Validate the functionality of the vCenter Server instances in Region A and Region B.

About this task

Start with the Management vCenter Server instance in Region A.

Table 1. vCenter Server Instances in the Environment

Region

Cluster

vCenter Server FQDN

VAMI

vSphere Web Client

Region A

Management

mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

https:/fqdn:5480

https://fqdn/vsphere-client

Shared edge and compute

comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

https://fqdn:5480

https://fqdn/vsphere-client

Region B

Management

mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

https://fqdn:5480

https://fqdn/vsphere-client

Shared edge and compute

comp01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

https://fqdn:5480

https://fqdn/vsphere-client

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Management vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. On the Summary page, under Health Status, verify that the Overall Health is Good.
  3. If you have performed a patch or update, verify the version of the vCenter Server instance.
    1. In the Navigator, click Update.
    2. On the Update page, verify that the Product Version is correct.  




  4. Verify that all vCenter Server services are available and running.
    1. Open an SSH connection to the virtual machine mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      mgmtvc_root_password

    3. Run the following command to list the vCenter Server services.
      service-control --list
    4. Verify that the following services are listed.
      • vmware-imagebuilder

      • vmware-cm

      • vmware-vpxd

      • vmware-sps

      • applmgmt

      • vmware-statsmonitor

      • vmware-rhttpproxy

      • vmware-vapi-endpoint

      • lwsmd

      • vmafdd

      • vmware-vsm

      • vmonapi

      • vmware-perfcharts

      • vmware-updatemgr

      • vmware-vmon

      • vmware-vsan-health

      • vsphere-client

      • vmware-vpostgres

      • vmware-eam

      • vmcam

      • vmware-mbcs

      • vmware-vcha

      • vsphere-ui

      • vmware-content-library

      • vmware-sca

      • vmware-netdumper

      • vmware-vpxd-svcs

      • vmware-rbd-watchdog





    5. Run the following command to view the current status of the vCenter Server services and verify that status of all services is Running.
      service-control --status




  5. Verify the connection between the vCenter Server instance and the Platform Services Controller by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

    3. From the Home menu, select Hosts and Clusters.
    4. In the Navigator, verify that all four vCenter Server instances are present in the list.

      This operation validates that the Enhanced Linked Mode is intact and active for all vCenter Server instances.

  6. Verify the vMotion functionality.
    1. Navigate to Home > Hosts and Clusters.
    2. Right-click the mgmt01esx01 host and select Maintenance Mode > Enter Maintenance Mode.
    3. Verify that the VMs from this host migrate to the other host in the cluster.
    4. Right-click the mgmt01esx01 host and select Maintenance Mode > Exit Maintenance Mode.
    5. Repeat this step for the other clusters in the environment.
  7. Verify vSAN health with proactive health checks by creating a simple VM on every ESXi host in the vSAN cluster.
    1. Navigate to Home > Hosts and Clusters and select the SFO01-Mgmt01 cluster.
    2. Click the Monitor tab, click Virtual SAN and select Proactive Tests.
    3. Under Proactive Tests, select VM creation test and click the Run Test Now icon.




    4. In the Run VM creation test dialog box, click Yes.
    5. After the test completes, verify that the VM Creation test-details table shows Success status for all hosts in the cluster.




  8. Verify the certificate of the vCenter Server instance.
    1. In your Web browser address bar, click the Padlock icon and view the details for the certificate.
    2. Verify that the certificate is valid.




  9. Repeat the procedure for the remaining vCenter Server instances in Region A and Region B.