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vRSLCM deployment is not available

vRSLCM deployment is not available

During one of the recent VCF 3.9.1 deployments I’ve found interesting challenge while trying to deploy vRealize Suite components.

Initially integrated with MyVMware and downloaded a vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager version 2.1 (the only one avaialble to download).

Without paying much attention to the Build Number, which was part of the problem. Even though my vRSLCM was downloaded and properly listed in download history in vRealize Suite tab I was still getting an information that my vRSLCM is not available as follows:

First suspicion went to the build inconsistency, but after doublechecking the Repository there was no vRSLCM with BN 14062628 available at all. BN: 16154511 is a newer build then I thought maybe it was overridden and decided to remove the one I have and check whether it will appear.

In order to remove a bundle from existing repo you need to use cleanup_bundle.py script available on SDDC-Manager – procedure will be described later on in this blog post.

However, it didn’t help – still the only bundle available was pointing to BN 16154511. Then accidentally I bumped into a KB: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/76869 which doesn’t seem to be related however it describes the procedure how to application-prod.properties file which contains the expected vRSLCM expected version to another one.

Using the procedure I changed the version to include BN 16154511, restarted LCM service and apparently it fixed the problem!

Hope it’s going to help not only me 🙂

Cloud builder 4.2 – 502 bad gateway

Cloud builder 4.2 – 502 bad gateway

Cloud Builder in VCF 4.2 has enhanced password requirements.

Thus if you deploy the appliance with a password which doesn’t match those requirements it’s going to be deployed with an error, making it unusable.

While trying to access the GUI you will get “502 Bad Gateway” which is not so meaningful.


Trying to access SSH will fail as well. However, accessing the direct console gives a clear information about the problem.

Based on that there is nothing left than redeploying the appliance.