Monday, January 16, 2017

vCloud Director reporting unusual version


While working with a client past week, we realize an odd issue. vCloud Director was reporting a version of 0.0.1.123456 build date was weird as well.


I decided to check the cells version on the vCD database.
As we can see from the dbo.cells table both my cells were reporting the same weird version.


 Since both cells were reporting the same issue I thought it could be a bug and then decided to update the cells from version 8.10 to the latest vCD fix, which was 8.10.1.

No luck !!! : (

Analyzing further I found out that product version and product build date were missing on  the Global Properties file, on a normal system it should looks like that.


So I just added the entries on the file (/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/etc/global.properties)

For version 8.10.1 the information must be the follow:

product.version = 8.10.1.4655197  
product.build_date = 2016-11-15T16:50:35-0800  


MAKE SURE YOU TAKE A COPY OF THE GLOBAL.PROPERTIES FILES BEFORE MAKE ANY CHANGE.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT PRODUCT VERSION AND BUILD DATE INFORMATION

After the change I just recycled vCD’s services and the product version was reported back properly on the GUI.
Follow KB1033575 to properly shutdown vCD cells.

that's it.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Just Another IT Blog Year-End Review



As a personal tradition, my first post of the year is a review of the past one.
Despite the fact it’s not technical stuff neither makes anyone’s life easier, I’d like to share the numbers and keep it for posterity.

In 2016 I produced 32 posts which generated 63,711 page views, it’s a 28% increase from past year, not bad considering I’m an independent blog without much advertising creating content on my free time.

My audience comes majority from US, UK, India and Brazil, but there are people consuming my content from other 168 countries, amazing if you ask me.

Those are my Top 10 post from 2016 (in red is 2015 rank #)



If you have some feedback, suggestion on topics to cover or even a criticism  please drop an email or twitter.
Let’s make 2017 even better !!!!

Who am I

My photo
I’m an IT specialist with over 15 years of experience, working from IT infrastructure to management products, troubleshooting and project management skills from medium to large environments. Nowadays I'm working for VMware as a Consulting Architect, helping customers to embrace the Cloud Era and make them successfully on their journey. Despite the fact I'm a VMware employee these postings reflect my own opinion and do not represents VMware's position, strategies or opinions.

Most Viewed Posts

Blog Archive