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs/cell.log:

Warning: unable to verify the following cells share the transfer spooling area.

This article describes what this means and how to fix it.

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How to deploy a vSphere 6 U1 lab in Fusion

While new versions of vSphere are being released and deployment methods have been changed, it’s currently not so straight forward to deploy a vSphere lab inside Fusion and Workstation. This due to the fact that there is no OVF-based vCenter Server Appliance install available anymore (as of vSphere 6) and there is some manual fiddling required to make this work. This article will describe the steps you need to take for deployment.

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