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LCM Dark Site issues on Windows server

  • 25 April 2024
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I have installed IIS on Windows servers, performed LCM framework in 2 phases for version 2.7 and after that was able to set LCM to use Dark site and to point to my IIS web server http;//MyIP/release. That allowed my to run inventory. However I can’t update any other component. I have downloaded LCM packages for AOS, foundation, FLOW, etc extracted with proper WinZip version or embedded tar. Have correct folders structure as per LCM Dark Site guide, but still LCM do not see any component for upgrade. What else I can do?

And for sure for example my AOS and AHV requires update. Permissions checked, MIME types checked. CVMs and PC can talk to web server. Compatibility bundle has been extracted and copied to root folder /release. Don’t know what else might be the problem. Most likely something silly. Please help. And just FYI, direct upload to PE is not an option for me. I have many clusters in DarkSite and need to use web server as a repository.


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Hey Lukasz,

I once used IIS for a dark site and gave up in the  end from weirdness so it’d be good to get this working :) 

If you browse to http://ip/release can you browse down through each of the folders in a browser?

It might be worth looking at the access log so you can see what the cvm’s are hitting as they iterate through the index listings - might find a 404 or 403 in there.

Cheers,

Kim

 

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Hello,

 

Yes I can browse down in my browser. That is working fine. Can you share me the location of the access.log

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Hi there,

 

Aha, the access log will be on IIS so somewhere under c:\inetpub\ - probably %SystemDrive%\inetpub\logs\LogFiles 

 

This’ll give us some good info on what is asking for which files.

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For some reason solution start to work. And I do not know now what has changed, as it was not working for the past few days..

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Ah technology :) 

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I know it is already working but here is a handy blogpost showing howto do it on IIS: https://next.nutanix.com/installation-configuration-23/how-to-configure-a-web-server-for-lcm-dark-site-on-a-windows-server-38044

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I know it is already working but here is a handy blogpost showing howto do it on IIS: https://next.nutanix.com/installation-configuration-23/how-to-configure-a-web-server-for-lcm-dark-site-on-a-windows-server-38044

Thank you. I have seen it but it was not working when folowing those steps. But now it is, so not sure what was wrong.

I learned at a training for NCI cert that when you unpack the files they should be “unzipped” with WinZip and not ex. 7Zip… Something doesn’t work if you are using 7zip. 
Perhaps that’s what happened here…. just a guess

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I learned at a training for NCI cert that when you unpack the files they should be “unzipped” with WinZip and not ex. 7Zip… Something doesn’t work if you are using 7zip. 
Perhaps that’s what happened here…. just a guess

Seen that also in KB, but it started to work without changing the tool for unziping. But thanks for trying.

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