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VCRM no longer found in SIM

JoostdeHeer
Advisor

VCRM no longer found in SIM

Hello,

 

I have the following servers:

- Linux (CentOS 7) Virtual machine (on ESXi 5.1) running SIM 7.4 with the May 2015 patches

- Windows (2012 R2) Virtual machine (on ESXi 5.1) running VCRM 7.4.2.0

 

Originally, the VCRM machine was a Windows 2008 R2 machine, and I could select this machine as a Version Control Repository in SIM. But after upgrading the machine from 2008R2 to 2012R2, SIM doesn't find the VCRM anymore. I've already imported the certificate of the SIM server as a trusted management machine in SMH on the VCRM machine, changed trust levels to all possible options, ran Pegasus WMI wrapper as Local System and a dedicated service account, disabled the firewall completely on the Windows machine, but none of this helps: SIM refuses to see the VCRM.

 

VCRM is showing up normally in SMH, and I can attach individual VCA's to this VCRM, so that works normally, just not the discovery in SIM.

 

Does anyone have an idea what else I can try, or is this combination not supposed to work? If that's the case, I'll just reinstall the VCRM machine with 2008R2.....

 

Joost

16 REPLIES
Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: VCRM no longer found in SIM

Hello,

So in the list of servers you can choose from the select VCRM server the VCRM server id not selectable?

If you install an empty VCRM on any other server does it show up as a VCRM server?
Kind regards,

Andrew
JoostdeHeer
Advisor

Re: VCRM no longer found in SIM

Hi,

 

I have installed VCRM (also 7.4.2.0) on the Linux SIM server and it's recognised normally. But I can't seem to attach Windows servers to the baseline in SIM, so I need a Windows VCRM to check the baseline of the Windows servers. And, as I said before, I had no problems with the 7.4.2.0 VCRM on a Windows 2008R2 machine, it's just the 2012R2 server that refuses to work.

 

Joost

Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: VCRM no longer found in SIM

I've seen that sometimes even when the firewall is disabled you still have problems accessing the server. Can you access the http://servername:2301 and https://servername:2381 ?
Kind regards,

Andrew
JoostdeHeer
Advisor

Re: VCRM no longer found in SIM

Hello Andrew,

 

SMH is available, and VCA's can connect to the VCRM on port 2381, so SMH/VCRM seem to work. It's just SIM that doesn't recognise the server.

 

Joost

Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: VCRM no longer found in SIM

Reinstalling the VCRM. Is not an option? If you look at the second tab of the server containing the VCRM do you see the link dor the VCRM? Normaly you see all websites found by scanning the server. Reinstalling seems strange but it should have worked once the trust works so there is no good reason why it should not have worked.
Kind regards,

Andrew
JoostdeHeer
Advisor

Re: VCRM no longer found in SIM

Hi Andrew,

 

No websites are visible in the second tab.

 

I ran a new identify job for the virtual server, and this is the output:

 

[quote]

********* Significant issues and overall target discovery/identification
          status:
Minor:    The discovered VM guest is not associated with the VM host. Verify
          that the supported HP Insight Management Agents or WBEM providers
          are installed on the host, and verify that the host has been
          discovered. For an association between Citrix XenServer host and
          its virtual machines, the HP Insight Control virtual machine
          management (VMM) software must be installed and the VM Host must be
          registered in VMM.
Normal:   The system has valid hardware data (model, serial number, and
          unique identifier) and has been identified properly for SIM to
          manage.
Critical: HP SIM cannot communicate with these systems using the WBEM
          protocol.

