2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 5, 2020 2:50 AM by NicolasAlauzet

    Vcenter 6.5 SSO linked mode Vcenter no showing up

    FireIT Novice

      I have just installed two Vcenter 6.5 systems and they are in linked mode.  When I login with the administrator@vsphere.local account and all works fine.  I have setup the SSO and I can login with my user account but the linked vcenter does not appear as a linked system?  I seems like when I am logged in as the administrator@vsphere.local account the SSO information is the same on both systems.


      Any ideas what to check?

        • 1. Re: Vcenter 6.5 SSO linked mode Vcenter no showing up
          lucasbernadsky Enthusiast

          Hi, FireIT. How are you?

          When you installed the second vCenter, did you select the "Join existing PSC domain"? or did you create a new domain? Since vsphere.local is a local domain, you can have both domains without any linked mode whatsoever, and then you would need to converge the PSC domains with CMSSO-util. VMware Knowledge Base



          If both PSC have the same domain, you may want to check the replication state between them. VMware has a great KB explaining how to do this in Windows or VCSA deployments: VMware Knowledge Base


          If all of this is still correct, I would suggest powering off both vCenters, then power off PSCs appliances (If external). Then power on the PSCs. Wait a 5 / 10 minutes for services to start and then start both vCenter servers.




          Hope this will solve it

          Please keep me updated!

          • 2. Re: Vcenter 6.5 SSO linked mode Vcenter no showing up
            NicolasAlauzet Hot Shot

            If you are using AD accounts you need to have both sites joined to the domain, to be able to jump, see and manage the resources from both vcenters.


            This is the procedure: Join the vCenter Server Appliance to an Active Directory Domain


            If thats OK, as Lucas said you can check the status of the replication on a PSC level (a quick test is log in into vCenter A, create an user, go to vcenter B and after a brief time user should be there)

            Or the best way to do it is:


            Log in into the PSC (or vcenter if it is embedded) and run this comands to verify the psc's partnerts


            cd /usr/lib/vmware-vmdir/bin
            ./vdcrepadmin -f showpartners -h localhost -u administrator


            and this one to check the replication status


            ./vdcrepadmin -f showpartnerstatus -h localhost -u administrator