vCenter 5.5 build 2026576 in a distributed install, Server A MS SQL only, Server B SSO and web client, Server C Update manager and inventory, Server D vCenter service
VIN 22.214.171.124 build 2170967
I looked at and tried the recommendations in KB2044117 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCAQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fkb.vmware.com%2Fkb%2F2044117&ei=LZ2dVP_4BcOnNum9gNAK&usg=AFQjCNFJUvvafrHpq5CluejRiVwWD0ZgCQ&sig2=dbADxFpPJ5giAHdYEz_vkA&bvm=bv.82001339,d.eXY
I did take a look at /var/log/vadm on the VIN and see several lines of "TCP Connection(xxxx)-Server B's IP com.vmware.vcext.vim.VcConnection -- Connecting to vCenter at Server D's IP" So it looks like it sees the request from the WWW client but then is trying to go to the vCenter service and not back to the WWW client.
I ran into the support assistant not being supported in a distributed vCenter install, and am left wondering if the same is true with VIN...
It also leaves me in a "tough spot" in that the uninstall instructions require access to a working web client interface to VIN which I do not have...
Any ideas as to what else I might try here?
Solved but not happy!
VIN is not compatible with a web UI that uses standard ports, i.e. TCP 80 and 443. No notes (at least that I seen) in the documents stating this as a requirement.