Error – unexpected exception: com.vmware.vapi.std.errors.Unauthenticated

In this article, I will discuss a recent issue encountered during a vCenter SR, where the customer encountered an error while attempting to deploy a VM using OVF. The error screenshot is included below.

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To troubleshoot this issue, the following steps can be taken:

  • Check how many vCenter instances are present in the environment. In this case, there were four VC instances.
  • To check the replication status of the VC instances, run the following command:
/usr/lib/vmware-vmdir/bin/vdcrepadmin -f showpartnerstatus -h localhost -u administrator
  • If the partner change is greater than 0, then the replication needs to be fixed.
  • Once the replication is resolved, the VM can be deployed using OVF.

If you have any doubts or questions while following these steps, please leave a comment, and I will be happy to assist you. If you would like to discuss this topic further, please feel free to contact me on Twitter.

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