4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 19, 2019 1:43 PM by aenagy

    'UserVars.PXEBootEnabled' is invalid or exceeds the maximum number of characters permitted." (vSphere 6.0)

    aenagy Hot Shot

      While trying to scan a host (ESXi 6.0.0 Update 3 build-5050593) I got a rather cryptic failure message in vCenter (Version 6.0.0 Build 3617395):

       

      Scan entity <name of ESXi host> VMware vSphere Update Manager had an unknown error. 

      Check the events and log files for details.

      VSPHERE.LOCAL\Administrator

       

      Looking in vpxd.log I found this:

       

      2017-07-31T14:02:18.402-04:00 info vpxd[04232] [Originator@6876 sub=Default opID=6c569171] [VpxLRO] -- ERROR task-internal-499427 -- EsxHostAdvSettings-217 -- vim.option.OptionManager.queryView: vim.fault.InvalidName:

      --> Result:

      --> (vim.fault.InvalidName) {

      -->    faultCause = (vmodl.MethodFault) null,

      -->    name = "UserVars.PXEBootEnabled",

      -->    entity = <unset>,

      -->    msg = "Received SOAP response fault from [<cs p:000000000fca7ae0, TCP:vapelhhost01.local:443>]: queryView

      --> Received SOAP response fault from [<cs p:1f3178a0, TCP:localhost:8307>]: queryView

      --> 'UserVars.PXEBootEnabled' is invalid or exceeds the maximum number of characters permitted."

      --> }

      --> Args:

      -->

      --> Arg name:

      --> "UserVars.PXEBootEnabled"

      2017-07-31T14:02:18.423-04:00 info vpxd[04240] [Originator@6876 sub=vpxLro opID=4d28aa2d] [VpxLRO] -- BEGIN task-internal-499428 -- host-217 -- vim.HostSystem.GetConfigManager -- 527c060d-9a03-8628-5919-25e69cbd2735(523b7dec-3982-790b-1ff5-4c18aa9cc5ce)

       

      followed shortly with:

       

      2017-07-31T14:02:18.465-04:00 info vpxd[04264] [Originator@6876 sub=Default opID=759a9f26] [VpxLRO] -- ERROR task-internal-499429 -- EsxHostAdvSettings-217 -- vim.option.OptionManager.queryView: vim.fault.InvalidName:

      --> Result:

      --> (vim.fault.InvalidName) {

      -->    faultCause = (vmodl.MethodFault) null,

      -->    name = "UserVars.ImageCachedSystem",

      -->    entity = <unset>,

      -->    msg = "Received SOAP response fault from [<cs p:000000000fca7ae0, TCP:vapelhhost01.local:443>]: queryView

      --> Received SOAP response fault from [<cs p:1f3178a0, TCP:localhost:8307>]: queryView

      --> 'UserVars.ImageCachedSystem' is invalid or exceeds the maximum number of characters permitted."

      --> }

      --> Args:

      -->

      --> Arg name:

      --> "UserVars.ImageCachedSystem"

      2017-07-31T14:02:18.588-04:00 info vpxd[04160] [Originator@6876 sub=vpxLro opID=8f6d0c3] [VpxLRO] -- BEGIN task-internal-499432 -- host-217 -- vim.ManagedEntity.GetName -- 527c060d-9a03-8628-5919-25e69cbd2735(523b7dec-3982-790b-1ff5-4c18aa9cc5ce)

       

       

      Web searches don't reveal anything useful. I don't have AutoDeploy enabled/configured so PXE shouldn't be an issue. There are no firewalls between the hosts and vCenter/VUM. This is the first time using VUM on this instance of vCenter. A fresh reboot of the host didn't help.

       

      Has anyone else encountered this or know what can be done to fix it?