Validating VMware Aria Automation SaaS Cloud Proxy health
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Validating VMware Aria Automation SaaS Cloud Proxy health


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VMware Aria Suite


The goal of this article is to list the suggested steps in order to validate the health of a VMware Aria Automation SaaS Cloud Proxy.
Cloud Proxies allow for the creation of Cloud Accounts connecting to endpoints such as:
  • vCenter
  • NSX-T
  • Ansible
  • Ansible Tower
  • Puppet
  • Red Hat OpenShift
  • VMware Enterprise PKS (Private Cloud)



  1. Validating services and appliance health

    1. Command line:
      docker ps 
      sh /data-collector-status --docker
      sh /data-collector-status –traceroute
      • Suggestions: sh /data-collector-status –traceroute indicates that a data collector is not able to access one of the URLs. Validate your internet connectivity and firewall configuration.
    2. You may also retrieve the proxy status from the UI by going to Assembler > Infrastructure > Connections > Cloud Proxy. Select your Cloud proxy, then select Status and then click on EXECUTE.
  2. Validating Disk space

    1. Run the following command on the appliance when logged in with the root user through an SSH session: df -hi
      1. At least 20% of the available disk space is required on all partitions. If there are any partitions under 20%, find the files that are consuming the most space by running the following command:
        find ID1 -size +100M -exec du -h {} \; | less
Note: Where ID1 is the name of the partition.
find / -size +100M -exec du -h {} \; | less
find /data1 -size +100M -exec du -h {} \; | less
find /boot -size +100M -exec du -h {} \; | less
find /dev -size +100M -exec du -h {} \; | less
Note: If there are old log bundles, database dumps, or *.hprof files consuming space, they can be safely deleted. The log bundles are usually located in /root/log-bundle-directory.
  1. Validating DNS

    1. Run the following commands on the appliance:
      nslookup $( ifconfig | grep -A 1 'eth0' | tail -1 | cut -d ':' -f 2 | cut -d ' ' -f 1)
      nslookup $( uname -n)
Note: The DNS record must use Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDNs), no short name. A single A record and a single PTR record is required.
  1. Restarting

    1. UI: You may restart the proxy from VMware Aria Automation Assembler UI, navigating to Assembler > Infrastructure > Connections > Cloud Proxy, select Reboot and then click on EXECUTE.
    2. vCenter Guest OS initiated shutdown: Login to vCenter and find the Cloud Proxy virtual machine. Right click on the VM and navigate to Actions > Power > Shut Down Guest OS.
  2. Log bundle creation

    sh /generate-log-bundle
  3. Log Locations

Log Location
Proxy service
Registration Status
Orchestrator agent logs
ABX agent logs
Pipelines agent
Blueprint agent
CMX agent
SDDC agent
Migration agent
  1. Updates / Upgrade

  • Container images are updated automatically.
  • You may check for a pending upgrade for the appliance by navigating to Assembly > Infrastructure > Connections > Cloud Proxies. Select Check for upgrades and then click on EXECUTE. If there is a pending upgrade the UI will provide you an option to upgrade the appliance.
  1. Configure a web proxy

    1. Run the following command for additional information:
/configure-network-proxy --help
  1. If the web proxy is an SSL Proxy, you must add the root certificate of the SSL Proxy to the trust store of the Cloud Proxy.
/usr/java/jre-vmware/bin/keytool -import -trustcacerts -keystore /usr/java/jre-vmware/lib/security/cacerts -storepass changeit -alias <CERT_NAME_ALIAS> -import -file <Path to certificate> -noprompt
  1. Restart the proxy client:
systemctl restart rdc-proxy
  1. Best practices

    1. VMware Virtual Appliances and customizations to operating system and included packages is not supported.
    2. Suppress the auto-update of Automation Orchestrator for VMware Aria Automation SaaS extensibility proxy.