Last week I released a new blog about How to setup a NSX-V LB for vIDM. http://2vsteaks.com/how-to-setup-a-nsx-v-lb-for-vidm/
This week I wanted to deploy a vIDM 3 node cluster with vRLCM 8.1. I used my latest blog as a reference for configuring the NSX-V 6.4.6 LB. During the deployment of my new vIDM cluster I discovered a couple a Gotcha’s which I wanted to share with you in a few separate blogs..
The first Gotcha I discovered during the deployment process of the new vIDM environment. Despite that all the pre-requisite checks turned green, my deployment failed. It failed in step 5 off the deployment at the point “VidmTrustLBCertificate”.
Here is the detailed error message:
|java.security.cert.CertificateException: Failed to find valid root certificate at com.vmware.vrealize.lcm.util.CertificateUtil.getRootCertificateFromCertificates(CertificateUtil.java:436) at com.vmware.vrealize.lcm.vidm.driver.helpers.VidmInstallHelper.trustCertificate(VidmInstallHelper.java:719) at com.vmware.vrealize.lcm.vidm.core.task.VidmTrustLBCertificateTask.execute(VidmTrustLBCertificateTask.java:93) at com.vmware.vrealize.lcm.automata.core.TaskThread.run(TaskThread.java:45) at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1149) at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:624) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:748)|
To workaround this issue, I created a new NSX-V Application Profile named vIDM-Deploy.
Application Profile Type: SSL Passthrough
Persistence: Source IP
Expires in: 3600
I replaced my existing Application Profile of the type “HTTPS End-To-End” who was assigned to my vIDM virtual server with this new Application Profile of the type “SSL Passthrough”.
When I tried my deployment again it succeeded completely without errors.
I validated my deployment by checking the vIDM System Diagnostic page. https://vidm.flexlab.local/SAAS/admin/app/page#!/systemDiagnostic
Why the correct Application Profile of the type “HTTPS End-To-End” did not work is still under investigation. I will let you know the outcome as soon as I know it too 😉
Did you like this info?
There are more vIDM cluster Gotcha’s to come in my next blog(s)
So stay tuned..🧐