Oct 23, 2020

We have an issue with performance tests not being executed.
vCenter 7.0.1 with 8 hosts on 7.0.1 as well. 18 datastores on iSER connectivity.
Config validation is successful but it immediately states "Test Completed". However, no test was actually run.
I have not found any errors in the logs.

We initially started with 72 VMs on the 18 datastores, but scaled down to 1 VM on 1 host and 1 datastore. But same result unfortunately.

Any ideas?

Nov 14, 2020

found a workaround? can see the same.

Nov 14, 2020

Yeah, see the above post from Chen Wei on Oct. 23, regarding non-vSAN testers. It worked as a charm :)

Oct 23, 2020
Oct 23, 2020

Sorry forgot - running HCIBench 2.5.0

Oct 04, 2020

Anyone seen this error on OVF deployment failure (vSphere 7)?

Provider method implementation threw unexpected exception: com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.OperationNotFound: OperationNotFound (com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.operation_not_found) => {
messages = [LocalizableMessage (com.vmware.vapi.std.localizable_message) => {
id = vapi.method.input.invalid.interface,
defaultMessage = Cannot find service 'com.vmware.appliance.networking.no_proxy'.,
args = [com.vmware.appliance.networking.no_proxy],
params = <null>,
localized = <null>
data = <null>,

Oct 06, 2020

It turns out this was caused by an issue in vCenter (services not running).

Sep 22, 2020

Hi Team

I am having following error
checking existing VMs
Deployement Started
[ERROR] IP Assignment or Accessible Failed
Testing failed, For details plase Find Logs in /opt/autamation/logs

PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
From icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable

Can you please help

ESXI-MGMT and VSAN are configured as LAG interfaces, so i need to make any change for same.

Sep 30, 2020

did you specify the same portgroup for guest VMs which assigned to HCIBench "VM Network"? if you did, did you pass pre-validation? thinking your underlying vlan has connectivity issue.

Sep 23, 2020

This error is usually a good indicator there is an underlying network problem. HCIBench does not require anything other than reliable network(s) with unrestricted communication between the hosts. Using LAG shouldn't be a problem and this would be completely transparent to HCIBench. However, LAGs introduce additional complexity where a mis-configuration could result in intermittent problems.

- Are all the test VM unreachable, or only a subset? If it's a subset, is there a pattern (host, rack, ...)?
- Create a pair of VM to test connectivity between every pair of hosts on the portrgoups used by HCIBench. If may be necessary to use different IP and MAC addressed depending on the LAG hash algorithm.

Sep 09, 2020

2020-09-09 22:55:18 -0700: Validating Fio binary and the workload profiles...
2020-09-09 22:55:19 -0700: Validating VC IP and Credential...
2020-09-09 22:55:20 -0700: VC IP and Credential Validated
2020-09-09 22:55:20 -0700: Validating Datacenter Data-center...
2020-09-09 22:55:20 -0700: Datacenter Data-center Validated
2020-09-09 22:55:20 -0700: Validating Cluster Cluster...
2020-09-09 22:55:21 -0700: Cluster Cluster Validated
2020-09-09 22:55:22 -0700: Cluster Cluster has DRS mode: disabled
2020-09-09 22:55:23 -0700: Validating If Any Hosts in Cluster Cluster is in Maintainance Mode...
2020-09-09 22:55:25 -0700: All the Hosts in Cluster Cluster are not in Maitainance Mode
2020-09-09 22:55:25 -0700: Validating Network VM Network...
2020-09-09 22:55:27 -0700: Network VM Network Validated
2020-09-09 22:55:27 -0700: Checking If Network VM Network is accessible from all the hosts of Cluster...
2020-09-09 22:55:28 -0700: Network VM Network is accessible from host
2020-09-09 22:55:28 -0700: Network VM Network is accessible from all the hosts of Cluster
2020-09-09 22:55:28 -0700: Validating Type of Network VM Network...
2020-09-09 22:55:29 -0700: Network VM Network Type is Network
2020-09-09 22:55:30 -0700: Datastore Datastore-ILDC Validated
2020-09-09 22:55:30 -0700: Checking Datastore Datastore-ILDC type...
2020-09-09 22:55:31 -0700: Getting Datastore Datastore-ILDC id
2020-09-09 22:55:32 -0700: Datastore Datastore-ILDC type is VMFS
2020-09-09 22:55:32 -0700: Checking If Datastore Datastore-ILDC is accessible from all the hosts of Cluster...
2020-09-09 22:55:33 -0700: Datastore Datastore-ILDC is accessible from host
2020-09-09 22:55:33 -0700: Datastore Datastore-ILDC is accessible from all the hosts of Cluster
2020-09-09 22:55:34 -0700: Validating cluster inter-connectivity...
/opt/automation/lib/pre-validation.rb:440:in `validate_vc_info': undefined method `[]' for false:FalseClass (NoMethodError)
from /opt/automation/lib/pre-validation.rb:677:in `

Am I missing something .. This is the first run on a newly setup ESXi,Vcenter ,HCIbench controller

Sep 17, 2020

sorry we are busy with vmworld, did not get chance to reply back sooner.

you have a single esxi cluster?
could you
ssh into hcibench and run
rvc "USERNAME:PASSWORD"@VCIP to enter rvc, then
and run
what 'hosts/*/vms/hci-tvm-*'
paste me the result?