Validate the operational status of the vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server and the IaaS Manager Service nodes after you perform a software maintenance operation in the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC).

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

  • VM provisioning service (VMPS) of the IaaS Manager Service nodes

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

IaaS Nodes

FQDN

URL

IaaS Web Server Virtual IP (VIP)

vra01iws01.rainpole.local

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

IaaS Web Server A

vra01iws01a.rainpole.local

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

IaaS Web Server B

vra01iws01b.rainpole.local

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

IaaS Manager Service Virtual IP (VIP)

vra01ims01.rainpole.local

https://vra01ims01.rainpole.local/VMPS

IaaS Manager Service A

vra01ims01a.rainpole.local

https://vra01ims01a.rainpole.local/VMPS

IaaS Manager Service B

vra01ims01b.rainpole.local

https://vra01ims01b.rainpole.local/VMPS

Procedure

  1. Verify the Web Services API at the VIP address of the IaaS Web Server Nodes.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://vra01iws01.rainpole.local/WAPI/api/status.
    2. In the XML response verify the following.
      <ServiceInitializationStatus>REGISTERED</ServiceInitializationStatus>
    3. Repeat the steps for the individual IaaS Web Server nodes.

    Node

    URL

    IaaS Web Server A

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

    IaaS Web Server B

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

  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. Open a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connection to the virtual machine vra01iws01a.rainpole.local
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      Administrator

      Password

      local_administrator_pwd

    3. Open a command prompt and run the following command to stop the World Wide Web Publishing Services.
      net stop w3svc
    4. Open a Web browser and go to IaaS Web Server VIP address https://vra01iws01.rainpole.local/WAPI/api/status and verify that the service registry status page loads.
    5. Back in the command prompt, run the following command to start the World Wide Web Publishing Services.
      net start w3svc
    6. Repeat the step for the other IaaS Web Server vra01iws01b.rainpole.local to verify that the load balancer redirects the traffic.
  3. Verify the VM provisioning service (VMPS) of the IaaS Manager Service nodes.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://vra01ims01.rainpole.local/VMPS.
    2. Verify that the ProvisionService Service page is returned.
    3. Repeat the steps for vra01ims01a.rainpole.local.
      Note:

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