Operational Enhancements for Cloud Suppliers and Tenants in VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.4

As with each earlier launch, VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.4 delivers a number of usability and operation enhancements that purpose to make the product even simpler for each Cloud Suppliers and their tenants.

With this new function, Cloud Suppliers can now see the VMware Cloud Director Availability model operating at every paired on-premises web site from the Peer Websites menu. They’ll apply model filtering or sorting to make the view extra complete. That is additionally legitimate for paired cloud websites however provided that they function VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.4. 

VCDA Peer sites

One other new addition regarding variations is a brand new step added to the improve wizard of the cloud home equipment that lists all of the paired on-premises websites that may develop into incompatible after the improve. It’s simply an informative step that reveals warnings and won’t cease the improve course of. Nevertheless, it’s extremely helpful for Cloud Suppliers as they’ll notify their tenants to get their VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises home equipment updated on time with out affecting their companies. 

VCDA Pre-upgrade check

This new step is just not obtainable through the On-Premises equipment improve.

To additional facilitate the troubleshooting course of, a brand new choice permits the Cloud Supplier system administrator to gather the on-premises web site logs immediately from the VMware Cloud Director Availability Administration Portal. The tenant can allow it through the pairing or re-pairing to the cloud as, with out their permission, the logs assortment is just not attainable.

VCDA Allow Log Collection from Cloud

The gathering is completed by the Assist Bundles menu by clicking Generate New and deciding on Generate a help bundle from On-Premises web site(s).

VCDA Generate support bundles

This new function permits Cloud Suppliers to manage the disk provisioning kind. It makes use of the Skinny Provisioning setting of the Group VDC:

  • whether it is enabled, any new replications will use Skinny provisioned disks
  • whether it is disabled, any new replications will use Thick lazy zeroed provisioned disks
VCD OrgVDC settings

This setting is taken into account throughout take a look at, migration, and failover occasions.

Please notice that this setting is not going to be efficient when seed VMs are used. Then their disk provisioning kind is saved.

There are circumstances when the system administrator configures a replication on behalf of their tenants, however later they should modify or take a look at it, for instance. In such circumstances, the system administrator has to manually change the possession of the replication to the tenant group by the VMware Cloud Director Availability UI.

This new function provides a brand new web site setting known as Default Replication Proprietor with two potentialities – System group and Tenant group.

VCDA Change the default replication owner

By default, it’s set to System group, however switching it to Tenant group will robotically change the possession of newly created replications by the system administrator to the tenant group.

This new function permits filtering the supply websites when wanting on the Required sources on the VMware Cloud Director Availability Portal predominant dashboard. That is particularly useful when one group has a number of protected supply websites, and the Cloud Supplier wants to grasp what sources will probably be wanted if a catastrophe occurs to a selected information middle. 

VCDA Endpoint resource capacity filter

Gathering suggestions is important for designing new options and sustaining a purposeful product that matches the market calls for. This makes the In-Product Suggestions function extraordinarily essential, because it permits each Cloud Suppliers and their tenants to submit their ideas and concepts on the product – whether or not they like one thing or one thing else is lacking.


The brand new Suggestions button is on the market on the primary dashboard within the VMware Cloud Director Availability Portal, VMware Cloud Director Availability vSphere Consumer Plug-in, and VMware Cloud Director Availability Plug-in for VMware Cloud Director.

VCDA Dashboard Feedback
VCDA vSphere Client Plug-in Feedback

As we extremely worth the suggestions we obtain and use it to enhance the product additional, please be at liberty to make use of this new function as a lot as attainable.

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