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๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น๐—Ÿ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐Ÿฌ:๐Ÿฌ. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป: ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜/๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฟ

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Today I was dealing with an interesting challenge with the VMware Cloud Foundation

The Cloud Builder was getting stuck during the NSX Appliance import phase, and by checking the vCenter of the Management Domain, it was evident that it consistently stalled at 27%.

I then went into the Cloud Builder logs, specifically in the following file:

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ /๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ/๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด/๐˜ƒ๐—บ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ/๐˜ƒ๐—ฐ๐—ณ/๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฝ/๐˜ƒ๐—ฐ๐—ณ-๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฝ-๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ด.๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด

There I found an error that wasn't entirely clear but gave me an idea of what the problem might be:

The error was:

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ /๐˜€๐—ณ๐—ผ-๐—บ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ-๐—ป๐˜€๐˜…๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐—ฎ/๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น๐—Ÿ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐Ÿฌ:๐Ÿฌ. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป: ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜/๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฟ

This raised suspicions that something might be corrupted in the image. But which image? You should know that the Cloud Builder contains an ISO called "

๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ-๐—ณ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป-๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ฒ.๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ" that includes all the Appliances to be used in VCF (vCenter, NSX, SDDC Manager, etc.).

When you initiate the configuration of the Management Domain using the Cloud Builder, it mounts the mentioned ISO.

I then attempted to manually extract the NSX OVA file from the ISO and encountered the same "input/output error."

๐ŸŽฏ๐ŸŽฏThe file was indeed corrupted.๐ŸŽฏ๐ŸŽฏ

(Some days ago NUC shutdown unexpectedly ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’)

To resolve this, I had two options:

๐Ÿ˜ reload the Cloud Builder Appliance: simple but not a good idea because I don't want to restart the Management Domain from scratch

๐Ÿ˜‰ or, for a more targeted solution, copy a new "sddc-foundation-bundle.iso" into the Cloud Builder using WinSCP.

Now, with the new ISO in place, the Cloud Builder successfully loaded the NSX Appliance in just a few minutes and continuous the creation process of the Management Domain

Have a good day with VCF!!


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