VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat - Upgrading vCenter Server 5.0 to 5.1 and vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.4 Update 1 to 6.5 Results in an Error When File Filter Discovery is Run

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Summary

This Knowledge base article provides information about upgrading vCenter Server 5.0 to 5.1 and vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.4 Update 1 to 6.5 that results in an error when file filter discovery is run.


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Symptoms

After upgrading vCenter Server 5.0 to 5.1 and upgrading vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.4 Update 1 to vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.5, when file filter discovery is run, an error occurs and displays an error message similar to the following:

[2012-09-20 10:58:19,875] WARN204013[AMFx Message Listener](com.neverfail.amfx.AMFramework) - Task error output: [SqlServer]: Failed to get the connection string for vim_sqlexp from C:\ProgramData\SqlServerConnections.xml. [2012-09-20 10:58:19,876] INFO204014[AMFx Message Listener](com.neverfail.amfx.AMFramework) - AMFx Info: [SqlServer]:System.IO.IOException: The process cannot access the file 'C:\ProgramData\SqlServerConnections.xml' because it is being used by another process. at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath) at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy) at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy) at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share) at System.Xml.XmlTextWriter..ctor(String filename, Encoding encoding) at System.Xml.XmlDocument.Save(String filename) at SqlServerNFPlugin.x1426749251740f8a.xf15788e7682b48af(String x6ed4ed9ed59eb694, String x916ab12f6e6518fc) at SqlServerNFPlugin.x1426749251740f8a.x3023a716f73c5a96(String x6ed4ed9ed59eb694)

Cause

The new instance that is created by the SQL Express (VIM_SQLEXP) for the Single Sign On fails to create a connection string in the SqlServerConnections.xml file.

Resolution

  1. Delete the SQLServerCopnnections.xml file.
  2. Manually run file filter discovery using the following steps.
    1. Launch the vCenter Server Heartbeat Management Console.
    2. Navigate to Applications: Tasks .
    3. Select the File Filter Discovery task.
    4. Click Run Now .


Applies To

VMware vCenter Server 5.1.x

vCenter Server Heartbeat v6.5.x


Related Information

vCSHB-Ref-2543

KBID-2543

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