What would cause the remediation to fail?

An administrator is using Update Manager 5.x to update virtual appliances in a vSphere environment. The environment is using the vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA).

What would cause the remediation to fail?

A.
Updating of the appliance can only be done if the vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) has been put into Maintenance Mode.

B.
Remediation must be configured on the Appliance Administration page before use.

C.
Remediation of the vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) with Update Manager is not supported.

D.
Remediation requires the hosts to be connected to vCenter using an IPv4 address.

14 Comments on “What would cause the remediation to fail?

    1. Kid A says:

      I don’t think it is C. The question is tricky. The question isn’t asking if you want to update the VCSA. So while C is a true statement, it isn’t the answer the question is looking for.

      The question is looking for why would updating a virtual appliance fail?

      I think the trick to this question lies here:

      http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.update_manager.doc%2FGUID-46B7F8AE-BFDC-4C42-9E75-B80D71423B6D.html

      “If a host is connected to vCenter Server by using an IPv6 address, you cannot scan and remediate virtual machines and virtual appliances that run on the host”

      So, it is another round a bout tricky VMware question not intended to test your knowledge, but to trick you.

      A simpler question would have indicated the hosts were using an IPv6 address, and therefore would not remediate.

        1. Rob says:

          i definatly agree with Kid A the answer should be D being that the question does not state to upgrade the vCSA itself

  1. Tony says:

    Both C and D are correct statements, just more BS coming from VMWare

    “If a host is connected to vCenter Server by using an IPv6 address, you cannot scan and remediate virtual machines and virtual appliances that run on the host.

    Remediation of VMware vCenter Server Appliance is not supported. For more information about upgrading the virtual appliance, see the vCenter Server upgrade documentation.”

  2. VCP_Study says:

    I agree, vCSA doesn’t support IPv6, so the answer should be C, however, almost EVERY brain dump, study guide, etc says the answer is D. So I wonder what they expect on the test….

  3. vcp510 says:

    I pull out most horrifying questions from VCP-510.
    Mind blowing questions and my answers below:

    1162 – B or C
    1336 – D and B or A
    1506 – D and C or A
    1488 – A
    1474 – A or C
    1467 – A or B or D
    1343 – C or D
    1549 – A or C or D
    1461 – ?
    371 – A or D

    Please post your answers in proper comments section under the questions.

  4. vcp510 says:

    They say appliances and the only one which they inform us about is vCSA. But vCSA doesn’t support IPv6. So basing on what we get, we dont know there are other appliances beside vCSA so i put on C not B.

    Guys please comment other poorly worded questions. I study a lot and work with this technology but still this questions are messy for me:

    1467 – A or B or D
    1506 – D and C or A
    1549 – A or C or D
    818 – A and D
    1162 – B or C
    1336 – D and B or A
    1488 – A
    1474 – A or C
    1461 – ?
    179 – BD?
    705 – DB?
    563 – AD?
    1237 – BD?
    371 – A or D

  5. Budzi says:

    So I am not sure that D is correct. If I recall correctly, you can use FQDN instead of IPv4 to connect the hosts and the remediation should work. It won’t work if you use IPv6 but it does not “require” IPv4 as stated in answer D (you can use FQDN). So I would choose C, as this is correct 100%.

  6. Stef says:

    Qoute VUM Guide 5.1
    “Update Manager 5.x supports remediation of virtual appliances and vApps created with VMware Studio 2.0 and later.
    During remediation, virtual appliances must be able to connect to the Update Manager server. Ensure that the proxy configuration of virtual appliances lets them connect to the Update Manager server”
    None of this is helping.
    The VCSA however comes with a means using its https://:5480 page , in there there is an Update TAB, there you are redirected to the direct VMware url of your appliance (or reference your CDrom drive). For the upgrade you’d need a key.
    My tendancy tends to say C too. I know VMWare questions are tricky but D is 2 booby traps in a row


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