I have had a ticket open with support for almost 6 weeks now. The issue is :
If you import a custom machine SSL cert (in my case from GoDaddy) to your vCenter, you cannot export any images (either zip, ISO or JSON) from a cluster. It throws the following error
test-vcenter.blah.ca sent an invalid response.
Thank you Duncan. This is such an extremely useful feature to have. I manage some clusters with solutions that cannot be converted to vLCM managed. The ability to export the same images for compliance and consistency is extremely useful.
Really appreciate you getting this escalated. Hopefully it gets patched into the next vCenter 7.0.3 build
Thank you. I hope this gets resolved sooner than later. Using VUM to update vSphere 7 hosts is not suitable due to all the extra components it thinks the host needs. Using an exported vLCM image and updating via iso/zip is our preferred way and currently, the bug is a major blocker for us.
Support provided a "workaround," but for HPE. I tried to do the same thing for the DEL addon component but the trouble still remains. Waiting to hear back from them.
And then my response:
I was able to find the DEL addon component since we don't use HPE.
After unzipping the file, I edited qlnativefc--7865135011874587004.xml. That contains the info for MVL_bootbank_qlnativefc_18.104.22.168-1OEM.703.0.0.18644231, the problem vib. Then, I zipped it back together and copied it to the original directory.
zip -r /tmp/DEL-ESXi-7.0-Addon-cumulative_metadata.zip addons/ bulletins/ vendor-index.xml vibs/ vmware.xml
cp DEL-ESXi-7.0-Addon-cumulative_metadata.zip /storage/updatemgr/patch-store/hostupdate/DEL/
After restarting the 'VMware vCenter Life Cycle Management' service via VAMI, the export of the image still hung up.
I tried something I haven't done before. I downloaded Dell Addon for ESXi 7.0U3 from https://customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/details?downloadGroup=ADDON_ESXI70U3_DELLEMC&productId=...and imported it into vCenter. After that, I was able to export an image. I couldn't believe it!
ESXi Version: 7.0 U3j - 21053776
Vendor Addon: Dell addon for PowerEdge Servers running ESXi 7.0 U3 A09
Components: Dell EMC OpenManage Server Administrator, 22.214.171.124.5139
I don't know if importing after the XML edit was the key, or if it'll work if you only import the zip. Give it a try! I'm glad I can start updating some hosts again.
OMG you are a genius !!!
I downloaded the A09 update for Dell EMC 7.0.3, imported it into Lifecyle Manager, then built an ISO with it and it let me export it !!
I didn't have to unzip or do any of the above steps. It seems the bundle VMware had was corrupted. I wasn't sure if this had uploaded correctly as I did not see a new category for it. I saw the normal Dell EMC ESXi 7.0.3, clicked the drop down, selected A09 - Validate - Save - Export
I'd buy you a beer if you lived near me ! Thanks for digging into this for us.
I did this on vCenter 7.0.3j and that stupid bug where you had to change the port to 9087 is gone as well !! It exported just fine with my GoDaddy SSL cert without me needing to change ports
A10 is out and it is doing the same as A09. Will not export ISO images but A09 (that we manually imported does). The link you gave me has A10 available for download. You have to import it like we did for A09 and then you can export images again.
Just a heads up @rgb99
It looks like the Dell addon A11 is out (Release Date: 2023-05-23), maybe this one finally works.
However, as far as I can see it's not yet on hostupdate.vmware.com for vSphere Lifecycle Manager / UMDS to download it automatically. Does anyone know how long it usually takes for a new version of the addon to published there?
I can't believe they finally created a KB article to acknowledge this bug. The workaround works, we've been using it for months. Would be nice to have this resolved once and for all without needing these steps