I am jut int he process of migrating to a new VCSA 6.7 and wanted to test the Backup and Restore Process
In the VAMI – the Web based management console for the VCSA, there is an option for Backup
Enter a Destination for the Backup to go to, I created an FTP Server as it is a test but you can use the HTTP/S, FTP and SCP Protocols. (more…)
After deploying the VCSA onto one of my Lab ESXi Servers, I received the above error
So my VCSA is now up and running, I just need to go into vCenter and do some config
- Create Datacenter, add Hosts etc..
First thing to do is log in using URL structure: https:////vsphere-client
NOTE: If you just go to the IP of your vCenter it will give you options to use either HTML5 or Flash
I selected the Flash client which uses the URL above
Here are a few log files I found useful when deploying the VCSA (vCenter Appliance)
- rpmInstall.json – A JSON formatted file containing status messages. Contains progress information, and error messages.
- cloudvm.log – Log messages created throughout the vCenter Server Appliance installation process.
- firstbootStatus.json – A JSON file containing the current status of the installation process.
The first thing i’m going to do is add DNS entries for both ESXi Servers and the VCSA Im about to deploy. I added Forward and Reverse Entries for the VCSA
And check Name resolutions works with PING and NSLOOKUP
When running through the Setup Wizard in the vCenter Server Appliance version 5.5
Failed to execute ‘/usr/sbin/vpxd_servicecfg ‘db’ write’…..
This occurs for SSO and the Database Setup
Connect to the VCSA via Console and Stop the vmware.vpxd service
Once this is down – go back to the GUI and re-run the Setup Wizard