JamalNuman
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What is photon-machine login?

What is photon-machine login?

In the screenshot below, when starting the vc machine from the vmware esxi web, the system requires photon-machine login. What is this login?

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daphnissov
Immortal
Immortal

If it's saying photon-machine, this means you have not deployed the vCSA correctly. You will need to delete it and re-deploy using correct settings.

JamalNuman
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But I’m able to access the vmware vsphere web client and work with it properly. Then how come that the VCSA is not installed correctly?

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birend1988
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

you have installed the VCSA with IP address it seems. Please check the VC pnid.

run this command on VC.

/usr/lib/vmware-vmafd/bin/vmafd-cli get-pnid --server-name localhost

you need to provide root password to login. If you forgot the password, login to grub mode and reset the password.

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daphnissov
Immortal
Immortal

When you don't use a FQDN to install vCSA and only an IP (which is not supported) a hostname cannot be assigned to the appliance. This in turn causes other issues down the line. If you want to do this "correctly" then you need to use an FQDN with internal DNS entries.