View Composer not deleting or spinning up VM’s…
When deleting VM’s from inventory, View Composer usually starts the job in vCenter within a few minutes. In this case, it was not and restarting the View Composer service on vCenter didn’t fix it.
- vCenter 4.1
- View 4.5
In this particular case, one of my View Connection Broker Replica servers had shutdown and the following logs were seen on my primary connection broker:
Event Type: Information
Event Source: VMware View
Event Category: VMware View
Event ID: 102
Time: 11:24:51 AM
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: Primary Broker Name
The failed LDAP replication attempt to Secondary-Replica Broker Name can be caused by a firewall blocking communication between this server and Secondary-Replica Broker Name or if the server is down.
By simply bringing back the secondary replica broker, the primary seems to have been able to continue w/ the jobs I had assigned it. It seems that it was stuck until it could finally talk to the secondary broker. Strangely enough though, this was only 1 of 4 secondary brokers that was down causing my entire environment to screech to a halt. A bug perhaps?