I have a cluster that is still running esxi 6.0 and when you attempt to deploy the OVA it fails as it require vm hardware version 13 (which >= esxi 6.5)
Is there an older version of the OVA that supports ESXi 6.0 and hardware version 11 that I can deploy and upgrade to 2.5.1 ?
I hadnt realised this as the deployment guide states that a minimum of vCenter 6.5 which we have and am not in a position to upgrade the hosts yet
Currently we have only one version of OVA being made available.
You may be able to manually extract the OVA and modify the configuration. Though we haven't tested HWVersion 11, it has no hard dependency on HW version.
I gave it a go as expected this to be the case.
After powering on it didnt work
so I had to use the vm console and found the root password wasnt set as expected.
I have had this before
at this point I still cant access the web ui
running - systemctrl status shows that the 3 services are not running
other post have suggested redeploying the appliance - which i have tried with no luck
any ideas how to troubleshoot and get the services running as its normally due to the root password
root@photon [ ~ ]# systemctl restart vmsware-shd
Failed to restart vmsware-shd.service: Unit vmsware-shd.service not found.
root@photon [ ~ ]# systemctl restart nginx
Job for nginx.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
See "systemctl status nginx.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.
root@photon [ ~ ]# systemctl status nginx.service
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/nginx.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Thu 2021-07-29 08:34:45 UTC; 1min 15s ago
Process: 13842 ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/nginx -t (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
Jul 29 08:34:45 photon systemd: nginx.service: Service RestartSec=100ms expired, scheduling restart.
Jul 29 08:34:45 photon systemd: nginx.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 5.
Jul 29 08:34:45 photon systemd: Stopped Nginx High-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy.
Jul 29 08:34:45 photon systemd: nginx.service: Start request repeated too quickly.
Jul 29 08:34:45 photon systemd: nginx.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Jul 29 08:34:45 photon systemd: Failed to start Nginx High-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy.
It clearly doesnt like vm hardware version 11
I have checked and PhotonOS 3.0 is not supported on 6.0
do you have a old OVA I can have to deploy into vmx11 and upgrade skyline via the iso ?
As it happens I was able to force the upgrade of the hosts
Interestingly deploying to the upgraded 6.5 hosts resulted in the same issue where the UI was not available
It seems that the password I was using during the OVA deployment was not passing correctly during the boot/build process
So I suspect the other method used on the 6.0 hosts originally would have worked if I had specified a different password
Not quite sure why it objected to the password supplied at the wizard, but it did start with a "$" dollar sign - ironically this is accepted post build for both the shd-admin and root