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Lifecycle Manager wants to remove a VIB that is used by HA

  • 1.  Lifecycle Manager wants to remove a VIB that is used by HA

    Posted Sep 10, 2021 03:17 PM

    I have an issue that i'm not sure if this is normal or not.  We are running ESXi 7.0.1 U1d that we upgraded from 6.7 using the traditional ISO / baseline.

    I am wanting to bring these up to 7.0.2 U2c using the new image based method.  When i start the process and select the image profile plus the Dell EMC addons, I get this message at the top :

    Identified standalone vib(s) vmware-fdm 7.0.2-18356314 belonging to vSphere FDM 7.0.2-18355786 solution component.

    When I save and have it validate the image against the HCL, it comes back with :

    The following VIBs on the host are missing from the image and will be removed from the host during remediation: vmware-fdm(7.0.2-18356314).

    This VIB seems to be the HA agent.  If it removes it during the remediation, will it re-install it again when the host exits maintenance mode ? How else will it be able to be a cluster member ?

     

    Screen Shot 2021-09-10 at 11.16.06 AM.png



  • 2.  RE: Lifecycle Manager wants to remove a VIB that is used by HA

    Posted Sep 10, 2021 03:59 PM

    FDM Agent will be installed by vCenter, so I think that you should test and try it on one of hosts for sure, before upgrading whole cluster.



  • 3.  RE: Lifecycle Manager wants to remove a VIB that is used by HA

    Posted Sep 14, 2021 11:12 AM

    you may proceed with it

    vcenter pushes an FDM vib once the host exits maintenance mode and then HA gets reconfigured 

    if you are facing any issues take an ssh session to host and confirm that fdm isn't installed already

    esxcli software vib list |grep fdm

    if it isn't refer --> https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2011688 to get the fdm installed manually

    Thanks,

    Srijith



  • 4.  RE: Lifecycle Manager wants to remove a VIB that is used by HA

    Posted Sep 30, 2022 07:50 AM

    Have you tested it ? Did you notice any issue with fdm after updating the nodes ?



  • 5.  RE: Lifecycle Manager wants to remove a VIB that is used by HA

    Posted Oct 21, 2022 09:57 AM

    I second this - Has anyone tested their environment with the vmware-fdm(7.0.3-19192831) removed and is all working fine?



  • 6.  RE: Lifecycle Manager wants to remove a VIB that is used by HA

    Posted Nov 16, 2022 08:20 AM

    Has anyone tested their environment with the vmware-fdm(7.0.3-19192831) removed and is all working fine?



  • 7.  RE: Lifecycle Manager wants to remove a VIB that is used by HA

    Posted Jan 02, 2023 12:20 PM

    Same question; we are currently running the latest ESXi 7.0.3 Build 20842708.

    Originally installed using the customized HPE ESXi ISO, always updated using Baselines.

    Now wanting to switch to the image based method, as baselines are marked as deprecated in 8.0+.

    Our cluster has 17 hosts right now, DRS and HA is enabled. We cannot afford to lose HA availibility due to removed vsphere-fdm.

    Building the image using the latest ESXi Release (7.0 U3i - 20842708), adding the HPE Customization for HPE Servers in its latest release (703.0.0.11.1.0-25), additionally replacing the VMware-VM-Tools component with the latest async release in the Host-Image, so that 12.1.0 will be replaced with 12.1.5.

    2023-01-02_13-09-20-948_6dKj22.png

    When I check the compliance, everything looks fine BUT the removal of 'vsphere-fdm' scares me, so right now I don't finish the process of setting up the image based process, as there is no way back to using baselines once the switch is made.

    I read a lot of documentation from docs.vmware.com, I searched a lot of third party sites, but I didn't find an answer to this question.

    After switching to image based updating, when the vsphere-fdm gets removed: will it get reinstalled once the host is updated with the newly created image? Another question: even IF it works this way, will the host still be "compliant" with the image after vsphere-fdm got re-installed? Or will it report a mismatch, because there would be an additional package installed which is not part of the manually defined image?

    Some clarification would be nice. Thanks in advance!



  • 8.  RE: Lifecycle Manager wants to remove a VIB that is used by HA

    Posted Jan 02, 2023 12:37 PM

    No worries, it will work just fine. Done this dozens of times.



  • 9.  RE: Lifecycle Manager wants to remove a VIB that is used by HA

    Posted Jan 02, 2023 03:08 PM

    Thank you for the reassurance; I just switched to the image based solution and remediated the first few hosts one by one and as you said, everything works just fine.



  • 10.  RE: Lifecycle Manager wants to remove a VIB that is used by HA

    Posted Jan 03, 2023 09:32 AM

    I can also confirm we have proceeded with this in our production environemnt and HA still works fine



  • 11.  RE: Lifecycle Manager wants to remove a VIB that is used by HA

    Posted Feb 16, 2023 02:20 PM

    "After switching to image based updating, when the vsphere-fdm gets removed: will it get reinstalled once the host is updated with the newly created image? Another question: even IF it works this way, will the host still be "compliant" with the image after vsphere-fdm got re-installed? Or will it report a mismatch, because there would be an additional package installed which is not part of the manually defined image?"

    Did you get an answer for this? I'm running into the same issue and didn't want to pull the trigger on this one until I get a clear answer.



  • 12.  RE: Lifecycle Manager wants to remove a VIB that is used by HA

    Posted Aug 24, 2023 09:18 AM

    For me it was not working , you can update but afterwards it is showing a "uninitialzed" HA State , even a "turned off / on" of vSphere HA will not change .   

    ( DELL Customized Image ) 

    I tried to change the Update Process from "ISO" to "IMAGE" on 7.0 u3f ( 20036589 ) 



  • 13.  RE: Lifecycle Manager wants to remove a VIB that is used by HA

    Posted Sep 15, 2023 04:28 AM

    mbartle Did you solve your Question maybe or is there a Ticket open with VMWARE I can refer too ?