Upgrading to VMware Cloud Director 10.4

VMware Cloud Director 10.4 was launched almost 3 months ago, if you have an older version is a good time to plan and upgrade to the latest version.

VMware Cloud Director 10.4

Since versions prior to VMware Cloud Director 10.3 reached the end of support it’s a good time to upgrade to version 10.4.

You can check the Lifecycle Matrix here:

Platform Services & Operations​ improvements

  • Enhanced visibility into catalog synchronization steps and progress​
  • Fast cross-VC catalog instantiation with shared storage​
  • Service account API tokens​
  • Consolidated VM console on VCD API URL​
  • High-priority automated test suites run on CDS​
  • Support for all VCD workflows through a proxy between VCD and vSphere (including for automated tests)​
  • Multi-tenancy service account enhancements​
  • CSE / Container enhancements​
  • Extensibility enhancements​
  • Terraform & vRA enhancements

Networking improvements

  • Static Routes​
  • New NSX Advanced Load Balancer Basic Features​
  • New NSX Advanced Load Balancer licensing model​
  • Mitigation for NSX-T vApp fencing limitations (API)

Storage improvements

  • Better IOPS reporting
  • SDRS enhancements​ to save VM placement time and utilize proper storage space

Compliance updates

  • STIG Readiness Guide​
  • Photon OS 3.0

If your Cloud Director is the appliance version, you can directly migrate from version 9.7 and up.

VMware Cloud Director Appliance Upgrade Path

In the case of a VMware Cloud Director Linux-Based Upgrade with the external database, you can go to version 10.4 from

In all of the cases, please check: