2012-01-10 05:29 AM
We are currently looking at using OnCommand to backup our VMware environment, which seems to work more or less.
One thing i'm wondering about is, when i create a new VM in the vSphere client, shouldn't it also become visible (automatically) in the Virtual Machine list within OnCommand?
When i do a rediscover of the host service the VM will be visible in the list, but shouldn't this happen automatically? Or do i need to schedule a period rediscovery?
2012-01-10 05:33 AM
Yes, the newly created VM will be automatically updated in the OnCommand. But it takes little time(with in few mins) as the OnCommand Host Software(Installed in VMWare ) will buffer the requests from the vsphere client and then send it to OnCommand.
You no need to schedule a periodic rediscovery.
2012-01-10 05:42 AM
Thats what i thought, but i created a new VM about 30 minutes ago, and i still don't see them in OnCommand, even if i wait all night they still don't show up. Only when i do a rediscovery the appear in OnCommand
2012-01-10 05:53 AM
Everything looks OK to me..
dfm hs diag 10.15.4.78
IP Address 10.15.4.78
Admin Port 8699
HTTPS Passed (47 ms)
Plugin Reachable Yes
DataFabric Manager server configuration
IP Address/DNS ap-gda86-noc.its.centric.lan
DFM Reachable Yes
Acording to: DataFabric Manager server Host Service
Management Port 8799 8799
Host Service version 22.214.171.1242 126.96.36.1992
Plugin version 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206
Plugin Type OnCommand Host Service VMware Plug-in OnCommand Host Service VMware Plug-in
2012-01-10 06:14 AM
ok. Can u try setting the below option and check the "audit.log" shows "host-service-discover" events.
dfm option set serverAPILogExclude=dfm-about
Note: Modifying the above option will start showing the "host-service-discover" events in the audit.log and you can change this option to exclude the same at any point of time.
2012-01-11 12:27 AM
I have just rebooted the OnCommand server and I am now seeing the host-service-discover entries in the audit log.
I also just deployed a new VM and it has been (automatically) picked up by OnCommand now..
As far as i know i haven't changed any settings, so its unclear to me why it started functioning all of a sudden.