********* Additional results (listed for information only):

        * Starting identification process...
        * Checking for known running web servers...
        * Checking for SNMP protocol support on system...
Normal:   The system responded to an SNMP request; it supports SNMP Protocol
          and has a valid read community string.
        * Checking for SNMPv3 protocol support on system...
Normal:   The system did not respond to SNMPv3. Verify security settings and
          v3 credentials in Options->Security->Credentials->System
          Credentials
        * Running HP ProLiant management agent identification...
Normal:   The ProLiant SNMP Foundation agents for servers are not installed
          or are not configured.
        * Running SNMP base cluster identification using common cluster
          MIB...
Normal:   This system does not have the common cluster MIBs support.
        * Checking for WBEM protocol support on system...
Minor:    This system does not have any SMI-S CIMOMs installed. No storage
          systems will be found on this system.
Minor:    The Central Management System (CMS) cannot communicate with the
          CIMOM locally installed on the managed system using the WBEM
          protocol, Identification will try to identify Windows systems using
          the WMI Mapper as proxy; for Linux and HP-UX systems, check
          credentials by going to Options->Security->Credentials->System
          Credentials. For Linux systems also check if the HP WBEM provider
          is installed.
        * Running WBEM rules based identification...
Minor:    Identification cannot get computer system hardware data from the
          WBEM / WMI providers.
        * Running Virtual Machine (VM) Host (non HP Integrity VM Host)
          Identification...
Normal:   The system is not a VM Host (non HP Integrity VM Host), or WBEM
          credentials may not be specified so skipping VM Identification.
        * Running Storage identification...
        * Did not detect the WBEM protocol support on this system. SMI
          storage identification will be skipped.
        * Storage identification completed.
        * Running HP NetServer identification...
Normal:   System supports the NetServer SNMP agent, adding system type.
        * Running HP-UX SNMP identification...
Normal:   System does not have the HP-UX SNMP agents installed.
        * Running OA Identifier which will discover systems in an enclosure
          if the automatic enclosure discovery option for OA is enabled...
Normal:   The system is not an Onboard Administrator, skipping automatic
          discovery of systems in the enclosure.
        * Running XMLReply Identifier which will discover systems in a
          rack/enclosure if the automatic discovery option for the container
          node is enabled...
        * Running iLO Identifier which will discover the server if the
          automatic server discovery option for iLO is enabled...
Minor:    The system responds to the HTTP request but cannot get the XML
          output. It is normal for servers not to get the XML data.
Minor:    If the http communication from CMS to target is working, but if it
          is found to be slow then try increasing the Default connection
          timeout parameter for http in global protocol settings.
        * Running p-Class Identifier...
Normal:   The system is not a p-Class so skipping p-Class identification.
        * Running IPMI protocol identification...
Normal:   IPMI protocol not detected so skipping IPMI Identification.
        * Running SSH Protocol identification...
Normal:   This system has SSH protocol support.
        * Running SSH Identification...
Normal:   The system can be logged in using SSH protocol; has a valid SSH
          credential.
Normal:   OS Name is identified by the SSH Identification.
        * Running WS-Man identification...
Minor:    The system did not respond to WS-Management (WS-Man) request.
        * Running Monarch OA Identification...
Normal:   The system is not a monarch OA so skipping monarch OA
          identification.
        * Checking for System Management Homepage and other HP web agents...
Normal:   The system is not a server, storage or desktop. Skipping the check
          for System Management Homepage.
        * Running HP Serviceguard Identification...
        * Running SNMP System Type manager ...
Normal:   No matching SNMP System Type Manager rule for sysObjID was found.
        * Running SNMP subtypes identification...
        * No additional subtype(s) found from SNMP.
        * Resolving DNS names...
Normal:   The fully qualified domain name was successfully resolved for the
          system.
        * Checking if the Node is a Virtual Center...
Normal:   Skipping MxVirtualCenter Identifier.
        * Running Virtual Machine Management (VMM) Plug-in Identification...
        * Building system relationships...
Minor:    The Secure Shell key-based access authentication is not configured
          on the system(s).
Minor:    System Management Homepage (SMH) is not installed or is not
          responding on the system(s).
        * Running system Manage Communication diagnosis...
        * System identification finished on system.
[/quote]

Only strange thing I see here is that SIM thinks there's no WBEM support, although the Pegasus WMI wrapper services are running on the Windows virtual machine.

 

Joost

Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: VCRM no longer found in SIM

If i look at the log i see that SNMP works but no Hp SNMP management agents installed.
You could install these or add Windows credentials for the WBEM Discovery.

Because these protocols fail the discovery can't detect if the object is a server and will not run the SMH discovery.

Once the discovery works for either SNMP or WBEM i think the discovery will finish ok.
Kind regards,

Andrew
JoostdeHeer
Advisor

Re: VCRM no longer found in SIM

SNMP agents don't install on a VM, I thought? Also, I didn't need them when VCRM was running on Windows 2008R2.

 

Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: VCRM no longer found in SIM

Right, it's a virtual, can you add the WBEM/WMI credentials then ? SIM needs to know it's a server so it will run the SMH discovery
Kind regards,

Andrew
JoostdeHeer
Advisor

Re: VCRM no longer found in SIM

I've added the account that has admin rights on the server (and which is used to run the pegasus WMI mapper service) is added to both the Global credentials and the system credentials.

 

I've checked with Wireshark: during a discovery/identify, there is traffic from the SIM server to the VCRM server on port 5989, the WBEM port. But nothing is logged in the Pegasus access log.

 

Joost

Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: VCRM no longer found in SIM

Could you paste the discovery job once again ?
Kind regards,

Andrew
JoostdeHeer
Advisor

Re: VCRM no longer found in SIM

The discovery setup can be seen in the screenshots.

 

And the output of the discovery:

 

********* Significant issues and overall target discovery/identification
status:
Major: The system cannot be identified properly for HP SIM to manage;
unable to get one or more of the following: model, serial number or
unique identifier (UUID). For management processors, verify the
system is running the latest firmware. For Linux based operating
systems, you must have dmidecode installed, enable the
PermitRootLogin and PasswordAuthentication in sshd, and use root
sign-in credential. For HP-UX, verify the sign-in credential. For
Windows, check if WMIMapper is configured correctly on the CMS and
verify the sign-in credential.


