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vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager license error “Exception while loading DLF”

I was just trying to add a new license in to my vRSLCM (vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager) v8.0.1 instance when I hit upon the following error:

Exception while loading DLF. Check logs for more detail.

Not the most helpful of messages! Of course, the first rule of technology is “turn it off and on again”. After rebooting the vRSLCM appliance I tried again and it worked without issue.

Addressing errors when using vRA 7.4 Guest Agent

Having upgraded my vRA instance in my HomeLab to 7.4 not long after it GA’d, I recently decided to create some nice, new templates as well. You know, latest patches, hardware, basic config etc.

I won’t bore you with exactly how I installed Windows, patched it or configured it. The relevant part of the process to this article was the installation of the vRA Guest Agent and subsequent testing of it.

I already had my vRA blueprint configured; just a simple Windows Server 2012 R2 template that has the vRealize LogInsight agent installed and configured on it automatically as part of the provision process:

Installing the vRA Guest Agent

This is a documented process to install the software agent on a Virtual Machine that is then subsequently turned in to a template. For vRA 7.4, the documentation can be found on VMware’s site:

Install the Guest Agent on a Windows Reference Machine

Prepare a Windows Reference Machine to Support Software

This worked without issue. I shutdown the machine, turned it in to a template and update my blueprint.

Testing the new template

This is where I ran in to an issue. Continue Reading