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vRealize LifeCycle Manager – New License – Exception while loading DLF

Adding a new license into vRLCM locker fails with;

Exception while loading DLF. Check /var/log/vlcm for more detail

Sorry I didn’t take a screenshot of this in the UI.

In the log file, you will see the error code;

LCMLICENSINGCONFIG11005

Over all the logs are not very helpful;

INFO [pool-2-thread-12] c.v.v.l.p.a.s.Task - -- Injecting task failure event. Error Code : 'LCMLICENSINGCONFIG11005', Retry : 'true', Causing Properties : '{ CAUSE :: }' 
com.vmware.vrealize.lcm.plugin.core.licensing.common.exception.ValidateLicensingException: Exception while loading DLF. Check logs for more detail
at com.vmware.vrealize.lcm.plugin.core.licensing.task.ValidateLicenseTask.execute(ValidateLicenseTask.java:137) [vmlcm-licensingplugin-core-2.1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar!/:?]
at com.vmware.vrealize.lcm.automata.core.TaskThread.run(TaskThread.java:45) [vmlcm-engineservice-core-2.1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar!/:?]
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1149) [?:1.8.0_221]
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:624) [?:1.8.0_221]
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:748) [?:1.8.0_221]

The Fix

Reboot the vRLCM appliance.

Regards

Dean

Nested VCF Lab – Error while creating NFS datastore

Whilst deploying my nested VCF environment for my home lab, I kept hitting the same issue over and over again, even when I rolled the environment back and redeployed it.

Error while creating NFS Datastore for host XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX

Looking into the debug log files on the Cloud Builder appliance found in the below location;

vcf-bringup-debug.log /var/log/vmware/vcf/bringup/

You can see basically the same error message, and not much help.

ERROR [c.v.e.s.o.model.error.ErrorFactory,pool-3-thread-7] [TP9EK1] VCF_HOST_CREATE_NFS_DATASTORE_FAILED

And the log ends with the below comments, I’ve left my Task ID numbers in, but obviously these are unique to my bring up;

DEBUG [c.v.e.s.o.c.ProcessingTaskSubscriber,pool-3-thread-7] Collected the following errors for task with name CreateNFSDatastoreOnHostsAction and ID 7f000001-6ed0-12cd-816e-d1f7a33f006f: [ExecutionError [errorCode=null, errorResponse=LocalizableErrorResponse(messageBundle=com.vmware.vcf.common.fsm.plugins.action.hostmessages)]]

DEBUG [c.v.e.s.o.c.ProcessingTaskSubscriber,pool-3-thread-19] Invoking task CreateNFSDatastoreOnHostsAction.UNDO Description: Mount Repository NFS Datastore on ESXi Hosts, Plugin: HostPlugin, ParamBuilder null, Input map: {hosts=SDDCManagerConfiguration____13__hosts, nasDatastoreName=SDDCManagerConfiguration____13__nasDatastoreName, nfsRepoDirPath=SDDCManagerConfiguration____13__nfsRepoDirPath, repoVMIp=SDDCManagerConfiguration____13__repoVMIp}, Id: 7f000001-6ed0-12cd-816e-d1f7a33f006e ...

DEBUG [c.v.e.s.o.c.c.ContractParamBuilder,pool-3-thread-19] Contract task Mount Repository NFS Datastore on ESXi Hosts input: {"hosts":[{"address":"172.18.30.10","username":"root","password":"*****"},{"address":"172.18.30.11","username":"root","password":"*****"},{"address":"172.18.30.12","username":"root","password":"*****"},{"address":"172.18.30.13","username":"root","password":"*****"}],"nasDatastoreName":"lcm-bundle-repo","nfsRepoDirPath":"/nfs/vmware/vcf/nfs-mount","repoVMIp":"172.18.30.50"}

DEBUG [c.v.e.s.o.c.ProcessingTaskSubscriber,pool-3-thread-19] Collected the following errors for task with name CreateNFSDatastoreOnHostsAction and ID 7f000001-6ed0-12cd-816e-d1f7a33f006f: [ExecutionError [errorCode=null, errorResponse=LocalizableErrorResponse(messageBundle=com.vmware.vcf.common.fsm.plugins.action.hostmessages)]]

WARN  [c.v.e.s.o.c.ProcessingOrchestratorImpl,pool-3-thread-10] Processing State completed with failure

INFO  [c.v.e.s.o.core.OrchestratorImpl,pool-3-thread-15] End of Orchestration with FAILURE for Execution ID 8c9c5ab1-e48a-414e-9c4d-8936e6f12c91

The Fix

I struggled with this one for a while, at first I considered maybe an IP address conflict with the SDDC manager appliance, but it wasn’t that, I had the same issue after trying again with a different IP address.

I discussed this with our internal support, and I was pointed to the direction of KB 1005948.

When I followed the article, I noticed that the default vmkernel used to access my subnet and the subnet of my SDDC manager was VMK2, which is assigned for VSAN traffic; Continue reading Nested VCF Lab – Error while creating NFS datastore

VMware LifeCycle Manager – Migration error “SSH is not enabled or invalid” – LCMMIGRATION15102

During my migration from vRSLCM 2.1 patch 2 to the latest version 8 release, I encountered the following error;

Error Code: LCMMIGRATION15102

vRSLCM Migration Failed with SSH is not enabled or Root credential invalid. Please make sure SSH is enabled or porvide the correct root credential by adding the credential to the home page locker app

Pretty obvious error, however the provided root credentials were correct, and I could use putty to connect to my existing LCM instance.

The fix

Continue reading VMware LifeCycle Manager – Migration error “SSH is not enabled or invalid” – LCMMIGRATION15102

Nimble Storage – The life of a failed disk

Today I found out a disk had failed in a production SAN. Oh no!!!

But like previous experiences, this is different. And my support experience is pretty darn good. So I thought lets write this up. Because you always here about the terrible failures and pain in the arse experiences, never the good.

Note:  This post is about the support experience, but it must be noted, there was performance or end user impact during this failure either!

The notifications

So the first notification came in, telling me the disk was unhealthy and that it was being inspected by the array, the main thing is;

  • Informed me of the issue
  • Informed me of the actions

Second notification, confirmation the RAID was in a degraded state.

Third notification,  confirmation the disk had failed.

The support call

Or rather the lack of support call, I logged onto Nimble Infosight. Continue reading Nimble Storage – The life of a failed disk

[Quick Post] Citrix Receiver – Clean uninstall tool – #vDM30in30

The issue

On my work based Windows 8.1 VM, I was finding that Citrix Receiver would crash any time I opened an ICA file from a Web Interface/StoreFront website, this meant that any desktop or application would not work.

  • I removed Citrix Receiver
  • I upgraded Citrix Receiver
  • I installed as the actual local admin
  • I installed the plugins for other browsers

But every time, the same, the process would stop responding.

The Fix

Occasionally software vendors release “clean up” tools, to remove their pesky applications completely, to fix underlying issues. And Citrix are the same.

Citrix Receiver Clean-up Tool

So I ran this, rebooted my machine. Installed the latest Citrix Receiver, connected up to my customers environment, and voila, it worked!

So this is a quick post incase anyone didn’t know this tool existed.
Regards

Dean