vSphere: Big Data Extensions (Also how to increase heap size in vSphere 6)


Summary:
Installing BDE from VMware is pretty easy, but there are some requirements that you need to meet prior to deployment.
  1. Forward and Reverse DNS lookup records for you BDE appliance.
  2. Make sure your ESXi hosts, and vCenters are NTP synced.
Anyway, regarding the above error: Certificate does not have a valid chain and is invalid.

Assuming both preReqs and any others listed in BDE documentation are met, the only way I've been able to work around this problem is by increasing the vSphere Web Client's max heap size from 2GB to 4GB.

This took some work detective work from my TAM, but he found me a way to increase specific services heap size in 6.0.  Here is the line you will need to increase the web client's heap to a size appropriate for your environment that the dynamic sizing may not understand.

This is for the vCenter Appliance, but same applies for Windows server.
cloudvm-ram-size -C 4096 vsphere-client
service vsphere-client restart

Here is the doc, where this nugget is hidden:
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMware-PerfBest-Practices-vSphere6-0.pdf
Page 61 to be exact.


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