[INFO] vCloud Director 1.5.1 Released!

I know I am about 8 hours late to the party on this one, but there is a few things I wanted to point out.  Although this is a minor release, with some feature enhancements, to me there is a lot to this in the way of fixes.  The feature enhancement list is not that long but some are key for folks:

New platform support (Huge!)

  • vCloud Director 1.5.1 adds support for the following:
    • vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1
    • ESXi 5.0 Update 1
    • vShield 5.0.1
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (64 bit), Update 7 (as a supported vCloud Director Server operating system)

Firewall rules can be configured with CIDR blocks, IP ranges, and port ranges
Added system notification for lost connection to AMQP host
Enhanced cell management tool and log collection script
Support for AES-256 encryption for VPN tunnels
Increased the retention maximum for vCenter Chargeback history

What is most interesting is many of the Resolved Issues which I have pulled out what I think are the most notable.

Cannot compose a vApp or add a virtual machine to a vApp after upgrading from vCloud Director 1.x to 1.5

Networking issues on virtual machines running certain guest operating systems

Cannot reset an organization network after upgrading from vShield Manager 4.1 to 5.0

vCloud Director Web interface displays erroneous entries when an LDAP-based Organization Administrator creates a catalog or catalog item

  • This was actually a bug Harry Smith and I found together in the field and filed

A Note About Upgrading

Remember that vCloud is a group of products that need to be upgraded in sequence for the most part.  I posted some articles on upgrading from 1.0.1 to 1.5 which document the order.  If you are going from 1.5 to 1.5.1 the same basic order should apply for the smoothest upgrade.  You can see the order in the first article broken down by the four phases under Related Posts below

About Chris Colotti

Chris is active on the VMUG and event speaking circuit and is available for many events if you want to reach out and ask. Previously to this he spent close to a decade working for VMware as a Principal Architect. Previous to his nine plus years at VMware, Chris was a System Administrator that evolved his career into a data center architect. Chris spends a lot of time mentoring co-workers and friends on the benefits of personal growth and professional development. Chris is also amongst the first VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX#37), and author of multiple white papers. In his spare time he helps his wife Julie run her promotional products as the accountant, book keeper, and IT Support. Chris also believes in both a healthy body and healthy mind, and has become heavily involved with fitness as a Diamond Team Beachbody Coach using P90X and other Beachbody Programs. Although Technology is his day job, Chris is passionate about fitness after losing 60 pounds himself in the last few years.


  1. beside Red hat operating system. Can we install vcloud on Linux SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 (32-bit)” or “Linux SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 (64-bit)”? hope you can help me?

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