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General error while connecting to vCenter

  • 1.  General error while connecting to vCenter

    Posted Aug 23, 2020 09:08 AM


    When I'm trying connect to a vCenter server* via the official vsphere automation SDK's code I'm getting the following error: "com.vmware.vapi.std.errors_client.InternalServerError: {messages : [LocalizableMessage(id='vapi.security.authorization.exception', default_message="Exception in invoking authorization handler 'com.vmware.vcenter.datacenter.list'", args=["'com.vmware.vcenter.datacenter.list'"], params=None, localized=None)], data : None, error_type : INTERNAL_SERVER_ERROR}"

    I tried to debug the code and I found that the error which I get is duo to the last line of code.

    *vCenter is the appliance version, connected with internal NAT and port forwarding

    Here is the full code, from the SDK's official github (GitHub - vmware/vsphere-automation-sdk-python: Python samples, language bindings, and API reference documentation for vS… ):

    import requests

    import urllib3

    from vmware.vapi.vsphere.client import create_vsphere_client

    session = requests.session()

    # Disable cert verification for demo purpose.

    # This is not recommended in a production environment.

    session.verify = False

    # Disable the secure connection warning for demo purpose.

    # This is not recommended in a production environment.

    # Connect to a vCenter Server using username and password

    vsphere_client = create_vsphere_client(server='<vc_ip>', username='<vc_username>', password='<vc_password>', session=session)

    # List all VMs inside the vCenter Server


    *Obviously inserted my own vcenter address, username and password (which checks out)

    *All code including comments were written by the SDK writers.


    Alon Zinger