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Dec 10, 2020

Is there a way to upgrade the fling to the latest version or does a new appliance have to be deployed when a new version is released.

Dec 10, 2020
Jan 27, 2021

Sorry for the late reply, had to go through internal change process to open firewall to enable access to the site. Once that was completed were were able to update the appliance using the second command listed.
Thanks again for your assistance.

Dec 01, 2020

HCIBench VM stops pinging as we start validate the config

Dec 01, 2020

U might be pinging the ip of eth1 of hcibench?

Please be aware when running validation or testing, the eth1 ip would be changed if choosing to use internal static ip(no dhcp checked)

Jan 31, 2021

Hello, I used version 2.5.2 in the vsan cluster. During verification, the IP address of the management interface of eth0 is not passable and the DHCP function is selected, but the IP address of the virtual machine cannot be obtained. The following error is prompted:
IP Assignment failed or IP not reachable. Thanks!!

Dec 02, 2020

hi im get this error now:
Cluster inter-connectivity validation failed, please check the hcitvm logs in /opt/automation/logs/prevalidation or here to identify the issue

Dec 02, 2020

I would recommend you to download and look at the user manual, we have the network troubleshooting guide in the appendix.

Nov 30, 2020

Hello, I have an issue with performance tests not being executed.
vCenter 7.0U1 with 5 hosts on 7.0U1. 1 diskgroup per host in vSAN. I config easy run to performance testing, and config validation is successful. But it immediately show "Test Completed" after strat test. However, no test was actually run, and there is no error in logs.
I use the latest version of HCIBench(2.5.1). Any idea?

Nov 24, 2020

Hello, I have an issue during the validation

2020-11-24 20:29:37 +0000: Validating cluster inter-connectivity...
no matches for "hosts/*/vms/hci-tvm-*"
2020-11-24 20:31:38 +0000: SSH to client VM failed
2020-11-24 20:31:38 +0000: SSH to client VM failed
2020-11-24 20:31:40 +0000: SSH to client VM failed
2020-11-24 20:31:41 +0000:
2020-11-24 20:31:42 +0000: no matches for "hosts/*/vms/hci-tvm-*"
2020-11-24 20:31:45 +0000: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2020-11-24 20:31:45 +0000: Unable to SSH to hcitvm, please check if your network allow SSH to go through

from the deploy-hcitvm-xxxxxxxxxx.log
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.031 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.031 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.023 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.030 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.038 ms

--- ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 55ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.023/0.030/0.038/0.007 ms
ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection refused

Any idea please why SSH is refused, ?
steps already taken,
ssh to esxi -->OK
rvc to esxis-->OK
thank you for your help

Nov 24, 2020

could you check if all the hci-tvm logs got the same err msg?
also, it seems like is assigned by the DHCP service in the vlan? because docker using the same subnet, so you can either configure a different subnet for guest vms or change the docker default subnet config, to do so:
here are the steps to reconfig docker subnet:

1. SSH into HCIBench, and create file by: vi /etc/docker/daemon.json
2. add lines to the file and save it ( here we change the docker host ip to make sure not using 192.168 for guest vms ip prefix in my case)
3. systemctl restart docker
4. change data source in grafana:
go to http://HCIBench_IP:3000/datasources admin/vmware, edit both graphite and influxdb by changing the ip from to, save and test the datasource, then you should be good.