Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1275913
Smart State Analysis on VMware fails with non-root user with Admin Privileges
Last modified: 2016-06-27 12:23:34 EDT
Description of problem:
Smart state analysis on vmware VMs fails with non-root user having
"Administrator" role - the same role as root has assigned.
- When running SSA as a non-root user (in this case "evm" is the username) I get this:
- Running as root, in the same part of the logs where this happens for evm, I see this:
And then the smart-state analysis continues successfully.
So I’m guessing the Nfcsvc plugin not getting started when running as a non-root user has something to do with the failure.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
vmware vsphere 5.5
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a local user with Administrator privileges on one ESX server
2. Use this user with host (Infrastructure --> Hosts --> --> Configuration --> Edit this host --> Credentials --> Default)
3. Perform the smart state analysis on the VMs
Smart state analysis fails
Fleecing should successful as we are giving administrator privileges
to the non-root user.
Hui Song, Yeah, I just tested with 6.0 VDDK and could perform smart state analysis successfully without non-root (with admin privileges) user.
Question : VDDK 6.0 is supported on cfme 5.4 ? If I remember there were some issues. If it's not supported on cfme 5.4 or lower version at all. We may need to add a big note stating root user required to perform SSA in documentation if its bug in vddk 5.5 side.
CloudForms Management Engine 5.3 supports VDDK 5.5 (VMware-vix-disklib-5.5.0-1284542.x86_64.tar.gz).
CloudForms Management Engine 5.2 supports VDDK 5.5 (VMware-vix-disklib-5.5.0-1284542.x86_64.tar.gz).
CloudForms Management Engine (CFME) 5.1 supports VDDK 1.2.2 (VMware-vix-disklib-1.2.2-702422.x86_64.tar.gz).
Let me know your thoughts please. We can then approach to documentation team.
(In reply to Prasad Mukhedkar from comment #5)
> Question : VDDK 6.0 is supported on cfme 5.4 ? If I remember there were some
> issues. If it's not supported on cfme 5.4 or lower version at all. We may
> need to add a big note stating root user required to perform SSA in
> documentation if its bug in vddk 5.5 side.
I am not really sure if cfme 5.4 supports VDDK 6.0 or not. But I didnt' feel any problems. The real issue here is the version of vmware providers inside of cfme 5.4 should follow the vmware support matrix:
"The VMware policy concerning backward and forward compatibility is for VDDK to support N-2 and N+1 releases. In other words, VDDK 5.5 and all of its update releases support vSphere 5.0, 5.1, and 6.0 (except new features)."
Rich, could you answer the question?
*** Bug 1221706 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***