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  • 1.  Adding a VASA storage provider through Proxy

    Posted Jun 24, 2020 01:42 PM

    On a vCenter 6.7 I want to add a 3PAR VASA Storage provider. This is working fine when both vCenter and the 3PAR Management (VASA provider) are on the same subnet.

    But now I'm on 2 different subnets and the vCenter connection need to go through a Proxy server to reach the 3PAR VASA storage provider URL.

    However when adding this new Storage on vCenter the request is failing

    • in the sps.log I have a

    com.vmware.vim.sms.provider.ProviderFactory - Error during the validation of the provi URL java.net.SocketTimeoutException: connect timed out

    • and if I do a tcpdump on the appliance I can see that the request goes directly to the destination without going through the proxy (which I assume is my issue)

      

    My question is: how can I have the vSphere storage provider adding request going through the Proxy server to reach my VASA storage provider ? Any specific additional configuration to do?

    On the VCS Appliance I do have my proxy server set at the Networking menu Level.

    And by the way doing a manual wget to the VASA storage provider URL though the VCSA CLI goes as expected through the proxy (and reach the destination)

    Thanks in advance, Nicolas



  • 2.  RE: Adding a VASA storage provider through Proxy

    Posted Jun 24, 2020 02:16 PM

    Why would you want it to go through a proxy? Wouldn't it normally be routed traffic from one subnet to the other?



  • 3.  RE: Adding a VASA storage provider through Proxy

    Posted Jun 24, 2020 02:37 PM

    Thanks for the question.

    It is for security reason. This vCenter is behind a VPN and no routing are allowed between both subnets or better say networks.

    The only way is to go through those proxy (ans so limited to HTTP/HTTPS)

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