Archive for February, 2018

VM [VM Name] has either VMware vSphere Update Manager or VMware vCenter Server installed. This VM will be ignored for scan and remediation


You are getting the below error when you are trying to upgrade the vCenter Hardware version 13… This is an expected error, because the vCenter cannot update itself outside the box of vSphere infrastructure.

VM [VM Name] has either VMware vSphere Update Manager or VMware vCenter Server installed.  This VM will be ignored for scan and remediation

Resolution:

Shutdown the vCenter, log into the ESX host where the vCenter is hosted and initiate the Hardware Upgrade.

 

 

 

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VCSA – vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 – backup – troubleshooting


http://vpxd.dc5.cz/

Troubleshooting part

you may experience an error if any of vCenter service is not running as you can see below.

VMware vSphere vCenter server appliance VCSA 6.5 backup

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The operation is not supported on the selected inventory Objects. Check the events for the objects selected


If you get the error “The operation is not supported on the selected inventory objects. Check the events for the objects selected for the operation” when you try to remediate a host you will also find the following entry in the eventlogs:

Cause:

  • The host is part of VMWare HA.
  • The host is part of DRS Cluster
  • The host is enabled with Admission Control.

Resolution:

  • Disable all of the above services
  • Scan the host for Updates.
  • Remediate the host again and the Remediate entity should do its job.

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Software or system configuration of host hostname is incompatible. ESX5.5 to ESX6.5.


When using vSphere Update Manager to upgrade an ESXi 5.x host, the remediation fails with the error:

Software or system configuration of host hostname is incompatible. Check scan results for details.

Cause:

If you look at the Update Manager, Status Details, you might find a conflicting VIBs;

The upgrade contains the following set of conflicting VIBs:
HUAWEI_bootbank_hio_2.0.0.42-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820
HUAWEI_bootbank_hio_2.0.0.42-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

Remove the conflicting VIBs or use Image Builder to create a custom upgrade ISO image that contains the newer versions of the conflicting VIBs, and try to upgrade again.

Resolution:

Remove the conflicting VIBs, and reboot your host. Scan again for Updates and the Compliance Status should changed from Incompatible to Non-Compliance.

~ # esxcli software vib list | grep HUA
hio                            2.0.0.42-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820          HUAWEI               VMwareCertified   2015-09-19

~ # esxcli software vib remove -n hio
Removal Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed:
VIBs Removed: HUAWEI_bootbank_hio_2.0.0.42-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820
VIBs Skipped:
~ # reboot

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