vCloud Directory 5.6.4 released

A few days ago, 2015-02-12, VMware released an updated version, 5.6.4, of vCloud Director (vCD) for service provides. This release, since it’s a minor one, focus on fixing potential problem but one thing i know will be useful is the option of upgrading existing vCD installation (versions 5.5.2 and to vCD 5.6.4.

The following guest operating systems have been added:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
  • CentOS 6.5
  • CentOS 7
  • Oracle Linux 6.5
  • Oracle Linux 7

Below are a few of the fixes including in the vCD 5.6.4 release that i have seen in the field:

  • Attempts to download media files from a public catalog fail
  • Guest customization fails with a Sysprep error “Mount directory C: does not exist”
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, and 2012 virtual machines ask you to reset the guest operating system password after you customize the virtual machine with SID change and password reset
  • Autologon for non-administrator incorrectly disabled
  • Trying to assign a NAT IP to a vApp routed network set to manual fails with error Invalid IP address for external network
  • Datastores are inaccessible after being moved to storage pods

Read the VMware release notes here and general information about vCD here