Venu Vanama

List of issues with vRealize Automation 7

Blog Post created by Venu Vanama on Mar 12, 2016

Caution if anyone considering new version  vRealize 7 into production. Here are the list of issues, i have came to know.

  • You can't modify the size of a secondary disk when requesting a machine. No workaround available.
  • When using the internal vRO Appliances you're unable to failover to the secondary node. Workaround is to use external vRO appliances.
  • When using the internal vRO Appliances the secondary appliance's "vco" and "advanced-services-designer" service randomly fail and require a reboot to bring back online. Workaround is to use external vRO appliances.
  • When using the internal vRO Appliances, vRA continuously attempts to connect to the load balanced vRO VIP on port 8281, despite that port not being present with the internal vRO. Workaround is to use external vRO appliances.
  • If you move to external vRO appliances the vRA appliances don't correctly update a file so it fails to point to the external vRO appliances and instead continues to attempt to connect to the internal vRO. This may or may not happen after changing the authentication method in vRO. The workaround is to modify the setenv-server to disable the vco status check.
  • You can't change the IaaS web or manager certificates through the VAMI. Fails with a "can't match thumbprint error". Workaround is to manually change the certificates like in 6.2.
  • When modifying the name of a component blueprint and the multi-machine blueprint not being updated with the new name and giving an error. Workaround is to delete the blueprint, save and then add it back in.
  • Browsing to https://*IaaS_webserver*/wapi/ throws an error that the Web View doesn't exist.
  • The vIDM doesn't work with integrated Windows Authentication. Workaround is to use AD over LDAP.
  • The vIDM doesn't work with AD over LDAP when using the DNS Service Location. Workaround is to uncheck the DNS service lookup option and specify a Domain controller.

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