After you perform software maintenance in the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), verify that the IaaS Web Server and the IaaS Manager Service nodes are accessible.

About this task

After you patch, update, upgrade, restore, failover, or failback the vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server nodes and the IaaS Manager Service nodes, verify that the nodes are available by checking that you can access the following points:

  • Web Services API of the IaaS Web Server nodes vra01iws01a.rainpole.local and vra01iws01b.rainpole.local

  • VM provisioning service (VMPS) of the IaaS Manager Service nodes vra01ims01a.rainpole.local and vra01ims01b.rainpole.local.

You access the points over the URLs for the nodes and the URL for the vRealize Automation load balancer.

Procedure

  1. In a Web browser,  go to each of the following URLs and verify the ServiceInitializationStatus of the vRealize Automation IaaS Web server node in the response.

    Node

    URL

    Expected Service Initialization Status

    Virtual IP (VIP)

    https://vra01iws01.rainpole.local/WAPI/api/status

    REGISTERED

    IaaS Web Server 1

    https://vra01iws01a.rainpole.local/WAPI/api/status

    REGISTERED

    IaaS Web Server 2

    https://vra01iws01b.rainpole.local/WAPI/api/status

    REGISTERED





  2. (Optional) Stop the World Wide Web Publishing Services on the IaaS Web Server nodes and open the vCloud Automation Center Web API Web page to verify that the load balancer redirects the traffic to the other IaaS Web Server node.
    1. Log in to the Windows virtual machine vra01iws01a.rainpole.local as an administrator. 
    2. Open a command prompt and run the following command to stop the World Wide Web Publishing Services.
      net stop w3svc
    3. In a Web browser, go to the VIP URL https://vra01iws01.rainpole.local/WAPI/api/status  and verify that the service registry status page loads.
    4. Back in the command prompt, run the following command to start the World Wide Web Publishing Services.
      net start w3svc
    5. Repeat the step for the other IaaS Web Server vra01iws01b.rainpole.local to verify that the load balancer redirects the traffic.
  3. In a Web browser, go to each of the following URLs to open the ProvisionService Service Web page and verify the connection to the IaaS Manager Service VM provisioning service (VMPS).

    You do not verify the vra01ims01b.rainpole.local node because vra01ims01a.rainpole.local and vra01ims01b.rainpole.local are in active-passive mode. 

    Node

    URL

    Virtual IP (VIP)

    https://vra01ims01.rainpole.local/VMPS

    IaaS Manager Service 1

    https://vra01ims01a.rainpole.local/VMPS