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vCloud® Hybrid Service vSphere® Client Plug-in Release Notes

vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in 1.0.0 | 12 DEC 2013 | Build 1459641

Updated 07 MAR 2014

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

About the vCloud Hybrid Service Plug-in

vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in is a new plug-in that lets you view and manage your vCloud Hybrid Service resources in the vSphere Web Client. After you install the plug-in and register your vCloud Hybrid Service account with it, you can view all your Dedicated Cloud and Virtual Private Cloud instances in the vSphere Web Client. You can browse each cloud instance and manage its inventory of virtual data centers, gateways, networks, and virtual machines.

Note that the plug-in is intended for use by administrators; it cannot be used by vCloud Hybrid Service users with an End User role.

Supported Browsers

The vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in has the same browser requirements as the vSphere Web Client. See vSphere Web Client Software Requirements for information.

Supported Platforms

  • vSphere Web Client 5.5

Documentation

vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in Documentation Center

Known Issues

Unable to determine URL of plug-in zip file on My VMware
The installation script provides two ways of downloading the plug-in. You can either let the installation script download the plug-in zip file from a specific URL or you can download it yourself and provide the path. Because the URL of the plug-in zip file on the My VMware download page cannot be determined, use the second method. Download the plug-in zip file and use the corresponding option in the installation script.

Cannot sort object tables by column
You cannot sort any object tables in the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in by column. When you click on a column heading, the objects in that column should be listed in ascending or descending order.

Workaround
This feature is not enabled yet.

Cannot add more than 15 hard drives to a virtual machine
When you try to add more than 15 hard drives to a virtual machine by editing its hardware settings, the command fails.

Workaround
None. You cannot add more than 15 hard drives to a virtual machine from either the plug-in or the vCloud Hybrid Service portal.

Cannot view isolated networks in Networks tab
The Networks tab of a virtual data center only lists the gateway networks (routed networks) of the virtual datacenter. It does not list isolated networks.

Workaround
When you create a new virtual machine, or change the network assignment of a virtual machine, isolated networks are listed in and can be selected from the list of available networks.

Virtual machine console not supported on Safari browser
If you are using Safari, you cannot open a virtual machine's console.

Workaround
You can open the console using other browsers.

Task information might be unavailable for short periods of time
A notification service provides task information to the plug-in. If there is a proxy time-out, the connection to the notification service is lost. If the plug-in does not receive any notifications for two minutes, it attempts to reconnect to the notification service. You will not receive any notifications (task information) during that interval.

Workaround
Notifications resume after the plug-in reconnects to the notification service.

Storage profiles not displayed in plug-in
The vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in does not display storage profiles for virtual machines or let you select a storage profile while deploying a template. Templates are deployed with the default storage profile.

Workaround
None.

Available storage displayed is sum of available storage in all storage profiles
When you deploy a template from a virtual data center that has multiple storage profiles, the Customize resources page of the New Virtual Machine from Template wizard displays available storage that is the sum of the storage available in all the storage profiles, instead of displaying only the storage available in the default storage profile. (In the plug-in, you cannot select a storage profile and templates are deployed with the default storage profile.)

Workaround
You can check the available storage for the default storage profile in the vCloud Hybrid Service portal.