Switching between a mix of different product versions, I forget some of the specifics, and I’ve wasted too much time troubleshooting something that was working OK. Hopefully this saves you some time.
Here’s a few tips from what I do when deploying Photon OS in the lab. Keep in mind this is only for troubleshooting and testing, so don’t make the same changes to anything outside of your lab.
If you followed the previous blog NSX-T: Deploy NSX-T Manager 2.5 with OVFtool you should have NSX-T Managers deployed.
There’s a few more things we have to configure within NSX-T Manager like:
If you have the NSX-T Manager OVA on a fileshare or web server you can deploy it from the vCenter GUI, or use any other deployment tool like OVFtool.
Using OVFtool to deploy NSX-T Manager is a great way to deploy a quick and repeatable configuration. It also helps to document the configuration options.
After adding a compute manager, the Registration Status shows as
Not Registered, and Connection Status is
This is usually caused by a previously registered NSX-T Manager to vCenter, that has been deleted. If you remove the Compute Manager via the Delete option in NSX-T Manager, it also removes the registration from vCenter.
If you try and deploy vRA8 into VMware Cloud on AWS, you’ll get this error:
User has no administrative privileges
For those with NSX-v 6.4, they’d know the end of general support date was 16/01/2021, (just over a year from now). If you check the product lifecycle it now shows the end of general support is 16/01/2022.
When using the Migration Assistant to Migrate from a Windows 5.5 vCenter to 6.5 VCSA, the migration assistant was failing to run on the Windows vCenter server.
It automatically saves the logs on the desktop. When viewing the logs, this part stood out:
2019-07-22T00:31:58.193Z ERROR upgrade.states.component_states vcIntegrity:CollectRequirements: Remote script failed with an error [InternalError()] 2019-07-22T00:31:58.193Z ERROR upgrade.states.component_states vcIntegrity:CollectRequirements: failed with internal error. For details take a look at CollectRequirements_com.vmware.vcIntegrity_2019_07_22_10_31.log. 2019-07-22T00:31:58.209Z WARNING wf.wf_processor State CollectRequirements com.vmware.vcIntegrity has failed.