vCloud Director Appliance could not generate certificate – Are you deploying it from ESXi Directly or vCenter

Do you have a vCloud Director Appliance and you are deploying it from ESXi by directly logging in to the ESXi using vSphere Client?

Beware, you may end up receiving certificate generate error while at the deployment stage as below:

Generating SSL certifications for sfcb in /opt/vmware/etc/sfcb
Generating SSL certifications for lighttpd in /opt/vmware/etc/lighttpd
No value found
No value found
Unable to determine the cdrom devices, perhaps none have been configured: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ‘/proc/sys/dev/cdrom/info’
Unable to find the ovf environment.
FAILURE: OVF environment not supported. Please deploy on compatible vCenter Server.


So, to get rid of this, you need to deploy the OVF package by logging in to the vCenter Server. This was vCenter Server should be able to prepare the OVF environment for the vCloud Director.


About Prasenjit Sarkar

Prasenjit Sarkar is a Product Manager at Oracle for their Public Cloud with primary focus on Cloud Strategy, Oracle Openstack, PaaS, Cloud Native Applications and API Platform. His primary focus is driving Oracle’s Cloud Computing business with commercial and public sector customers; helping to shape and deliver on a strategy to build broad use of Oracle’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings such as Compute, Storage, Java as a Service, and Database as a Service. He is also responsible for developing public/private cloud integration strategies, customer’s Cloud Computing architecture vision, future state architectures, and implementable architecture roadmaps in the context of the public, private, and hybrid cloud computing solutions Oracle can offer.

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