Did you configured the Guest User mapping manually or automatically?
Thank you for your reaction. I tried everything, define common user name, do the guest user mapping from the webclient, use the csv file from within vRealize.. Only to end up with different errors.
When I read the release notes (I know, I should have started with reading these); I saw that it wont work with vRealize 6.7. So I deployed a new vRealize 6.61 instance, and installed the management pack again.
What I found was this: if I defined the common user name on the service discovery adapter, and I dont do the guest user mapping, I get a "Success" result but nothing gets reported. (didnt try this one with uac disabled). The scripts and the results were present on the target VM
If I don't define the common user name, but use the guest user mapping without disabling uac I get "Success" as result but services still don't get detected
If I use the guest user mapping and disable UAC (or use the local security policy, and disable uac for the local admin) it detects services.
To be honest, I am disappointed that in this day and age , I am forced to disable uac.... (this limits the usability of the product in our environment). It's a security risc
But it's a test setup to see if SDMP could help us. So I get to the point that it finds services: IIS and MSSQL. But it doesnt detect that the IIS server is using the SQL server for its web application? I thought SDMP would see these relations automatically, not?
Again, there is very little documentation about SDMP available: tried the vmware doc site, tried Mastering Vrops book, tried google, blogs and fora, with little to no result... Is there something I am missing? Is the common user name required to map the relations between VMs?
I also tried to setup the management pack and did not get it work with 6.7. I haven't tried 6.6.1 yet. I also noticed that there is not a lot documentation available for this. You mentioned that in the release notes it will not work with 6.7. But I don't know why it is mentioned as supported then on the download link of the management pack for 6.7. See VMware Solution Exchange.
Did you enabled Dynamic Application Group? By enabling Dynamic Application Group the management pack can automatically create dynamic applications based on the network communication between the services. To see the Application Groups, go to Environment. In the left menu under Groups and Applications select Applications.The group gets created as “Application” with a UUID. Do you see any Application Groups created?
The virtual machine relationship dashboard gives you a list with VM’s including Service Discovery details. By selecting a VM, the dashboard shows you a list of discovered services on this VM, relationships and a topology overview to display relationships of the VM with other VM’s based on discovered service relationships.
Maybe you can contact GSS to assist you with properly setup the management pack for vROps? If you do that, I'm curious about the solution they will provide.
It looks like you're in the same place as I am. I am very close to the point where I'll write that this Service Discovery Management Pack is a piece of sh*t.
Yes, I enabled the Dynamic Application Group, but I don't see much dynamic activity.
No application groups got created. The thing doesnt realize that IIS has something to do with Web.. So I've created manually an application group but it doesnt map anything to the discovered services.
Maybe if we turn all security, and grant everything and everyone full local and domain rights the thing will work.... (no, we're not going to do that )
If you look at the release notes for SDPM version 2.1 (https://marketplace-download.vmware.com/resources/9e418d7555ee11e78024005056a107c6/doc/ec17c645987e4254a2e184a8a045bdc1/…
you'll find this : Known Issues
• Services Discovery is not working on vRealize Operations Manager 6.7 when guest mapping is used. When you log in to the vCenter Server using the Java version 1.8u141 or later, an error occurs. Current vRealize Operations Manager that use this Java version have this issue and as a result, service discovery is not able to support guest mapping on vRealize Operations Manager 6.7.
I tried downgrading the java version in 6.7 but that didn't help. If you use 6.61 it seems to work a bit better, but it is still not working as the marketing material would have you believe. I suppose I'll try to contact VMware support.
I'll post the results (if any) over here.