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24.09.2012 19:29 (comments: 0)

vCenter Operations Manager: Common issues for "Error 503 Service Unavailable"

In vCenter Operations Manager you might experience an: "Error 503 Service Unavailable" issue because of the following common reasons:

  • Analytics or UI virtual machine out of storage, solution is to power off vApp and add a disk (do NOT resize existing disks!).
  • DNS resolution for data collection not working
  • Changes to the IP pool without restarting vApp
  • Changes to the user account passwords.

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24.09.2012 19:27 (comments: 0)

vCenter Operations Manager: Binary metrics like "availability" in scoreboard

If you have a binary metric like availability and you want to use that in a scoreboard you will still need to create values for the yellow and orange state, you can solve this by using fractional values (i.e.  Green 1; Yellow .5-1; Orange 0-.5; Red 0).

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24.09.2012 19:25 (comments: 0)

vCenter Operations Manager: emailFilter.xml for alert notifications

You can find info about how to configure emailFilter.xml in vcops-enterprise5-admin-guide.pdf, Configure General Settings for Email Alert Notifications section.

For example:
To specify a delay between the time an alert meets the conditions of the filtering rule and when vCenter Operations Manager sends the first message to the email address, type a value in the Delay value text box. For example, you might want to delay sending the message if the recipient should be notified only if the condition is not corrected within a specific period of time.

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24.09.2012 19:21 (comments: 0)

vCenter Operations Manager: PowerShell unofficial API

There is no official PowerShell or PowerCLI API available from VMware, but there is blogpost

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24.09.2012 19:05 (comments: 0)

vCenter Operations Manager: Register vCenter system raises "com.integrien.alive.common.security.ExpiredCertificateException"

If during the registration of a vCenter system you get a red line stating: "com.integrien.alive.common.security.ExpiredCertificateException" you most likely have an expired certificate on your vCenter server. Easiest to validate is point your browser to https://vcenterNameOrIP and then view the certificate.

Fix it by following version depending VMware process to replace vCenter Server certificate.

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