I'm relatively new new to VCD, and recently discovered our environment (VCD 5.5 - 2 cell environment) has the " Unable to find the cell running this listener" error message; so cant perform multiple actions on VM's.
I came across this post below, and see I have to clear the qrtz tables to see if it sorts the issue. The post indicates I have to cleanly stop both cells to clear the tables, but wondered if that will cause a service outage to the customers VM's running within VCD?.
I assume the portal will be unavailable to them until the services are restarted, but struggling to find any information on what else would be effected by shutting down both cells. I need to raise a CAB change to get this done, so looking for some solid information if any customer outrages would be experienced while the cells are down?
Thanks in advance
Clearing quarts table does not affect running workload // vms in the cloud. When you stop vcd service, it's the management layer you are losing access to; all the vms are still running as normal in the hosting vcenter.
When vcd services are stopped for the quartz cleaning, your users will not have access to the tenant portal, but all vms will still be accessible over IP.
I had to do that a few times on a dev environment; db was a mess with several hundred vms, only took a few minutes to tidy up the quartz tables.
I've restarted the cells a couple of times, but never shut down both at once, so good to confirm the extent of the outage. I've found a couple of versions of the script, so need to review them, raise a change and give it a whirl 🙂
yeah, you'll need to stop all cells otherwise changes may be pushed to DB.
The last time I did this was in 2016, and I modified these tables: (take a snap!)