If the server for your Manager Service or load balancer fails, a system administrator restores the Manager Service and reconfigures the load balancer if host names change.

About this task

If the server for your Manager Service or load balancer fails, you can restore it by reinstalling. If you rename the server or load balancer, you must edit the configuration files for components not being restored so that they use the new hostname.

Procedure

  1. Reinstall all applicable Manager Service machines.
    1. Verify that the fully qualified domain names (FQDNs) for databases are correct for the restore location.
    2. Verify that the FQDN for the Manager Server, not the load balancer, matches the FQDN for the local host.
    3. Verify that the passphrase is the same as the one used in the original installation.
  2. If the Manager Service hostname or load balancer hostname has changed, update all DEM configuration files.
    1. On the server that hosts the agent or DEM, open the DynamicOps.DEM.exe.config file in an editor.

      The file location is as follows, where DEO is the name of the Distributed Execution Manager Orchestrator for the Distributed Execution Manager Worker.

      C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\Distributed Execution Manager\DEO Name\DynamicOps.DEO.exe.config

    2. Locate the endpoint element and change the value of the address attribute to the new Manager Service or Manager Service Load Balancer hostname.

      For example, address="https://MSHostName.domain.name/VMPS.

    3. Repeat this step for each agent or DEM in your deployment.
  3. If the Manager Service hostname or load balancer hostname has changed, update all agent configuration files.
    1. On the server that hosts the agent, open the DynamicOps.DEM.exe.config file in an editor.

      The file location is as follows, where DEO is the name of the Distributed Execution Manager Orchestrator for the Distributed Execution Manager Worker.

      C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\Agents\Agent Name\DynamicOps.Agent Name.exe.config

    2. Locate the endpoint element and change the value of the address attribute to the new Manager Service or Manager Service Load Balancer hostname.

      For example: address="https://MSHostName.domain.name/VMPS

    3. Repeat this step for each agent in your deployment.
  4. For every ManagerService.exe.config file, restart the service.

What to do next

Reinstall the DEM Orchestrator and the DEM Workers