Tag: vCSA

Failed to connect to VMware Lookup Service SSL certificate verification failed.

When installing the VCSA on a network with DHCP your VCSA will get an IP from the DHCP as it’s configured to use DHCP out-of-the-box. This however will give you some trouble down the road. If you start the confingur the VCSA with the DHCP IP you will get an error when trying to connect to the vSphere Web Client. Something like: Failed to connect to VMware Lookup Service https://:7444/lookupservice/sdk – SSL certificate verification failed.¬†The VMware KB artikel 2033338 suggest that changing the certificate will do the trick. But I found that when you install the VCSA and boot it for the first time, disconnect the network will resulting in not IP for the VCSA ūüôā Then you can change the DHCP default to a static IP by logging in to the appliance (default user root and password vmware) and using /opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_config_net command to configuer the IP. After setting the static IP, Gateway ect. connect the VCSA to the network again. You can now go the http://your-vcsa-ip:5480 and start the config wizard and your vSphere web client will work!
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How to backup VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (VCSA) with Veeam

When you use Veeam to backup a vCenter cluster that is running on vSphere 5.x VCSA, there is a chance you will get an error when trying to backup the VCSA it self. This only applies when you have Enable VMware tools quiescence in you backup job. One way to backup the VCSA is to make a separate job for the VCSA and uncheck “Enable VMware tools quiescence” in this job. Another way is to disable it from within the eg. “cluster backup job”.
First Edit the job containing the VCSA in the step called “Guest Processing” click the “Advanced” button.


Howto update VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 Update 1A

In this post I will go thru how to update¬† VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) to version 5.0 Update 1A. First of all make sure that you have a snapshot or backup of you’re vCenter. Next log in to the webinterface https://vCenterServerIP:5480. Go to the Update tab and click the “Check Updates” Accept the EULA ūüôā and click OK to install the update         Now wait… the installation can take up to 120 minutes.       After the installation has completed you will need to reboot the VCSA. From the System->information tab click reboot   Now you’re VCSA is updated and you are good to go. Pleas have a look at the VMware vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1a Release Notes for known issues and more

vCenter Virtual Appliancefeatures (vCSA) features og fordele

VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance giver de samme fordele som central¬†vedligeholdes af sin VMware vSphere infrastruktur. Den store forskel ligge i at det nye vCenter er baseret p√• en SUSE LINUX platform. Konceptet er ikke noget nyt, tilbage i 2009 udgav VMware¬†vCenter Server 2.5 on Linux. Men nu kommer det med i vSphere 5 pakken. Jeg har brugt vCSA flere gange i labs og kan se store fordele i produktet, b√•de fordi det netop ikke kr√¶ver en Windows licens men ogs√• fordi det er forholdsvist hurtig at¬†deploy. Jeg har pr√łvet at liste de fordel og features¬†jeg kan se ved vCSA: Fordel og features:
  • Hurtig installation der ikke tager mere end 20 min.
  • Installeres p√• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 x64.
  • OVF deployed og fylder 15GB + 60GB samt bruger 8GB RAM og 2x vCPU (kan godt k√łrer med mindre).
  • Inkludere en embedded DB2 database der er beregnet til milj√łer med mindre end 5 ESXi hosts eller 50 VM’er (Svarer til Windows vCenter Server med MSSQL Express som DB).
  • Underst√łtter p.t. kun Oracle database til st√łrre installationer.
  • Kan intrigere med Active Directory (AD) og¬†Network Information Services (NIS)¬†autentificering.
  • vSphere Web Client support er bygget ind i vCenter Server Virtual Appliance.
  • Kan bruge NFS store til vCenter Server Virtual Appliance core og log filer.
  • Kan patches direkte i web interface.
  • inkludere en pre-konfigureret Auto Deploy server.
  • Kr√¶ver ingen Windows OS licens.
vCSA supportere ikke:
  • Microsoft SQL som database for vCenter.
  • vCenter Server Linked Mode.
  • vCenter Server Heartbeat.
  • IPv6.
Jeg h√•ber at jeg kan f√• tid til at lave en gennemgang af installation. Men indtil da kan du jo selv pr√łve. Du kan hente vCSA p√• VMware’s hjemmeside. Held og lykke med vCSA