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vSAN Health Service - vSphere Update Manager - vSAN build recommendation engine health (2150914)

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This article explains the vSphere Update Manager – vSAN build recommendation engine health check in the vSAN Health Service and provides details about why it might report an error.
 
vSAN's build recommendations for Update Manager require that Update Manager is available. The build recommendation engine relies on the VMware Compatibility Guide and VMware release metadata.

Internet connectivity and valid My VMware (my.vmware.com) credentials are required to download and provide build recommendations.

This health check verifies that the vSAN cluster meets all dependencies and the build recommendations are made correctly.

Solution

Q: What does the vSAN Build Recommendation Engine health check do?
 
This health check detects any configuration issues in the vSAN build recommendation engine.
 
Q: What does it mean when it is in an error state?
 
The following issues might be detected by this check.
  • Internet access is unavailable.
    Check and restore Internet connectivity to ensure that release metadata and VMware compatibility information can be updated correctly.
  • vSphere Update Manager is disabled or is not installed.
    Make sure that Update Manager is installed, enabled, and available.
  • vSphere Update Manager (VUM) is not responsive.
    Make sure that the Update Manager is enabled and available.
  • vSAN release metadata is outdated.
    This warning can occur if the vSAN build recommendation engine has lost internet connectivity for an extended time. Check and restore Internet connectivity to refresh the release metadata.
  • my.vmware.com login credentials are not set.
    Log in to my.vmware.com with proper credentials, through the vSphere client or RVC. vSAN system baselines are generated after a few minutes.
  • my.vmware.com authentication failed.
    Log in to my.vmware.com with proper credentials, through the vSphere client or RVC. vSAN system baselines are generated after a few minutes, if necessary.
  • Unexpected vSphere Update Manager (VUM) baseline creation failure.
    Check vsan-health log to view detailed error information.

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