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vCloud Director reports ESXi host is down, when it’s not October 15, 2013

Posted by vbry21 in VMware blogs, VMware Training.
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Today (15/10/13) I’m messing about with VMware vCloud Director 5.1 and when I came to create my provider VDC I got an error stating that one of my hosts was down.

I checked my host and it was indeed UP not DOWN.

My fix was, stick the host into maintenance mode, do a reboot and then take the host out of maintenance mode.

I then went back into the vCloud Director Console and enabled the host; all was then good with the world.

I then had a look on Google and found the following blog on VMware’s Blog site.


VMware vCloud Director 5.1 Fundamentals, a free course December 9, 2012

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I was out at VMworld 2012 in October.

Dr Steve Herrod told us all about the software datacentre, we were also told about the new version of vCloud Director, the new version is called vCloud Director 5.1.

I teach the vCloud 1.5 courses and think the product is excellent, but the new product is better.

Working for a VATC, I teach VMware courses and I’m looking forward to the new courses for 5.1 arriving. But until that day, VMware have very kindly given us a free course to get us in the mood.

VMware vCloud Fundamentals [5.1]

The VMware vCloud Director Fundamentals [V5.1] free self-paced course introduces students to the components, architecture, functions, and benefits of vCloud Director.


Have a look at this course, as we keep getting told, the future is in the cloud.