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Hybrid Cloud Release Notes

vCloud Connector 1.5 | 16 NOV 2011 | Build 515166
vcloud.vmware.com | 16 NOV 2011

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

New Features

  • Node-based architecture for vCloud Connector
    Significantly improves the reliability of VM transfers between clouds
  • vcloud.vmware.com
    Makes vCloud Connector UI available from the browser
    Allows you share your vCloud Connector with others
  • New browser-based management interface for both vCC Server and vCC Nodes
    Simplifies configuration, management and upgrades
  • Search function
    Finds specific VMs, vApps, and templates by name in large clouds
  • Copy and Deploy dialogs separated
    Gives you more fine-tuned control
  • Support for public and private vSphere 5.0 and vCloud Director 1.5 clouds
    Added to support for vSphere 4.0 and 4.1 and vCloud Director 1.0 and 1.0.1
  • i18n Level 1 Support
    For international users
  • vCloud Connector Server no longer needs temporary storage
    vCloud Connector Nodes do need temporary storage

Supported Browsers

  • Internet Explorer 7 and up
  • Firefox 3 and up

Supported Platforms

  • vSphere 4.0, 4.1, and 5.0
  • vCloud Director 1.0, 1.0.1, and 1.5

Documentation

Documentation for Hybrid Cloud and vCloud Connector 1.5

Hybrid Cloud Known Issues

Proxies that require username/password are not supported.
Because components in vCloud Connector may need to communicate across firewalls, proxy use may be necessary. In this release, however, proxies that require username/password authentication are not supported.
Workaround
None.
Power state of child virtual machines is not correctly displayed after changing state of vApp
If you change the power state of a vApp (for example, power off), the state of any child virtual machines will not display correctly in the UI.
Workaround
Refresh the screen.
Workloads and templates count is not updated after delete operation
If you delete a workload or a template, the count displayed in the respective tab is not updated.
Workaround
Refresh the screen.
Entities copied or deployed on vCloud Director are not correctly displayed
After a copy to vCloud Director or a deployment on vCloud Director, the entity may not show up immediately in the vCloud Connector UI.
Workaround
Refresh the cloud by clicking on it in the left hand tree view.
"Stop running this script?" dialog box appears during loading if your cloud has a large number of virtual machines.
On opening or adding a cloud when using IE or the vSphere Client plug-in, you may get a "Stop running this script?" dialog box.
Workaround
Click No each time it occurs. Do not click on another cloud until at least the first screen of the large cloud loads.
Power on after deployment option does not work.
If you add a vSphere-based cloud that uses vCenter Client version 40u3 to your vCloud Connector and attempt to deploy a template from that cloud, the "Power on after deployment" checkbox will not actually automatically power on the VM.
Workaround
Power on the VM manually.
The Register Nodes dialog box stays visible after registration is complete when using Internet Explorer.
You register a node by using a pop-up dialog box that should go away when the registration process is completed. In IE the dialog box does not always clear itself even though the process has completed successfully.
Workaround
Use Firefox.
Cannot copy content from a vCD 1.5 cloud to a vCD 1.0 cloud
Attempting to copy a template or workload from a vCD 1.5 cloud to a vCD 1.0 cloud fails. VMs or vApps created on vCD 1.5 have metadata attached to them that cannot be read by a vCD 1.0 instance.
Workaround
None.
Cannot copy VM or vApp from HW 8 vSphere or vCD to a HW 7 or lower vSphere or vCD.
Attempting to copy from a HW 8-based system to a HW 7-based system fails. See the vSphere/vCD support matrix.
Workaround
None.
Question mark help links from vCC UI link to out of date help.
If you click the question mark help link from the vCC UI, you either arrive at a beta site or a broken link.
Workaround
The correct help URL is http://pubs.vmware.com/hybridcloud/index.jsp