Usage Meter 3.6.1 and vRealize Operations 8.1 Authentication

On our VMware Cloud Provider Partner Slack workspace, a question came up on why Usage Meter 3.6.1 (UM) was failing to connect to a newly deploy vRealize Operations (vROps) 8.1 instance.

The failure message that was being received was “incorrect username or password”, even though the credentials were correct. Firewall rules were not blocking accessibility.

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Deploying VMware App Launchpad for VMware Cloud Director

In this post, I am going to review the deployment steps for installing and configuring the newly available VMware App Launchpad. Also, I will be doing a high-level overview as I am learning about this new VCD addition.

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VMware App Launchpad Introduction

First, the VMware App Launchpad is a platform that allows for the ability to create application catalogs within VMware Cloud Director (VCD) for self-service. The value behind this is Bitnami’s entire catalog platform, which is integrated into VMware App Launchpad. A provider can also create custom applications and expose these through the plugin.

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Upgrading to VMware Cloud Director 10.1 – SSL Management Changes

This will be a quick post discussing SSL changes inside of VMware Cloud Director 10.1. I wanted to publish this as it’s important to provide further context around these changes. Furthermore, there could be errors around endpoint behavior post-upgrade when using self-signed certificates.

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10.1 New Items on VMware Cloud Director 10.1

VMware Cloud Director 10.1 is now out! I’d like to highlight ten (technically, 10.1 🙂 ) items that showcase some of the new functionality within this release. This is not by any means complete. However, these are top of mind items I’ve interacted or reviewed.

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