Announcing availability of Interop Bundle 1.4.8 for VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager 1.4

Interop Bundle 1.4.8 is available for download. You can download the same from here.

If you are not familiar with interop bundles, please check this blog for more information.

With this interop package we have added the below features.

  • Support for Chargeback 8.10 (formerly known as vRealize Operations Manager Tenant App)
  • Support for VCD 10.4.1, which was released on 8th December.
  • Improvements in the user interface

Selecting networks for node NICs allows filtering of port groups as it allows entering part of the network name. Other minor changes have been added to improve the overall user experience.

  • Improved upgrade logic for VCD

During the upgrade preparation step, a backup copy of the NFS share is captured and returned during rollback if necessary.
The upgrade procedure waits for upgrades to be fully installed on the cells. This may take some more time, especially when upgrading to VCD 10.4.1.
In case the upgrade times out in certain cases, an environment variable can be added to configure or disable this timeout. You can add the environment variable by running the following command and restarting the VCP LCM service: su -c "echo CPLCM_VCD_UPGRADE_PROCESS_TIMEOUT=3600 >> /etc/environment; systemctl restart vcplcm-api.service"

  • Improved certificate update for VCD

Certificates are installed more reliably. Additional verification of certificates and keys has been added.

Installs interop package through the user interface

With VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager, the installation of the interop package has been simplified and can be installed using the user interface.

The steps below explain the installation process:

Procedure

  1. To access the VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager UI, navigate to https://vcplcmhost-name and log in as vcplcm.
  2. Click on the top navigation bar Administration.
  3. On it Troubleshooting page, select an option.

    • Click to check for available Interoperability Packs Check for update of Interop Bundle.
    • Click to update the appliance using the latest available Interoperability Pack Update Interop package.
      • Select the downloaded interop package and click Install the Interop Bundle

After successful installation you will get a message “Interop package has been updated”

If you now click again, Check for the Interop Bundle update below Troubleshooting page, will receive the message below.

The installation of the interop package can be verified by logging in VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager UI > About

After installing the interop package, you need to reload the browser to actually load the UI changes.

Hope this is helpful and stay tuned for more updates. You can also contact our slack channel – vmwarecloudprovider.slack.com

For more information, please see the VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager 1.4 release notes,

William

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