When updating my vRealize Automation instance from 8.0 to 8.0.1, I ran into an issue;
Error Code: LCMVRAVACONFIG90030
vRA VA Upgrade Status Check failed.
Upgrade prepare on vRA VA sc-dc1-vra001.simon.local failed with state error. To know more about the failure, run command "vracli upgrade status --details" on the vRA VA sc-dc1-vra001.simon.local. If the prepare upgrade issue is fixed outside vRSLCM, the vRSLCM request can be proceeded to next step by clicking RETRY with proceedNext property set to true. Optionally, the whole upgrade can be cancelled and started afresh by clicking RETRY with cancelAndStartAfresh property set to true. If both the retry properties are set to true,cancelAndStartAfresh property will take precedence and will be honoured
I logged into my vRA node, and ran the recommended command “vracli upgrade status –details”. This basically told me no running application servers were running. Which was odd, as my vRA installation was working.
So I ran “vracli status” and immediately seen that I had some issue with my database in the vRA node. I’m unsure if this was a pre-upgrade issue, or happening during the upgrade.
[ERROR] Exception while getting DB nodes.
Error getting database node status
I decided to run “deploy.sh” which re-runs all the Kubernetes configuration, thus killing and restarting all the services. This seemed to resolve my issue, as running the upgrade again worked as expected.
If you encounter this situation, I would recommend you contact VMware Support for guidance, and information as to why your services have stopped. As this is in my lab environment, I do not have the same considerations as those that run production.
A few months back, I setup a Horizon Environment running in our VMC environment used for lab purposes. Since then, I’ve been asked by several people to go through the setup. So, I’ve also decided to create a blog post on the matter.
This blog post will cover the considerations for running VMware Horizon on VMC, and the technical setup itself of the lab environment I created.
- Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS is not DaaS
- Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS Deployment Guide and Supportability
- Feature Support
- Horizon on VMC architecture
- Platform Considerations
- Identity Management
- File Shares
- Image management
- Network Service
- VMC Network Segments
- Load Balancing
- Firewall Rules
- Horizon Connection Broker Configuration
Continue reading Horizon on VMC – Consideration and setting up a lab environment
As we find ourselves on reduced or zero travel thanks to the outbreak of COVID-19, we also find ourselves with reduced human interaction. Sometimes that can be a good thing (less chance to contract the virus in question), sometimes it cannot.
Whilst chatting to a few of my team members last week, I decided to ask our collective group about their Desert Island top 3 songs. Taking the idea from UK’s BBC Radio 4 show “Desert Island Discs”
Desert Island Discs is a radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4. It was first broadcast on the BBC Forces Programme on 29 January 1942.
Each week a guest, called a 'castaway' during the programme, is asked to choose eight recordings (usually, but not always, music), a book and a luxury item that they would take if they were to be cast away on a desert island, whilst discussing their lives and the reasons for their choices.
This was simply just a way to start off a conversation that wasn’t to do with the virus that is affecting all of our lives at the moment.
So, I present to you the VMware UK & Ireland TAM Team’s Desert Island Discs Spotfiy Playlist…
I also challenge you to have the same conversations with your teams over the next few weeks, create a playlist and make it public and tag me on twitter or comment below.
Today VMware ran their announcement event “App Modernization in a multi-cloud world” event, which leads with their vSphere 7 flagship product and the native integration of Kubernetes (Project Pacific).
Below I’ve summarised the available information as of today;
Cloud Foundation Blog
Cloud Management Blog
And finally here is the official press release for all of today’s announcements.
The VMware Technical Account Management team have been producing some internal videos for a while now, to show off what we see in the field or tackle common issues, or discuss new technology.
Thanks to my earlier work creating a GUI with PowerShell, I was asked to present this internally.
Since then, we’ve taken TAMLAB public, thanks to the hard work of Steve Tilkens, so give our channel a follow, and you can see my recording below;
The purpose of TAM Lab is to provide in-depth technology workshop sessions led by VMware Technical Account Managers (TAMs) to enable a culture of learning and partnership across the VMware organization and our customers. TAM Lab provides a platform for all to be hands-on with VMware and non-VMware technologies that will enable a stronger customer delivery through product knowledge and a greater technical resource network. All TAM Lab sessions are recorded for the purpose of creating a reference library for on-demand learning and enablement.