VIB module for agent is not installed on host (vShield-VXLAN-service)

While delivering a vCloud engagement to one of our enterprise customers using the latest vCloud Director 5.1.2 and vCloud Networking & Security 5.1.2a, my VXLAN configuration where failing at the stage where its preparing the hosts. I followed the same steps I have used for other customers and in my lab with previous versions, which is as well confirmed by different colleague to work and posted on other blogs.

For reference, the installation steps published by Rawlinson at are almost identical to the installation step I have followed, though I kept getting the following error while the vCloud Networking & Security Manager is trying to prepare my hosts for VXLAN by pushing the VXLAN Agents to them:  “VIB module for agent is not installed on host   (vShield-VXLAN-service)”. The below images demonstrate the error I was getting in my vSphere Client and in the vCloud Networking & Security web interface:

VXLAN Agent VIB failed to install error message in vCenter


VXLAN not ready error in vCNS

After fuzzing with the error for couple of hours and researching a solution, I have discovered that for some reason vCloud Networking & Security is failing to automate the installation of the VXLAN Agent VIB into my ESXi hosts. For that I decided to try to install the VXLAN Agent VIB manually into my ESXi hosts & test if that work out.… Read More

vCloud Networking & Security 5.1.1 create dvPort Groups, but fails to create vmknic interfaces

While installing vCloud Director 5.1 in my home lab, I have faced an odd problem while configuring vCloud Networking and Security 5.1.1 for VXLANs. If you follow VMware Configuration guides for VXLAN or any of the many articles on configuring vCloud Director/vCloud Networking & Security 5.1.1 for VXLAN, it will always mention that as soon you complete the configuration vCloud Networking & Security 5.1.1 will automatically create a dvPort Group that has a name of the format  vxw-vmknicPg-dvs-xx-xx-xx-xx, as well a vmknic interface. Few samples of such instructions can be found at:

In my lab I was facing the odd case of the dvPort Group being created, but no vmknic interface what so ever being created. After investigating the situation & a bit of internal research I have discovered that this is due to vCloud Networking and Security 5.1.1 depending on VMware Update Manager to push the VIB to each host to configure it for VXLAN, where in some cases VUM has proved problematic pushing these or a flaky VUM installation could cause such a problem. The good news is that vCloud Networking & Security 5.1.2a has just been released and handle pushing these VIBs differently and does not depend on VUM to do it eliminating all the trouble You can get the new vCloud Networking & Security 5.1.2a… Read More