vSeanClark
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Network Paths don't show up when creating new reservation, but storage does

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I'm attempting to create a new vsphere reservation with a new vCenter endpoint that I've just added (our 2nd vCenter endpoint).  The storage paths show up just fine in the Resources tab, but on the Network tab shows no network paths.  I have validated that there are 3 distributed port groups that show up in vSphere web client, so I know they exist.

Has anyone seen this behavior? 

Sean Clark - http://twitter.com/vseanclark
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sbeaver
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Hey Sean!!,

Happy New Year!!  My issue ended having to do with storage cluster and sDRS not being enabled.  From the 103 times that I have torn down and re-built I would recommend starting over. When things go well, the install will go really well across the board.  Safe yourself some time and hassle and start over

Steve

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ndalal
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Did you perform Data-collection on the new vCenter Compute resource?

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vSeanClark
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Yes, multiple times.  Still just see storage, no network.  

Sean Clark - http://twitter.com/vseanclark
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ndalal
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Is it going successful? Can you snapshot your data-collection page?

Also, do you have NSX configured or this is without NSX?

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vSeanClark
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No NSX.  Not successful.  Since this is a POC environment, I'm thinking of starting over fresh soon. 

DataCollection-ScreenCapture.PNG

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sbeaver
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Hey Sean!!,

Happy New Year!!  My issue ended having to do with storage cluster and sDRS not being enabled.  From the 103 times that I have torn down and re-built I would recommend starting over. When things go well, the install will go really well across the board.  Safe yourself some time and hassle and start over

Steve

Steve Beaver
VMware Communities User Moderator
VMware vExpert 2009 - 2020
VMware NSX vExpert - 2019 - 2020
====
Co-Author of "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center"
(ISBN:1420070274) from Auerbach
Come check out my blog: [www.virtualizationpractice.com/blog|http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/blog/]
Come follow me on twitter http://www.twitter.com/sbeaver

**The Cloud is a journey, not a project.**
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stvkpln
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Just an odd thought, as it relates to permissions.. Have you logged into vCenter as the service account you're using (I don't want to assume what account you are/aren't using) to confirm it can see the portgroups? Assuming that's all good, have you looked at the logs coming from the proxy agent to see if there's any errors in there relating to the portgroups?

-Steve
vSeanClark
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yep.  I can see all the storage and network goodies with the service account when I log into vCenter.

No worries.  I'm moving on and chalking this up to "bad things happen to POC environments that are mistreated and changed without thought". 

Sean Clark - http://twitter.com/vseanclark
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vSeanClark
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Thanks for the feedback, Steve. This POC install of VCAC has been "rode hard and put away wet".  We're going to start fresh with a more thought out and controlled installation.


Cheers!

Sean Clark - http://twitter.com/vseanclark
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vSeanClark
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FYI:  Never assume the underlying virtual infrastructure is pristine.  I finally discovered that the underlying vSphere Cluster had a VDS that was imported and not configured properly. Because of this, distributed port groups did not show up on all hosts.  I deleted the old port groups and created new ones that were then visible on every host.  After a VCAC data collection, I was then able to create the reservation and could see both datastores and networks to choose from. 

When building a house, make sure you have a good foundation first!  Smiley Happy

Sean Clark - http://twitter.com/vseanclark
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