1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 13, 2015 8:14 AM by vChamp

    Can only access one of two VIN in Linked 5.5 vCenter environment

    MattG Master

      I have a linked vCenter 5.5 environment with 2 vCenters:  Mgmt and Resource.   Both vCenters VM run in the Mgmt cluster/vCenter. 


      I initially installed both VIN instances in the Mgmt vC.   I was able to license and register the Mgmt VIN,  however,  when I changed the vCenter in the VIN dropdown,  I was unable to access Resource VIN.  It stated that there was no VIN installed in the Resource vCenter.   I restarted the Web service and logged into the web client of the Resource vCenter but still didn't work.   I deleted the Resource VIN and installed it onto a Cluster managed by the Resource vCenter and am still getting the same behavior.


      Any thoughts?




        • 1. Re: Can only access one of two VIN in Linked 5.5 vCenter environment
          vChamp Lurker

          Sorry, only found this post today. In case it remains an issue for you or to support others in the same situation....


          I ran into the same situation. in my case, my intent was to host both instances of vIN in the management cluster. one would support collections from vCenter-M and one from vCenter-R. I recall when we deployed the 2nd instance, the license key selection screen briefly presented the vCOPS suite key then it disappeared. Without it, registering is impossible.


          It turns out that the OVA deployment process in this case requires you to deploy vIN to a resource cluster managed by vCenter-R. When I took this approach, the vCOPS suite license based on vCenter-M but exposed to vCenter-R via Linked Mode was sufficient. That is, there is no limitation concerning the number of vIN instances.


          I considered deploying to vCenter-R to get the appliance working then re-registering it under vCenter-M but deemed the work involved not to be worth the time and effort.


          IMHO, supportability aspects of vIN are poorly implemented.