i set up a test environment for Avamar 5.0 AVE. install the vcenter client succeed, then i add virtual machine clients.
when i right click the vcenter domain, select "import multiple clients", the error is:
An error occured retrieving virtual machines. please ensure that the connection to the vcenter is active and try again, check whether the vcenter connection information is correct.
but in service Administration tab, i see the vmware vcenter connection monitor, the status is All connections ok.
anybody have similar issue? i also see a question mark on the vcenter client under vcenter domain.
The first 2 things I would look at would be the account you are using for Avamar to log into VCenter. make sure it is an admin for VCenter.
The other is make sure you have told Avamar to ignore the certificate validation process of the vcenter agent.
It is only supported with vCenter 4.
This is covered in the Avamar 5.0 Adminstration Guide page 456.
Next make sure you have the vCenter client configured within Avamar (page 465) This is where you put in the account with administrative access to vCenter.
Do you know if I have to install the avamar agent on the vcenter host to backup the VM's?
My vcenter host is with a question mark and I dont know if this is correct.
You do not have to install an agent on the VCenter host.
The question mark next to the Vcenter host is expected. You should see a domain just underneath called "VirtualMachines" You will find the VMs to backup in here.
There is some known issues if you are running Avamar version v188.8.131.529 or lower
1. Datcenters nested in folders
2. .vmx and dc's in sub-folders
If you have either of these issues above create a case with support and request hotfix 17760 or create a case and request an upgrade to service pack 1
I had the same error and just restarted vCenter service in Avamar Administration - Services Administration.
I guess it was caused after upgrade my ESXi hosts. Backup was performed correctly but couldn't add a new client to Avamar.