In a vRealize Automation high availability environment, the Identity Manager can fail to start after the horizon-workspace service is restarted.


The horizon-workspace service cannot start due an error similar to the following:

Error creating bean with name
  'liquibase' defined in class path resource [spring/datastore-wireup.xml]:
  Invocation of init method failed; nested exception is
  liquibase.exception.LockException: Could not acquire change log lock. Currently
  locked by fe80:0:0:0:250:56ff:fea8:7d0c%eth0
  (fe80:0:0:0:250:56ff:fea8:7d0c%eth0) since 10/29/15 


The Identity Manager may fail to start in a high availability environment due to issues with the liquibase data management utility used by vRealize Automation.


  1. Log in to the vRealize Automation appliance as root using ssh.
  2. Run the service horizon-workspace command to stop the horizon-workspace service.
  3. Run the su postgres command to become a postgres user.
  4. Run the command psql vcac.
  5. Set the schema to saas.
  6. Run the following SQL query: "update "databasechangeloglock" set locked=FALSE, lockgranted=NULL, lockedby=NULL where id=1;"
  7. Run the SQL query select * from databasechangeloglock.

    The output should show a value of "f" for locked.

  8. Start the horizon-workspace service using the command service horizon-workspace start.