Missing library content in vCenter Orchestrator

Every once in a while when i login to my vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) 5.5 appliance, soon to be called vRealize Orchestrator (vRO), i find a lot of the the library content missing so a while back i decided to create a blog post about it when it happens next time. While logging in to my development vCO appliance today i only saw the following library content:

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 15.12.06

In the packages view i only saw the following packages.

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 15.11.55

To restore the original library content including the packages i take the following steps.

  1. log in to the vCO management server http://vCO-ip-addess:8283
  2. Go to the Troubleshooting section available form the left hand panel and click the link Reset current version
    Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 15.13.06
    Click Ok to the confirmation popup
    Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 15.13.20
  3. Go to the Startup Options section available form the left hand panel and click the link Restart service
    Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 15.13.43
  4. Wait until the restart process is finished and login to the vCO appliance and all the library content and packages are back.
    Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 15.22.23Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 15.22.35

That simple:)

I understand this can be caused by my poor vCO appliance management since it runs as a VM on my MacBook meaning a proper shutdown is not that common….

I might create a SR in the future to see if a solution (apart from proper shutdown routines) is available so this can be avoided. If so, i’ll update this blog post.

2 pings

Comments have been disabled.