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  • 1.  ipv6 issue after vCenter DB migration

    Posted Jan 23, 2014 05:03 PM

    Hey all,

    Having a weird issue after moving a vCenter DB from a dedicated SQL server, back to the vCenter Server with full blown SQL installed (Don't ask why!)

    The migration has gone OK, but the vCenter service refuses to start as localhost is resolving to ::1 not This appears to be a known issue as described in this article:

    We've followed that to the letter and amended the hosts file and ensure that ipv6 is not selected on the network connection. Yet still when we ping localhost it resolves to ::1!! Any ideas how to stop this so we can get the vCenter Server service to start?


  • 2.  RE: ipv6 issue after vCenter DB migration

    Posted Jan 23, 2014 05:31 PM

    The exact error message from the log file is:

    2014-01-23T16:18:09.621Z [06784 error '[SSO][SsoFactory_CreateFacade]'] Unable to create SSO facade: vmodl.fault.SystemError.

    2014-01-23T16:18:09.621Z [06784 error 'vpxdvpxdMain'] [Vpxd::ServerApp::Init] Init failed: Vpx::Common::Sso::SsoFactory_CreateFacade(sslContext, ssoFacadeConstPtr)

    --> Backtrace:

    --> backtrace[00] rip 000000018018aa3a

    --> backtrace[01] rip 0000000180102b18

    --> backtrace[02] rip 0000000180103f3e

    --> backtrace[03] rip 000000018008d6db

    --> backtrace[04] rip 0000000001115c2c

    --> backtrace[05] rip 0000000001136512

    --> backtrace[06] rip 000007f644152821

    --> backtrace[07] rip 000007f64414c63c

    --> backtrace[08] rip 000007f64436cbeb

    --> backtrace[09] rip 000007f8328cbaa1

    --> backtrace[10] rip 000007f831211832

    --> backtrace[11] rip 000007f832c8d609


    Which seems to match the description in the KB article.

    Checking the network adapter for the Vcenter VM that we're working on, IP6 is not enabled, only IP4.

    The hosts file has the IPv4 localhost entry, but the IPv6 entry is rem'd out.

    I've done an ipconfig /flushdns, and rebooted the server, but in both cases a ping localhost still responds with ::1