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Azure AAD Single-Sign Token Issues with VMware vCloud Director

By Antti Hurme 09/09/2019 No Comments 2 Min Read

If you’re using Azure AAD as your federation SSO identity source, you might end up with the following error in your vcloud-container-debug.log pointing to an old token; Caused by: Authentication statement is too old to be used with value 2019-08-12T08:12:11.298Z and Authentication request failed: Error validating SAML message By default, Azure tokens have a fairly long lifetime, and VMware vCloud Director only accepts tokens with a maximum age…

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VCNI to VXLAN Post Migration Issues with Disconnecting Ethernet adapters

By Antti Hurme 20/03/2017 2 Comments 3 Min Read

As of 8.10 vCloud Director Network Isolation (VCDNI) has been marked as depricated and migration to VXLAN should be made prior to upgrading to vCenter 6.5 and vSphere 6.5. Tom Fojta has a nice blog post about the migration to VXLAN, so I do recommend taking a look into that if you are about to do it. Migration in itself wasn’t painful and everything went smoothly. We migrated our VCNI…

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Changing ORG vDC Network owner

Encountered this error today, while trying to get rid of an old vDC that wasn’t in use anymore. That vDC had a organization network, which was shared and used in another vDC within the same organization. Looking at the organization view in networking, you can see a column named “owner”, and there the vDC that was used when creating that organization network. This option can’t be changed with the GUI,…

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VMware vCloud Director 5.5.x and 5.6.x Internaltional Key mapping broken with WebMKS Console

By Antti Hurme 02/03/2015 No Comments 1 Min Read

Noticed that with the latest update to VMware vCloud Director, 5.5.2 build 2233543 Thursday 10/23/2014 any console window opened with Google Chrome browser had really strange behavior with my Scandinavian keyboard layout. It wasn’t the regular type of keyboard layout mix up where you could just switch the way you input to match the US keyboard layout, but instead it was completely foobaared and none of the key presses really…

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