storage_god
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SPBM VRA 7.3 and ESXI 6.5

Hello,

I am trying to integrate SPBM with VRA 7.3 on a ESXI 6.5 platform. I followed the installation guide from  vRealize Automation and Storage Policy Based Management Framework Integration.

When I request a new Blueprint and it tries to retrieve the Storage Policies from vCenter, I get the following error on VCO logs:

-06-06 07:14:50.760] [I] https://vcenter.abc.com/sdk/vimService

[2017-06-06 07:14:51.109] [I] REST host added: https://vcenter.abc.com/sdk/vimService

[2017-06-06 07:14:51.163] [I] https://vcenter.abc.com/pbm

[2017-06-06 07:14:51.469] [I] REST host added: https://vcenter.abc.com/pbm

[2017-06-06 07:14:51.506] [I] Login into vCenter

[2017-06-06 07:14:51.509] [I] Connecting to vCenter...

[2017-06-06 07:14:54.618] [I] <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenc="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/"

xmlns:soapenv="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"

xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"

xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<soapenv:Body>

<soapenv:Fault><faultcode>ServerFaultCode</faultcode><faultstring>Cannot complete login due to an incorrect user name or password.</faultstring><detail><InvalidLoginFault xmlns="urn:vim25" xsi:type="InvalidLogin"></InvalidLoginFault></detail></soapenv:Fault>

</soapenv:Body>

</soapenv:Envelope>

[2017-06-06 07:14:54.666] [I] REST host removed: DynamicWrapper (Instance) : [RESTHost]-[class com.vmware.o11n.plugin.rest.RESTHost] -- VALUE : RESTHost [name=https://vcenter.abc.com/pbm, id=7421670e-cc8b-4e8b-a9d9-426bf869978b, url=https://vcenter.abc.com/pbm, connectionTimeout=30, operationTimeout=60, hostVerification=false, proxyHost=, proxyPort=0, schemaRepo=com.vmware.o11n.plugin.rest.schema.SchemaRespository@22240a29, resourceId=null, privateKeyId=null]

[2017-06-06 07:14:54.718] [I] REST host removed: DynamicWrapper (Instance) : [RESTHost]-[class com.vmware.o11n.plugin.rest.RESTHost] -- VALUE : RESTHost [name=https://vcenter.abc.comsdk/vimService, id=dd5de81d-e57d-4d2f-bf64-655005ed33e5, url=https://vcenter.abc.com/sdk/vimService, connectionTimeout=30, operationTimeout=60, hostVerification=false, proxyHost=, proxyPort=0, schemaRepo=com.vmware.o11n.plugin.rest.schema.SchemaRespository@69f65b98, resourceId=null, privateKeyId=null]

[2017-06-06 07:14:54.757] [E] Workflow execution stack:

***

item: 'Get All Storage Policies from vCenter/item8', state: 'failed', business state: 'null', exception: 'Connect to the vCenter failed (Workflow:Get All Storage Policies from vCenter / Get All Storage Policy Names (item1)#35)'

workflow: 'Get All Storage Policies from vCenter' (2838d33c-a3a4-4c90-bcc0-3494c3bcd9b1)

|  'attribute': name=vcName type=string value=https://rvcenter.abc.com/sdk/vimService

|  'attribute': name=vcUrl type=string value=https://vcenter.abc.com/sdk/vimService

