NSX-T Edge node deployment fails when Orchestrator node is shutdown/unavailable
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NSX-T Edge node deployment fails when Orchestrator node is shutdown/unavailable

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Article ID: 325078

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Products

VMware NSX Networking

Issue/Introduction

This article provides work around to NSX Edge deployment failures when Orchestrator node is shutdown/unavailable.

Symptoms:
  • On UI on NSX Manager, you will see Error under Edge deployment tab,
"OVF certificate validation failed. Error: Ovf, manifest and certificate files not found"
  • You see the error similar to:
Log location: /proton/nsxapi.log

2020-03-23T13:29:27.344Z INFO ActivityWorkerPool-1-12 HttpUtils - FABRIC [nsx@6876 comp="nsx-manager" level="INFO" subcomp="manager"] java.net.NoRouteToHostException: No route to host (Host unreachable) exception occurred while reading the urlStr- http://10.1.1.1:8080/repository/2.5.1.0.0.15314288/Edge/ovf/nsx-edge-2.5.1.0.0.15314297.mf
java.net.NoRouteToHostException: No route to host (Host unreachable)
        at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketConnect(Native Method) ~[?:1.8.0_212]
        at java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.doConnect(AbstractPlainSocketImpl.java:350) ~[?:1.8.0_212]
        at java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.connectToAddress(AbstractPlainSocketImpl.java:206) ~[?:1.8.0_2

Note: The preceding log excerpts are only examples. Date, time, and environmental variables may vary depending on your environment.

Environment

VMware NSX-T Data Center

Cause

This is due to a know bug in 2.4.x and 2.5.x versions

Resolution


This issue is resolved in VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.0, available at VMware Downloads.

Workaround:
To work around the issue

Check the repository IP by nsx_manager-1>get service
Service name:  install-upgrade
Service state: running
Enabled on:    172.20.10.41


Execute command on one of the available nsx-managers (nsx-manager-2, nsx-manager-3)
nsx-manager-2> set repository-ip

Since the nsx-manager is not available the workflow fails, by executing the command "set repository-ip" over-rides with the new IP. 

set repository-ip: Set current node's IP address as repository IP. This command will restart the install-upgrade service.

Additional Information

Impact/Risks:
Deployment of the Edge vm's fails.