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secondary vRA appliance can't join in cluster

Hi,

The secondary vRA 7.0.1 appliance can't join in cluster, so is there good way to know the cause of this error?

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Thanks,

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How did you install the second vRA ? Did you just deploy the OVA and left the appliance there ?

Do both forward and reverse DNS work for the second appliance ?

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Enthusiast
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Yes. I just deploy OVF for secondary vRA.

Of course, I checked that the DNS is working from primary vra appliance as follows:

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The vcac-server service doesn't work in the secondary vRA appliance.

And also I can't start this service with the following message: "Property csp.host is set in /etc/vcac/security.properties, but is empty"

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I didn't customize the secondary appliance just after ova file. I deployed the vRA appliance again but I faced the same error with this.

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VMware Employee
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the message on vcac-server not starting is OK, as the second VA is not yet configured.

It' gets configured during the join cluster operation

the clustering process will report stuff in "/var/log/messages" and "/var/log/vmware/vcac/vcac-config" files.

you can login to the console and monitor those on the 2nd and Ist VAs, see what the actual error is.

or post them here in a zip.

-on the networking side, make sure to check not onlu full DNS resoltution between the nodes but also with short-names;

-also check whether you have mapping to localhost of the load-balancer VIP in the /etc/hosts file

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