Category Archives: VMware

vRSLCM – vRA fails to update from 8.0 to 8.0.1 – LCMVRAVACONFIG90030

When updating my vRealize Automation instance from 8.0 to 8.0.1, I ran into an issue;

LCMVRAVACONFIG90030

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.

Horizon on VMC – Consideration and setting up a lab environment

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.

Topics covered;

  • 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
    • DHCP
  • Firewall Rules
    • Logging
  • Horizon Connection Broker Configuration

Continue reading Horizon on VMC – Consideration and setting up a lab environment

Link-O-Rama – VMware Announcements – Tanzu, vSphere 7, Cloud Foundation 4.0 and More

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;

Launch Event

Cloud Foundation Blog

vSphere Blog

Virtual Blocks

Cloud Management Blog

Network Virtualisation

And finally here is the official press release for all of today’s announcements.

Introducing VMware TAM Lab YouTube Channel

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.

 

Regards

Dean