vCloud Director Not Starting

Attempted to bring up vCD and saw the following in vcloud-container-debug.log

| ERROR | Start Level Event Dispatcher | StartupUtils | Error starting application: Could not bind network port: 80 on host address: 172.16.225.131 |
java.net.BindException: Cannot assign requested address
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketBind(Native Method)
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.bind(PlainSocketImpl.java:365)

One of these days I’ll allocate some static IP’s to my whole Fusion-bound vLab. Until then – I will put up with DHCP assigned IP’s.

To fix, first stop vCD [ vmware-vcd stop ], the modify cloud-director/etc/global.properties to reflect the IP changes for:

vcloud.cell.ip.primary
consoleproxy.host.https
vcloud.cell.ips

or anywhere you have the old address[es]. Some love from sed will do the trick here.

Now back to it …