License issues after vCenter 6.0u2 Upgrade

I had a weird issue at work with two vCenters in two different sso domains. The vCenters were upgraded to 6.0u1b and then upgraded to 6.0u2. After they were upgraded to 6.0u2, we started seeing the following licensing issues: After upgrading from vCenter 6.0u1b to version 6.0u2, vCenter shows all the ESXi hosts as unlicensed.… Read More »

Right-Sizing SSO Domain

In a previous post, I lamented over whether a SSO domain should be big or small. I gave various pros and cons for having it either way, but I wanted to discuss how to try to design your SSO domain to be the right size (whether that is large or small) for your environment. One… Read More »

SQL Statements to resolve “VM Renamed Using PowerCLI Reverts to Original Name After vCenter Restart”

This is a follow-up to my last blog post. In the KB, VMware states that the issue is resolved in vCenter 6.0u2 but that if you still see the issue you will need to look at the database tables. My user informed today that the issue re-occurred after vCenter was patched over the weekend. I… Read More »

New-tagcategory Cannot find a service registration for vCenter service with host name XXXX

I have been trying to test creating some new tag categories after my recent vCenter upgrades. I hit two snags: 1) In PowerCLI I was getting an error about connecting to inventory service on local host (localhost:10089/invsvc I believe). This was remedied by upgrading PowerCLI to 6.x (I went to 6.3R1) 2) Next error w… Read More »

Big SSO Domain or Small?

I just recently completed the upgrade of the vCenters at my work, and it was a doozy. This was the most amount of planning that has been done for any vCenter upgrade, and mostly because the topology you go with you are pretty much stuck with. I had a dozen or so vCenters spread out… Read More »

vCenter 6.0u1b to 6.0u2 Upgrade Error: VMware Syslog Component

I wanted to upgrade my 6.0u1b Windows vCenters to 6.0u2 to start off the QA process, but unfortunately I hit a 1603 error. The TSE I worked with saw a few errors from VMware Syslog Collector and some internal PRs. The following is what he saw in my logs:

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vCenter 5.5 SSO to 6 PSC Upgrade 1603 Error: Unable to call to Component Manager; Failed to register service in Component Manager

Upgrading from 5.5 SSO to 6.0 PSC is usually pretty easy but I did have one error worth mentioning. First I got the generic 1603 Error. I then looked through the logs and saw this: “Unable to call to Component Manager: Failed to register service in Component Manager; url:http://localhost:18090/cm/sdk/?hostid=5e7af582-c545-11e5-a7c6-005056b8654e, id:04d333a2-e2bb-41c8-8ae6-39598604ddc1″ After working through it with… Read More »