VSAN

VCF 4.1 – update vSAN license key in the failed ‘Add Cluster’ workflow

When you add new vSphere cluster to the management or VI workload domain and provide expired or invalid vSAN license key, the subtask ‘Apply vSAN License in vCenter Server’ will fail:  In /var/log/vmware/vcf/domainmanager/domainmanager.log you can find more details: 2021-04-21T11:53:22.184+0000 WARN [vcf_dm,9f492adb1719ed65,0ae2] [c.v.e.s.c.c.v.vsphere.VcManagerBase,dm-exec-8] VSAN license verification failed – assuming vSAN license not applied 2021-04-21T11:53:22.184+0000 DEBUG [vcf_dm,9f492adb1719ed65,0ae2] […]

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QUICK TIP: Obtaining RAID Controller firmware and driver version on an ESXi host

First run this command to dump the instance names for all instances in the system: and now just execute the command (replace ‘lsi_mr3-544a842043a54a00/LSI Incorporation’ with the Key Value Instance you received as the output of previous command) : That’s it 🙂 Any questions, comments? Just ping me.

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vSAN Stretched Cluster – cannot change vSAN Witness Host.

This time very short and quick post:) If you see such error message (as below) in vCenter when adding or replacing VMware vSAN 6.7 Witness Appliance, just remember: CHECK YOUR vSAN Witness Appliance VERSION AND BUILD. The witness host must be capable of running the same version of ESXi as vSAN data nodes. 2019-11-08T18:24:31.613Z info […]

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VSAN 6.6.1 – Service vsan-health STOPPED

vSAN Health Check plug-in is not available and displays an error: “The vCenter server is not responding, please check your setup (status code 503)” Starting vsan-health service manually ended with general error: “An error occured while starting service” Group permission on /etc/vmware-vpx/ssl is correct. This issue is not related with Dell OMI in this version of […]

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