In the vCloud Director 1.5, to enable VHV, you needed to add a special SQL statement that would enable VHV for the underlying ESXi 5.0 hosts. With the latest release of vCloud Director 5.1, that is no longer necessary and you now enable it on a Per VM basis within the vCloud Director 5.1 UI.
Here are the steps for enabling VHV for vCloud Director 5.1
- Insert SQL statements into VCD Database that perform the following:
- Enable new "VMware" guestOS Family
- Enable new guestOS Type ESXi 4.x and 5.x
- Enable host preparation to enable VHV (vSphere 5.0 & vCloud 1.5 only)
- Enable promiscuous mode
- Insert SQL statement into VCD Database for Network Pool that is being used for your ESXi VMs
- Enable both Promiscuous Mode and Forged Transmit for vSphere Backed Portgroup within vCenter Server or ESXi host
Here is a screenshot of what you should see in the vCloud Director 5.1 UI for creating a new VM and you should now have the ability to select a new guestOS Type called "VMware" and select either an ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.x guestOS Version.
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