********* Additional results (listed for information only):

* Starting identification process...
* Checking for known running web servers...
* Checking for SNMP protocol support on system...
Normal: The system responded to an SNMP request; it supports SNMP Protocol
and has a valid read community string.
* Checking for SNMPv3 protocol support on system...
Normal: The system did not respond to SNMPv3. Verify security settings and
v3 credentials in Options->Security->Credentials->System
Credentials
* Running HP ProLiant management agent identification...
Normal: The ProLiant SNMP Foundation agents for servers are not installed
or are not configured.
* Running SNMP base cluster identification using common cluster
MIB...
Normal: This system does not have the common cluster MIBs support.
* Checking for WBEM protocol support on system...
Minor: This system does not have any SMI-S CIMOMs installed. No storage
systems will be found on this system.
Minor: The Central Management System (CMS) cannot communicate with the
CIMOM locally installed on the managed system using the WBEM
protocol, Identification will try to identify Windows systems using
the WMI Mapper as proxy; for Linux and HP-UX systems, check
credentials by going to Options->Security->Credentials->System
Credentials. For Linux systems also check if the HP WBEM provider
is installed.
Critical: There are no valid WBEM / WMI credentials for the system(s).
* Running WBEM rules based identification...
Minor: Identification cannot get computer system hardware data from the
WBEM / WMI providers.
* Running Virtual Machine (VM) Host (non HP Integrity VM Host)
Identification...
Normal: The system is not a VM Host (non HP Integrity VM Host), or WBEM
credentials may not be specified so skipping VM Identification.
* Running Storage identification...
* Did not detect the WBEM protocol support on this system. SMI
storage identification will be skipped.
* Storage identification completed.
* Running HP NetServer identification...
Normal: System supports the NetServer SNMP agent, adding system type.
* Running HP-UX SNMP identification...
Normal: System does not have the HP-UX SNMP agents installed.
* Running OA Identifier which will discover systems in an enclosure
if the automatic enclosure discovery option for OA is enabled...
Normal: The system is not an Onboard Administrator, skipping automatic
discovery of systems in the enclosure.
* Running XMLReply Identifier which will discover systems in a
rack/enclosure if the automatic discovery option for the container
node is enabled...
* Running iLO Identifier which will discover the server if the
automatic server discovery option for iLO is enabled...
Minor: The system responds to the HTTP request but cannot get the XML
output. It is normal for servers not to get the XML data.
Minor: If the http communication from CMS to target is working, but if it
is found to be slow then try increasing the Default connection
timeout parameter for http in global protocol settings.
* Running p-Class Identifier...
Normal: The system is not a p-Class so skipping p-Class identification.
* Running IPMI protocol identification...
Normal: IPMI protocol not detected so skipping IPMI Identification.
* Running SSH Protocol identification...
Normal: This system has SSH protocol support.
* Running SSH Identification...
Normal: The system can be logged in using SSH protocol; has a valid SSH
credential.
Normal: OS Name is identified by the SSH Identification.
* Running WS-Man identification...
Minor: The system did not respond to WS-Management (WS-Man) request.
* Running Monarch OA Identification...
Normal: The system is not a monarch OA so skipping monarch OA
identification.
* Checking for System Management Homepage and other HP web agents...
Normal: The system is not a server, storage or desktop. Skipping the check
for System Management Homepage.
* Running HP Serviceguard Identification...
* Running SNMP System Type manager ...
Normal: No matching SNMP System Type Manager rule for sysObjID was found.
* Running SNMP subtypes identification...
* No additional subtype(s) found from SNMP.
* Resolving DNS names...
Normal: The fully qualified domain name was successfully resolved for the
system.
* Checking if the Node is a Virtual Center...
Normal: Skipping MxVirtualCenter Identifier
* Running Virtual Machine Management (VMM) Plug-in Identification...
* System passed the discovery filter and will be added.
* Building system relationships...
Minor: The Secure Shell key-based access authentication is not configured
on the system(s).
Minor: System Management Homepage (SMH) is not installed or is not
responding on the system(s).
* Running system Manage Communication diagnosis...
* System identification finished on system.

 

Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: VCRM no longer found in SIM

Hello,

 

I see that you have set Sign-in credentials,If you look at the right in the credentials screen look at Show Advanced protocol credentials. There you will see WBEM/WMI, did you fill these in ? Is the server unknown/unmanaged ?

 

I would think so if you only have SNMP working at this time ...

Kind regards,

Andrew
JoostdeHeer
Advisor

Re: VCRM no longer found in SIM

If I fill in nonsense in the credentials section, I get a login failure in the WBEM log, so WBEM authentication is done successfully, it seems.

 

Oh well, I've given up on trying to add the 2012R2 VCRM to SIM. I'm just gonna reinstall the server with Windows 2008R2.

JoostdeHeer
Advisor

Re: VCRM no longer found in SIM

Back to Windows 2008R2 and the server is discovered normally and VCRM is found without problems....

Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: VCRM no longer found in SIM

That is strange, i will give it a try monday on a Windows 2012 r2 server..
Kind regards,

Andrew