Force Delete of a Host from a Cell Site Group Fails
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Force Delete of a Host from a Cell Site Group Fails


Article ID: 325405


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VMware VMware Telco Cloud Automation


This patch corrects the force delete operation to successfully remove the host from the Telco Cloud Automation (TCA) Infrastructure Automation inventory regardless of the state of the host or if the host is present in the vCenter inventory.

Attempting to delete a host from a cell site group using the force option fails and the host status goes into a DELETE_FAILED state.


VMware Telco Cloud Automation 2.0
VMware Telco Cloud Automation 2.0.1


Force delete fails to remove the host if the host is not present in the vCenter inventory.


Resolved in Telco Cloud Automation 2.1.

Apply the patch on the TCA manager to prevent this problem from occurring using the following procedure. 
1. Create a Snapshot of the TCA Manager.
2. Download the vmware-tcf-manager_patch_1.0.tar.gz patch file.
3. SSH into the TCA Manager as admin.
4. Back up the folder “/opt/vmware/tcf” in tcf-manager container: 
5. Issue the following command:
docker exec -u root -it tcf-manager /bin/bash
6. Change directory to /opt/vmware/
cd /opt/vmware/
7. Backup the tcf folder.
cp -R tcf tcf.bak
8. Copy the backup tcf to /home/admin.
scp -r tcf.bak admin@<TCA-manager>:/home/admin
9. Exit from the container and change directory to /home/admin 
10. Change ownership on the file.
chown admin:admin tcf.bak
11. Switch user to root and perform the following steps: 
su root
systemctl stop tcf-manager 
docker rm tcf-manager 
docker image rm vmware-tcf-manager
12. Change directory and issue the following command: 
cd /common/tca-repository/tcf-manager 
curl -ko tcf-manager.tar.gz <path to the patch file>
13. Restart the following services:
systemctl restart tcf-manager-deploy 
systemctl start tcf-manager

Additional Information

After applying the patch, the service account information for the pre-deployed CDC/RDC in TCA Automated Infrastructure reverts to administrator. If something other than the administrator SSO user was used for the service account, then the procedure outlined below is required to be followed to restore the configuration.
Both the Service Account username and password will need to be updated in the tcf-manager. Note: If the administrator SSO user was used these steps are not required.
To update the Service Account username, follow this procedure:
1. Run the following command:
docker exec -it tcf-manager /bin/bash
2. Change directory to /opt/vmare/tcf/rest_api/ and backup the file
3. Edit and update the username in line number 38
vc_sso_username = parser.getVcSsoUsername(central_site_mgmt_domain)
vc_sso_username = “username”
To update the Service Account Password follow this procedure:
1. Change directory to /opt/vmware/tcf/ and backup the file
2. Edit and go to line number 1167 to update the password:
post_body = {"username": self.username, "password": self.password}
post_body = {"username": self.username, "password": “password” }
3. Issue the following command:
docker restart tcf-manager


vmware-tcf-manager_patch_1.0.tar get_app