Tag Archives: vCenter Server

Login To The Query Service Failed When Search Virtual Machine

You may see following problem if you login vCenter  Server 6.0 by vSphere Client:

Login to the query service failed.

The server could not interpret the communication from the client. (The remote server returned an error: (500) Internal Server Error.)

That’s because “Use Windows session credentials” checkbox is selected. Deselect it and give it a try.

Refer KB Searching the Inventory with the vSphere Client fails (2143566)

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vSphere Data Protection将停止更新

VDP在未来的vSphere版本中将不再继续更新。在2022年以前对于现有的VDP客户没有影响。如果客户想迁移到其他备份方案,VMware提供限定时间内的免费迁移至Dell EMC Avamar Virtual Edition的促销。客户依旧可以通过vCenter的存储API把第三方备份解决方案和vCenter整合。

详细资料请参阅问答文件。另外VMware产品生命周期矩阵供你参考。

vSphere Data Protection End of Availability

Just a quick update that VDP will discontinued in future release of vSphere. It doesn`t impact to existing customers till 2022. VMware offers free migration to Dell EMC Avamar Virtual Edition in limited time if customers want to move to other backup solution. Customers can also use other 3rd party backup solutions to integrate with vCenter Server via storage API.

Read this FAQ for detail. VMware products lifecycle matrix for your reference.

CustomAction VM_InstallJRE returned actual error code 1624

vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2e contains fix of Storage Monitor Service. It’s also a stable version since 5.5 Update 1. I got a problem when I upgraded my development vCenter Server last weekend. I’d like to share the solution since VMware doesn’t document that problem. (Maybe I didn’t find it. :-)) It’s kind tricky.

vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2e包含SMS服务的bug修复,它也是当前比较稳定的版本。上周我在升级vCenter Server到这个版本时遇到了一个问题。此问题不是那么容易修复因为VMware的KB并没有提供解决方案,我在这里把我的方法共享出来。

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vSphere Client time out to login vCenter and domain user cannot login vcops

You probably will see similar issue below if you upgrade vCenter Server from 5.x to 5.5.

vSphere Client show following error when login to vCenter Server by domain account.

The vSphere Client could not connect to vCenter server. The server vCenter server took too long to respond. (The command has timed out as the remote server is taking too long to respond.)

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Domain account locked out on vCenter Server

That’s a very small problem but it struggles you if you are enterprise datacenter administrator. As you may know the best practices to run application is by service account. But sometimes  you may testing applications by your own domain account and forget remove it.

Few days ago, my domain account locked out on domain controller. The audit report indicated it locked out by vCenter Server every 5 seconds. Then I logged in the vCenter Server, checked out Task SchedulerServicesTask Manager…etc. Nothing was running under my domain account. I stopped applications one by one on the vCenter Server and related plugin services. No help, I felt so frustrated!!!

Here is how I figured it out eventually.

  1. Download TCPView from Microsoft website.
  2. Run it on the vCenter Server.
  3. Sort by Local Address.
  4. See which foreign address is connecting the vCenter Server.

After the steps above I finally figured out that root cause was my VMware View LAB VM tried to authenticate on vCenter Server by my domain account and stored old password. I powered up the old VM few days ago.

这可能是一个很小的问题,但如果你是企业级数据中心管理员,这个问题可能会很困扰你。如你所知在日常使用中最好用Service Account来运行应用程序。但是有时候你可能和我一样需要用自己的域帐号做一些测试但之后又忘记删除了。

几天前,我的域帐号被域控制器锁定了。域报告显示我的帐号每5秒钟就会被vCenter服务器锁定一次。我在vCenter服务器上检查了任务管理器、服务、计划任务等等,并没有发现任何东西使用我的帐号。然后我将vCenter服务器上的所有服务、应用程序都停了,还是不行!

最终我找到了问题原因,以下是方法:

  1. 从微软网站下载TCPView
  2. 在vCenter服务器上运行。
  3. 选择以Local Address本地地址)排序。
  4. 查看连接到vCenter服务器的Foreign Address外部地址)。

最终原因是我几天前把一台旧的VM开机了,这台VM上是当时以我的域帐号安装的VMware View做测试用。

How to Grant Multiple Domain Groups Permission to Multiple Folders on vCenter Server

If you have set of group VMs and particular group can access each set VMs, you should grant access on vSphere Client or vSphere Web Client.

SSO is slowly sometimes, you could use following CLI to do it more efficient.

New-VIPermission -Entity “Folder Name” -Principal “Domaingroup name” -Role “Role name

You could do it faster for regular folder name or group name by excel and notepad:

New-VIPermission -Entity “

Folder Name

” -Principal “

Domaingroup name

” -Role “Role name

Guess how to do it. Smile