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How to check HCX appliances status in CLI


If you experience problems in the HCX environment, there are a few tests and health checks you can perform between the appliance nodes.


Please run these steps on your on-prem side.




Step3. Using Central CLI to check HCX appliances status


3-1. Type "ccli" to enable CCLI on VMware HCX Manager


3-2. Type "list" to view a list of VMware HCX nodes (appliances).

You can find out that any appliances is not selected yet.


3-3. Type "go #" where # is the node ID.

As an example of this KB, "0" is HCX-IX、"1" is HCX-NET-EXT.

Type "go 0" first.


3-4. Type "list" to view a list of VMware HCX nodes.

You can find out that HCX-IX is selected now.


3-5. Type "hc -d" to view status of VMware HCX-IX node as below.

You can find out the status of tunnels and service resources and etc.

Sample for HCX-IX: [root@hcx_ent_manager:SM1-IX-I1] hc -d +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Probe HealthChecking +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (vcenter) : 172.16.121.50(443) |-- icmp(success) |-- ssl connection(success) |-- ssl handshake(success) (lookupservice) : 172.16.121.50(7444) |-- icmp(success) |-- ssl connection(success) |-- ssl handshake(success) (SM1-IX-I1-53016ba0-20cb-4146-83c3-d38b30a9b9af) : 172.16.121.151(9443) |-- icmp(success) |-- ssl connection(success) |-- ssl handshake(success) |-- gateway status(success) |-- Appliance System Status: good |-- Peer Site Connectivity: up |-- WANOPT 198.18.0.2 Status: up |-- Tunnel t_0 Status: up , rx 260266, tx 326547 |-- Tunnel t_2 Status: up , rx 456333, tx 321169 |-- Tunnel t_1 Status: up , rx 260480, tx 330410 |-- Tunnel te_0 Status: up , rx 1105305, tx 1106564 (SM1-NE-I1-81bae26e-2de3-47f6-a0e2-9630e0910557) : 172.16.121.152(9443) |-- icmp(success) |-- ssl connection(success) |-- ssl handshake(success) |-- gateway status(success) |-- Appliance System Status: good |-- Peer Site Connectivity: up |-- Tunnel t_1 Status: up , rx 261355, tx 260254 |-- Tunnel t_2 Status: up , rx 260805, tx 261243 |-- Tunnel t_0 Status: up , rx 260760, tx 261336 |-- Tunnel t_3 Status: up , rx 260734, tx 260780 |-- Tunnel t_4 Status: up , rx 260758, tx 260806 |-- Tunnel te_0 Status: up , rx 1432860, tx 1564406 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Node Units HealthChecking +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- [+] systemResource: [-] cpu [*] cpu.idle ............ good [*] cpu.loadAvg ............ good > CPU load average high (1min: 0.090000, 5min: 0.050000, 15min: 0.010000), threshold: 6.400000 [-] memory [*] memory.free ............ good > Free memory (free: 2555580416 bytes, total: 3144695808 bytes) [-] disk [*] disk.root.free ............ good > Free root partition (free: 335876096 bytes, 27% of total) [*] disk.log.free ............ good > Free log partition (free: 510021632 bytes, 92% of total) [*] disk.coredump.free ............ good > Free coredump partition (free: 395269120 bytes, 94% of total) [+] systemService: [-] service.status [*] cgw ............ good > Service cgw is running properly. [*] hbrsrv ............ good > Service hbrsrv is running properly. [*] lwdproxy ............ good > Service lwdproxy is running properly. [*] ntpd ............ good > Service ntpd is running properly. [*] fcron ............ good > Service fcron is running properly. [*] vmtoolsd ............ good > Service vmtoolsd is running properly. [*] watchdog ............ good > Service watchdog is running properly. [*] hamon ............ good > Service hamon is running properly. [*] ipsec ............ good > Service ipsec is running properly. [+] encryptService: [-] encrypt.daemons [*] ipsec ............ good > Service ipsec is running properly. [-] encrypt.tunnels [*] encrypt.configstate ............ good [*] encrypt.tunnelstate ............ good [*] encrypt.tunnelconn.t_0 ............ good > Tunnel t_0 connectivity is UP. [*] encrypt.tunnelconn.t_1 ............ good > Tunnel t_1 connectivity is UP. [*] encrypt.tunnelconn.t_2 ............ good > Tunnel t_2 connectivity is UP. [+] fouService: [-] fou.tunnels [*] fou.tunnelstate.ipip_te_0 ............ good [*] fou.flow.{ 172.16.121.151:4500 --> 44.230.162.55:4500, state: } { 44.230.162.55:4500 --> 172.16.121.151:4500, state: [ASSURED] } ............ good [*] fou.configstate ............ good [*] fou.tunnelstate ............ good

3-6. Type "go 1" second.


