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VCF Federation Member Issue

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Hi All,

Having issues with inviting a member to join the federation. It just display a blank page where it needs to add the FQDN of the second member

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Finally the issue is fixed by running the below commands

  1. Change the hostname, etc/hosts file to lowercase also updated the database with the lowercase fqdn

   2. Find the ID- psql -h localhost -U postgres -d platform -c "select id, vm_hostname, vm_name from sddc_manager_controller;"

      Update the database with the ID value to lowercase - psql -h localhost -U postgres -d platform -c "update sddc_manager_controller set vm_hostname = lower(vm_hostname), vm_name         = lower(vm_name) where id = '181c25a1-0fd4-43fc-92ea-f0e1e3fb4782';"

  3. Initiated the Federation creation and joined successfully..

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What version of VCF are you using?

How many instances of VCF d you have? Also, have you met this pre-req?

You must be a controller in the federation and have the FQDN of the member you are inviting.

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VCF 4.0

2 Instances of VCF

Yes I am the controller in the federation

I have the FQDN of the member I am inviting

But the page doesn't display the option to enter the FQDN

I have attached the screenshot

Also opened a case with VMware on the same..

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Have you tried using different browsers?

How about the certificate pre-req that is listed on the documentation: Create a Federation? Have you taken care of that?

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Yes tried different browsers..

All done on the certificate pre-req part..

Its something weird

Even VMware Support is taking a long time to come back on the issue, they collected the logs..

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Hi sghose0007​,

Were you able to resolve this issue with GSS?

In addition, did you try using the API to create/join the federation?

For example you could use curl to trigger the creation of the federation as per below:

curl 'https://sddc-manager.sfo01.rainpole.local/v1/sddc-federation' -i -X PUT \

  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \

  -H 'Authorization: Bearer etYWR....' \

  -d '{

  "federationName" : "New Federation",

  "memberJoinDetail" : {

  "role" : "CONTROLLER",

  "fqdn" : "sddc-manager-1.vrack.vsphere.local",

  "siteType" : "DATACENTER",

  "siteName" : "Palo Alto Epic Center",

  "country" : "USA",

  "state" : "California",

  "city" : "Palo Alto",

  "coordinate" : {

  "longitude" : -122.838,

  "latitude" : 37.286

  }

  }

}'

You will need to use token authentication which is documented on the code website as well.

Please let us know how you progress.

Cheers, Tony blog: https://tonysangha.com
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Tried using API call didn't help

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Finally the issue is fixed by running the below commands

  1. Change the hostname, etc/hosts file to lowercase also updated the database with the lowercase fqdn

   2. Find the ID- psql -h localhost -U postgres -d platform -c "select id, vm_hostname, vm_name from sddc_manager_controller;"

      Update the database with the ID value to lowercase - psql -h localhost -U postgres -d platform -c "update sddc_manager_controller set vm_hostname = lower(vm_hostname), vm_name         = lower(vm_name) where id = '181c25a1-0fd4-43fc-92ea-f0e1e3fb4782';"

  3. Initiated the Federation creation and joined successfully..

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Those of you already familiar with VCF will be aware that we use Cloud Builder to bring up the Management Domain and the SDDC Manager. I wrote about the VCF 3.9 bringup here MyCardStatement

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