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suhas savkoor
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Understanding Perfbeat Logging In GSAN
If you have ever come across GSAN logs in VDP located under /data01/cur you would sometimes notice the below logging: 2018/05/28-10:34:31.01397 {0.0} [perfbeat.3:196]  WARN: <1060> perfbeat::outoftolerance mask=[gc,flush,gcmark] average=1397.27 limit=139.72...
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Unable To Pair SRM Sites: "Server certificate chain not verified"
So first things first, as of this post, you might know that I have moved out of VMware and ventured further into backup and recovery solutions domain. Currently, I work as a solutions engineer at Rubrik. There are a lot of instances where you are unable to ...
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Unable To Configure Or Reconfigure Protection Groups In SRM: java.net.SocketTimeoutException: Read timed out
When you try to reconfigure or create a new protection group you might run into the following message when you click on the Finish  option.  java.net.SocketTimeoutException: Read timed out Below is a screenshot of this error: In the web client logs for the ...
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VDP 6.1.8 Upgrade Stalls At 97 Percent
When upgrading a vSphere Data Protection appliance to 6.1.8 there might be a case where the upgrade stalls at 97 percent with the below task stuck in progress In the avinstaller.log.0 located under /usr/local/avamar/var/avi/server_logs has the following mes...
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Bad Exit Code: 1 During Upgrade Of vSphere Replication To 8.1
With the release of 8.1 vSphere replication comes a ton of new upgrade and deployment issues. The one common issue is the Bad Exit Code: 1 error during the upgrade phase. This is valid for 6.1.2 or 6.5.x to 8.1 upgrade. The first thing you will notice in th...
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Upgrading vSphere Replication From 6.5 To 8.1
With the release of vSphere Replication 8.1, the upgrade path is not how it was earlier. The 8.1 vR server now hosts a PhotonOS and the upgrade is similar to a vCenter migration. In this case, you will deploy a new 8.1 vR server via the OVF template with a ...
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VDP Backup And Maintenance Tasks Fail With "DDR result code: 5004, desc: nothing matched"
I had come across a scenario where the backups on VDP appliance connected to a data domain used to fail constantly and the backup logs for the avtar service had the following snippet: 2018-04-24T20:01:16.180+07:00 avtar Info <19156>: - Establishing a connec...
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SRM Service Fails To Start: "Could not initialize Vdb connection Data source name not found and no default driver specified"
In few cases, you might come across a scenario where the Site Recovery Manager service does not start and in the Event Viewer you will notice the following back trace for the vmware-dr service. VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager application error. class V...
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Upgrading vCenter Appliance From 6.5 to 6.7
So as you know, vSphere 6.7 is now GA and this article will speak about upgrading an embedded PSC deployment of 6.5 vCenter appliance to 6.7. Once you download the 6.7 VCSA ISO installer mount the ISO on a local windows machine and then you can use the ui i...
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SRM Test Recovery Fails: "Failed to create snapshots of replica devices"
When using SRM with array based replication, a test recovery operation will take a snapshot of the replica LUN, present it and mount it on the ESX server to bring up the VMs on an isolated network.  In many instances, the test recovery would fail at the cru...
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