Troubleshooting NSX-T Manager requires a good understanding of the NSX Manager architecture, the list of services running and the log files location.
The NSX Manager is a Ubuntu installed virtual appliance and can be deployed and configured on ESXi/KVM hypervisor hosts.
I am running NSX version 2.2 is installed in my lab environment.
NSX Manager Operating System version:
The lsb_release -a command will show the Ubuntu OS version running on the NSX-T Manager Virtual Machine.
NSX Manager version:
From the nsxcli command line, run the get version command to check the NSX-T version installed on the NSX Manager virtual machine.
We know that the NSX-T manager runs the Ubuntu OS and now lets at those proprietary NSX-T packages installed on NSX-T manager running the Ubuntu OS.
NSX Manager and Debian Packages:
Following are list of NSX-T Manager packages installed on the NSX Manager virtual appliance.
dpkg --list | grep -i nsx
NSX Manager and some important NSX Services
The following list of services are critical to the NSX Manager:
root@sa-nsxmgr-01:~# /etc/init.d/corfu-server status root@sa-nsxmgr-01:~# /etc/init.d/corfu-server-inmem status root@sa-nsxmgr-01:~# /etc/init.d/nsx-cluster-boot-manager status root@sa-nsxmgr-01:~# /etc/init.d/nsx-mpa root@sa-nsxmgr-01:~# /etc/init.d/nsx-mp-api-server status root@sa-nsxmgr-01:~# /etc/init.d/nsx-opsagent-appliance status root@sa-nsxmgr-01:~# /etc/init.d/nsx-platform-client status root@sa-nsxmgr-01:~# /etc/init.d/nsx-ui-service status root@sa-nsxmgr-01:~# /etc/init.d/rabbitmq-server status root@sa-nsxmgr-01:~# /etc/init.d/proton status root@sa-nsxmgr-01:~# /etc/init.d/install-upgrade status root@sa-nsxmgr-01:~# /etc/init.d/cm-inventory status root@sa-nsxmgr-01:~# /etc/init.d/upgrade-coordinator status
By default, the NSX-T manager logs are located in the /var/log directory . Here are some important log messages helps you to troubleshooting NSX-T Manager.
Inside the /var/log directory you will find the following log messages.
We will discuss more about the logs and services in my upcoming blog posts.. Stay tuned.. Thanks for reading.
Please refer to the VMware Documentation for more information on NSX-T Data Center product at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T/index.html
I hope this is informative for you and I thank you for reading.
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