5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 8, 2019 12:34 AM by ShaveenPurmessur

    vCSA HA failed during deployment

    MarosNZ Lurker

      vCSA HA deployment failing during task "Clone virtual machine" at the very beginning.

      Error description:

      A specified parameter was not correct: spec.pool

       

      Details from vpxd.log

      2018-09-05T12:00:39.785+01:00 info vpxd[7F3335832700] [Originator@6876 sub=Default opID=FlowBasedWizard-apply-237111-

      ngc:70017466-5b] [VpxLRO] -- ERROR task-12848 -- FailoverClusterConfigurator -- vim.vcha.FailoverClusterConfigurator.

      deploy: vmodl.fault.InvalidArgument:

      --> Result:

      --> (vmodl.fault.InvalidArgument) {

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

      -->    faultMessage = <unset>,

      -->    invalidProperty = "spec.pool"

      -->    msg = "A specified parameter was not correct: spec.pool"

      --> }

        • 1. Re: vCSA HA failed during deployment
          SupreetK Master
          vExpert

          Are you deploying the Passive and Witness in the same cluster as of the Active node? Is the Active vCenter node part of a resource pool?

           

          Cheers,

          Supreet

          • 2. Re: vCSA HA failed during deployment
            MarosNZ Lurker

            There are no resource pools.

            I'm deploying in two clusters. Active and Witness on first one and Passive on second one.

             

             

            vCSA HA was already deployed but due to some authentication issues (only on passive node) it was destroyed yesterday.

            We wanted to recreate it from scratch but unfortunately this is not possible due to cloning issue.

            When I tried  manually clone vCSA it worked.

             

            Thanks for any help...

            Maros

            • 3. Re: vCSA HA failed during deployment
              SupreetK Master
              vExpert

              Can you try creating both Passive and Witness on the same cluster? Once created, you can move them to the required cluster.

               

              Cheers,

              Supreet

              • 4. Re: vCSA HA failed during deployment
                MarosNZ Lurker

                Until now it is running.

                It looks that there is issue between clusters.

                 

                Many thanks

                Maros

                • 5. Re: vCSA HA failed during deployment
                  ShaveenPurmessur Lurker

                  Hello Supreet,

                   

                  I have just deploy a vCenter server appliance 6.5 on a MGMT cluster with 2 hosts with no resource pool. We have also another cluster(MAIN) with 16 hosts and communication between the cluster is fine. The MAIN cluster contains resource pools.

                  I have deployed vCenter HA using the basic method. I chose the second host in the MGMT cluster for the passive node and one host in the MAIN cluster for the witness node.

                  Initial cloning of the active node to create the passive node works fine without issues but it cannot clone the active node to form the witness on the MAIN cluster.

                   

                  Error : ''A specified parameter was not correct: spec.pool''

                   

                  Could you please help what I have done wrong?

                   

                  Thank you