|  'attribute': name=authentication type=string value=NONE

|  'attribute': name=authUserName type=string value=

|  'attribute': name=authPassword type=SecureString value=__NULL__

|  'attribute': name=consumerKey type=string value=

|  'attribute': name=consumerSecret type=SecureString value=__NULL__

|  'attribute': name=accessToken type=string value=

|  'attribute': name=accessTokenSecret type=SecureString value=__NULL__

|  'attribute': name=connectionTimeout type=number value=__NULL__

|  'attribute': name=operationTimeout type=number value=__NULL__

|  'attribute': name=sessionMode type=string value=Shared Session

|  'attribute': name=oauth2Token type=string value=

|  'attribute': name=workstation type=string value=

|  'attribute': name=domain type=string value=

|  'attribute': name=useProxy type=boolean value=false

|  'attribute': name=proxyPort type=number value=__NULL__

|  'attribute': name=proxyHost type=string value=

|  'attribute': name=ignoreWarnings type=boolean value=false

|  'attribute': name=hostVerification type=boolean value=false

|  'attribute': name=key type=Configurator:Key value=__NULL__

|  'attribute': name=proxyAuthentication type=string value=

|  'attribute': name=proxyAuthUserName type=string value=

|  'attribute': name=proxyAuthPassword type=SecureString value=__NULL__

|  'attribute': name=proxySessionMode type=string value=

|  'attribute': name=vcHost type=REST:RESTHost value=dunes://service.dunes.ch/CustomSDKObject?id='dd5de81d-e57d-4d2f-bf64-655005ed33e5'&dunesName='REST:RESTHost'

|  'attribute': name=pbmHost type=REST:RESTHost value=dunes://service.dunes.ch/CustomSDKObject?id='7421670e-cc8b-4e8b-a9d9-426bf869978b'&dunesName='REST:RESTHost'

|  'attribute': name=pbmName type=string value=https://vcenter.abc.compbm

|  'attribute': name=pbmUrl type=string value=https://vcenter.abc.com/pbm

|  'attribute': name=errorCode type=string value=Connect to the vCenter failed (Workflow:Get All Storage Policies from vCenter / Get All Storage Policy Names (item1)#35)

|  'input': name=vcIp type=string value=vcenter.abc.com

|  'input': name=vcUsername type=string value=accountwithtenantrights@abc.com

|  'input': name=vcPassword type=SecureString value=__NULL__

|  'output': name=storagePolicyNames type=Array/string value=null

|  'attribute': name=__asd_composition_blueprintId type=string value=Red8WindowsServer2016SPBM

|  'attribute': name=__blueprintId type=string value=Red8WindowsServer2016SPBM

|  'attribute': name=__asd_composition_componentId type=string value=vSphere__vCenter__Machine_1

|  'attribute': name=__requestedForUserId type=string value=vraadmin@vsphere.local

|  'attribute': name=__tenantId type=string value=vsphere.local

|  'attribute': name=__asd_requestedBy type=string value=vraadmin@vsphere.local

|  'attribute': name=__asd_requestedFor type=string value=vraadmin@vsphere.local

|  'attribute': name=__asd_tenantRef type=string value=vsphere.local

|  'attribute': name=__componentId type=string value=vSphere__vCenter__Machine_1

*** End of execution stack.

Running the Workflow from the VRO Client plugin and inputing manually the vCenter Credentials, it gets all the Storage Policies successfully.

Any help will be appreciated.

Roberto

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parmarr
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hello @storage_god,

Have you reached out to the support team already in regard to the issue this may be something that may need further investigation.

Sincerely, Rahul Parmar VMware Support Moderator
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JefferyD
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hey storage_god,

Here is a good resource for help in configuring vRA 7.3 / vCenter 6.5 with the 2.1.1 SPBM plugin. We are experiencing the same issues and will be working through this to get it functional:

Enable storage policies in your blueprint – We'll Test in Prod

In the blog they quoted " I spoke to a support person at VMware and this module will NOT be updated for vRA 7.3 and is set to phase out."

Sadly, this is accurate. I talked with the product owner and confirmed just last week this is the intention. I expect they will roll out enhanced SPBM type functionality in the future.

v/r,

Jeff

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storage_god
Contributor
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I tried your blog post and still no luck. It is still tries to pass the NULL when it runs the workflow.

I am sure that this is something that can be done based on this blog post:

The Scoop - vRealize Automation 7.3 - [virtualjad.com]

I just don't know how to enable that native functionality.

If I look at a VRO server without the SPBM plugin, I can see that the VCENTER registration in VRO has the policies there. However, I can not find the action or workflow that returns that so I can populate my Property.

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batuhandemirdal
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Hi,

If you use Version 6.6.0.5707161, you will be confronted with any problem at 6.5.

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storage_god
Contributor
Contributor

hu? VRO is version 7.3

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santiagora
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi, did you find a solution?  I'm facing the same problem here.

Regards,

Santiago.-

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SpasKaloferov
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

The SPBM functionality was incorporated into vRA/vRO 7.3. I would suggest to use that one and NOT the standalone SPBM plug-in.
BR,
Spas Kaloferov
www.kaloferov.com

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