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 »

vSphere Replication Error: The virtual machine VM has failed validation and cannot be configured for replication: Host is not connected

As part of our vCenter upgrade plan, we wanted to re-install the vCenter on a Windows 2012R2 box but re-use the SSL and the database by following the following KB. During the re-install, my team forgot to bring the SSL certs over. Once vCenter was up they noticed that all of the hosts were disconnected.… Read More »

vCenter 6 Upgrade: 1603 Error

I completed our lab vCenter upgrades during this last post. A few weeks after that effort, VMware release vCenter 6.0u1b. Since there was still time to evaluate this release, I went ahead and tried to upgrade from 6.0u1 to 6.0u1b. One vCenter went off without a problem, another vCenter was not so lucky. During the installation,… Read More »