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vCenter Troubleshooting

SSO High-Availability Single Site and vCenter Linked-Mode

I came across an interesting bug today when deploying a linked-mode vCenter and SSO in High-Availability mode.  The installation of SSO, Inventory Service, and vCenter all went as planned…initially.  During my deployment I decided to reboot the ...
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Location of vCenter Single Sign-On log files for vCenter Server 5.1 and 5.5 (2033430)

This article provides the default location of Single Sign-On (SSO) log files. It maybe necessary to use these log files when troubleshooting issues and VMware Support may request these files when creating a Support Request.

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SSL - SSO Warning 25000 at vCenter 5.5 Update – How to handle?

When you are updating VMware vCenter Server 5.1 to version 5.5 you always get that “Warning 25000″ message. This post shows how to check that the certificate is valid, and how to replace a expired certificate

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Active Directory domain authentication missing in a new VMware vCenter 5.5 installation

I’ve been asked several times over the past month about this so I thought it would be a good idea to write a quick blog post to point my colleagues to. Problem You’ve just completed the installation of vCenter 5.5 onto a Windows Server 2008 R2 server an ...
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Known issues when installing or upgrading to VMware vCenter Server 5.x (2031082)

vCenter Server installation may error before completion. vCenter Server installation fails to complete. Unable to complete vCenter Server installation. vCenter Server Web Service fails to install. Unable to connect to the vCenter Server remote datab ...
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vCenter Single Sign On 5.1 troubleshooting hints

vCenter Single Sign On (SSO) is a critical additional component in the vSphere Suite, introduced with vSphere 5.1. SSO allows various vSphere Software components to communicate with each other through a secure token exchange machanism, instead of requiri ...
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Troubleshooting special character issues in vCenter Server 5.5 (2061415)

This article provides troubleshooting  instructions on how to validate and  take corrective action on special character issues in vCenter Server 5.5.

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Head’s Up: vCenter/SSO 5.5 Issue with Win2012 AD

When the vSphere 5.5 bits dropped this weekend, I pulled everything down and started to upgrade my lab, which was on vSphere 5.1U1.  I did the upgrade as outlined in the 5.5 documentation, forgoing the simple install because I had an existing SSO env ...
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vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 Not Recognizing Nested Active Directory Groups

I was testing vSphere 5.5 upgrades in my lab and came across an interesting situation that you need to be aware of.  In a nutshell, pay attention to how your Active Directory groups are configured on your vCenter Server and avoid nesting any domain l ...
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Sync up vCenter Server with NTP: Bug and Workaround (DoubleCloud)

While playing with VMware Single Sign On (SSO) SDK, I got into an exception indicating that the request had expired.

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vCenter SSO AD Gotcha "A general system error occurred: Authorize Exception”.

So this past week I have been upgrading my home lab domain from AD 2008 R2 to AD 2012 and so far it has gone without a hitch (read http://everythingshouldbevirtual.com/server-2012-ad-upgrade-notes href="http://everythingshouldbevirtual.com/server-2012-ad- ...
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Unable to log into vCenter Server after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1 (2035758)

Symptoms After an upgrade to vCenter Server 5.1 completes, you are unable to log into vCenter Server. When you attempt to add Local Operating System as an Identity Source, you see the error:Invalid local OS domain details : Cannot configure a Local ...
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vCenter Server issue with Oracle client resolved

Back in December, we posted the support alert: vCenter Server 5.x does not function correctly when installed with Oracle 11.2.0.3 Patch 10. The support alert was documented fully in KB article: vCenter Server 5.x does not function correctly when installed ...
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ALERT: Login issue after updating to vCenter 5.1 Update 1

VMware has become aware of an issue that may occur after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1. Specifically: You are unable to log in using the vSphere Web Client or domain username/password credentials via the vSphere Client. This issue can oc ...
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Administrator access downgraded to read-only in VirtualCenter after read-only users are added (1005680)

After adding read-only users to vCenter Server: Members of vCenter Server Administrators are restricted to read-only permissions. You cannot perform administrative tasks. When attempting to log in to vCenter Server using the thick client, you ...
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The Inside Scoop: Troubleshooting tips for common issues with vCenter Server Single Sign-On (SSO)

Today we have the second edition of our new blog series The Inside Scoop. In this installment we will be focusing on the topic: Troubleshooting tips for common issues with vCenter Server Single Sign-On (SSO). With the release of vSphere 5.1 the virtualiz ...
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Generating custom or default SSL certificates (1029944)

In the sms.log file you may notice these errors: at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:619)Thread-2 ERROR com.vmware.vim.common.lifecycle.InitializerExecutor] Initialization error; attempt 2 will begin in 60 seconds...java.util.concurrent.ExecutionExcept ...
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VMware Support Insider: The Inside Scoop: Troubleshooting tips for common issues with vCenter Server Single Sign-On (SSO)

Today we have the second edition of our new blog series The Inside Scoop. In this installment we will be focusing on the topic: Troubleshooting tips for common issues with vCenter Server Single Sign-On (SSO). With the release of vSphere 5.1 the virtualiz ...
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Transform performance issues when running vCenter Server collections (2044854)

When running vCenter Server collections: Jobs run for an extended period period of time Transform operations take multiple hours

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