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  • 1.  Problems with Update Manager and Converter in MS cluster

    Posted Jun 04, 2008 05:59 PM

    Just installed VC 2.5 update 1 into a MS cluster, everything seems to be working fine except I am not able to install any plugins into my VC client. I get the following error.

    Plugin Installer Error.

    Unable to connect to the remote server.

    Is it even possible to run the plugins in a cluster?

    Thanks

    vwman



  • 2.  RE: Problems with Update Manager and Converter in MS cluster

    Posted Jun 04, 2008 06:37 PM

    Did you update the managed IP address in the runtime settings of the virtual center administration server to reflect your cluster IP address?

    -KjB



  • 3.  RE: Problems with Update Manager and Converter in MS cluster

    Posted Jun 04, 2008 06:45 PM

    Yes it did update that info. Even tried failing it over several times

    Thanks

    vwman.



  • 4.  RE: Problems with Update Manager and Converter in MS cluster

    Posted Jun 04, 2008 07:18 PM

    Have you tried installing the client directly from the vc install media?

    -KjB



  • 5.  RE: Problems with Update Manager and Converter in MS cluster

    Posted Jun 05, 2008 09:09 PM

    Was finally able to get the machine to sucessfully scan. But now when I try to remediate the ESX host there are no baselines available to check. I have deleted all existing baselines and created new ones with no effect.

    thanks

    vwman



  • 6.  RE: Problems with Update Manager and Converter in MS cluster

    Posted Jun 05, 2008 10:30 PM

    vwman,

    I had an occurance where all the baselines disappeard. I feel the Update Manager Integrations are a little buggy to say the least.

    You should only be able to run a scan against a baseline that has been applied against in this case the host.

    We had an issue where we applied a 3.5.0 Update 1 baseline to a serve with vanilla 3.5.0 which reported incorrectly as being compliant. Our workaround was to do an upgrade of the server, and it now patches OK.

    Also note update manage only patches 3.5. hosts.

    Good luck

    SA



  • 7.  RE: Problems with Update Manager and Converter in MS cluster

    Posted Jun 06, 2008 02:19 PM

    Finally figured out that I needed to go to the Update Manager tab on the host and attach the baseline to the server.

    vwman



  • 8.  RE: Problems with Update Manager and Converter in MS cluster

    Posted Dec 24, 2008 04:47 PM

    Hi Vwman,

    In a number of environments I've successfully configured 2 VirtualCenter instances (one active at any one time via MSCS) - these have been running okay for some time. In addition, Update Manager runs okay on a VirtualCenter node and then we flick over to the 2nd node there are issues with with service and currently the only workaround I've found is to run a repair on Update Manager.

    Also, the 2nd node does not have visibilty of the baselines that were applied via the 1st node.

    I'm not sure whether the issue is realted to the local host folders; hostupdate & metadata that need to be in a common location rather than 2 separate locations?

    Do you have any feedback on this?

    Thanks



  • 9.  RE: Problems with Update Manager and Converter in MS cluster

    Posted Dec 29, 2008 09:44 AM

    I'm having the same issue here with Update Manager - just doesn't seem to play well in a cluster at all. Is it the same with Converter, as I'm about to have a go with that as well - any pointers would be much appreciated?

    Also, while I'm on...(!), how is security configured in a cluster? The only method of being able to apply domain-based accounts I've found so far is to add the specific accounts explicitly into VirtualCenter - no form of grouping (Global, Domain Local or local groups created by me on the server nodes) seems to work, although using the built-in local groups, such as Administrators, Users etc on the cluster nodes does work.

    Thanks for any help.