VIB module for agent is not installed on host vShield-VXLAN-Service

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Lately I’m spending a lot of time with vCloud Director. running into all kinds of weird errors…

When I tried to enable VXLAN in my vCloud Director setup I got the following error: “VIB module for agent is not installed on host vShield-VXLAN-Service”

This is solved by installing the VXLAN VIB which is available as a download on your vShield Manager: https://vsm-ip/bin/vdn/vibs/5.1/ on all your ESXi hosts in your VCD Cluster.

I used vCenter Update Manager to update all my ESXi hosts. no reboot is required.

After that, login to your  vCloud Networking and Security appliance (previously knows as vShield Manager), navigate to Networks, Network Virtualization and click on Preparation. Click Resolve to prepare your hosts.


After the preparation the VXLAN status indicator inside vCloud Director is green.


How to configure VXLAN in vCloud Director 5.1 can be found on the punching clouds blog

About Marco Broeken

Marco Broeken is Author of this blog and owner of vSpecialist Consulting and has 20 years experience in IT. Marco has been rewarded with the vExpert status from 2011 - 2018.

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