Verify the Cloud Management Platform load balancer after you perform a software maintenance operation in the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC).

About this task

After you patch, update, restore, failover, or failback the vRealize Automation and vRealize Business for Cloud VMs, verify the load balancing of the cluster.

The NSX Edge services gateway on which you perform the verification is determined by the type of maintenance operation and its location. 

  • If you perform an update, patch or restore of the Cloud Management Platform, you verify load balancing of the sfo01m01lb01 or lax01m01lb01 NSX Edge services gateway respectively of the regions where operation occurred.

  • If you perform a failover(DR) to Region B, you verify load balancing of the lax01m01lb01 NSX Edge services gateway.

  • If you perform a failback(DR) to Region A, you verify load balancing of the sfo01m01lb01 NSX Edge services gateway.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Management vCenter Server using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to the following URL.

      Region

      Operation Type

      Management vCenter Server URL

      Region A

      Update, patch, failback or restore

      https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client

      Region B

      Failover

      https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client

    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Verify the pool configuration by examining the pool statistics that reflect the status of the components behind the load balancer.
    1. From the Home menu, select Networking & Security.
    2. In the Navigator, click NSX Edges and select the IP address of the NSX Manager from the NSX Manager drop-down menu at the top of the NSX Edges page.

      Operation Type

      NSX Manager

      Update, patch, failback or restore

      172.16.11.65

      Failover

      172.17.11.65

    3. On the NSX Edges page, double-click the NSX edge.

      Operation Type

      NSX Edge Services Gateway

      Update, patch, failback or restore

      sfo01m01lb01

      Failover

      lax01m01lb01

    4. On the Load Balancer page, click Pools and click Show Pool Statistics.
    5. In the Pool and Member Status table that drops down, select the following vRealize Automation pools, and verify that the status of the pool is UP and the status of all members is UP, except for vra01ims01b.

      Pool Name

      Member Name

      IP address

      Status

      vra-svr-443

      vra01svr01a

      192.168.11.51

      UP

      vra01svr01b

      192.168.11.52

      UP

      vra-iws-443

      vra01iws01a

      192.168.11.54

      UP

      vra01iws01b

      192.168.11.55

      UP

      vra-ims-443

      vra01ims01a

      192.168.11.57

      UP

      vra01ims01b

      192.168.11.58

      DOWN

      vra-vro-8283

      vra01svr01a

      192.168.11.51

      UP

      vra01svr01b

      192.168.11.52

      UP

      vra-svr-8444 

      vra01svr01a

      192.168.11.51

      UP

      vra01svr01b

      192.168.11.52

      UP