3-7. Type "list" to view a list of VMware HCX nodes.

You can find out that HCX-NET-EXT is selected now.


3-8. Type "hc -d" to view status of VMware HCX-NET-EXT node as below.

You can find out the status of tunnels and service resources and etc for HCX-NET-EXT as well.

Sample for HCX-NET-EXT: [root@hcx_ent_manager:SM1-NE-I1] hc -d +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Probe HealthChecking +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (vcenter) : 172.16.121.50(443) |-- icmp(success) |-- ssl connection(success) |-- ssl handshake(success) (lookupservice) : 172.16.121.50(7444) |-- icmp(success) |-- ssl connection(success) |-- ssl handshake(success) (SM1-IX-I1-53016ba0-20cb-4146-83c3-d38b30a9b9af) : 172.16.121.151(9443) |-- icmp(success) |-- ssl connection(success) |-- ssl handshake(success) |-- gateway status(success) |-- Appliance System Status: good |-- Peer Site Connectivity: up |-- WANOPT 198.18.0.2 Status: up |-- Tunnel t_0 Status: up , rx 260128, tx 326375 |-- Tunnel t_1 Status: up , rx 260342, tx 330231 |-- Tunnel te_0 Status: up , rx 1104686, tx 1105945 |-- Tunnel t_2 Status: up , rx 456089, tx 321000 (SM1-NE-I1-81bae26e-2de3-47f6-a0e2-9630e0910557) : 172.16.121.152(9443) |-- icmp(success) |-- ssl connection(success) |-- ssl handshake(success) |-- gateway status(success) |-- Appliance System Status: good |-- Peer Site Connectivity: up |-- Tunnel t_0 Status: up , rx 260617, tx 261192 |-- Tunnel t_2 Status: up , rx 260661, tx 261100 |-- Tunnel t_3 Status: up , rx 260591, tx 260636 |-- Tunnel te_0 Status: up , rx 1432043, tx 1563512 |-- Tunnel t_1 Status: up , rx 261211, tx 260111 |-- Tunnel t_4 Status: up , rx 260614, tx 260662 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Node Units HealthChecking +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- [+] systemResource: [-] cpu [*] cpu.idle ............ good [*] cpu.loadAvg ............ good > CPU load average high (1min: 0.000000, 5min: 0.000000, 15min: 0.000000), threshold: 6.400000 [-] memory [*] memory.free ............ good > Free memory (free: 2563272704 bytes, total: 3144695808 bytes) [-] disk [*] disk.root.free ............ good > Free root partition (free: 352788480 bytes, 29% of total) [*] disk.log.free ............ good > Free log partition (free: 493477888 bytes, 89% of total) [*] disk.coredump.free ............ good > Free coredump partition (free: 372967424 bytes, 88% of total) [+] systemService: [-] service.status [*] cgw ............ good > Service cgw is running properly. [*] hbrsrv ............ good > Service hbrsrv is running properly. [*] lwdproxy ............ good > Service lwdproxy is running properly. [*] ntpd ............ good > Service ntpd is running properly. [*] fcron ............ good > Service fcron is running properly. [*] vmtoolsd ............ good > Service vmtoolsd is running properly. [*] watchdog ............ good > Service watchdog is running properly. [*] hamon ............ good > Service hamon is running properly. [*] ipsec ............ good > Service ipsec is running properly. [+] encryptService: [-] encrypt.daemons [*] ipsec ............ good > Service ipsec is running properly. [-] encrypt.tunnels [*] encrypt.configstate ............ good [*] encrypt.tunnelstate ............ good [*] encrypt.tunnelconn.t_0 ............ good > Tunnel t_0 connectivity is UP. [*] encrypt.tunnelconn.t_1 ............ good > Tunnel t_1 connectivity is UP. [*] encrypt.tunnelconn.t_2 ............ good > Tunnel t_2 connectivity is UP. [*] encrypt.tunnelconn.t_3 ............ good > Tunnel t_3 connectivity is UP. [*] encrypt.tunnelconn.t_4 ............ good > Tunnel t_4 connectivity is UP. [+] fouService: [-] fou.tunnels [*] fou.tunnelstate.ipip_te_0 ............ good [*] fou.flow.{ 172.16.121.152:4500 --> 44.231.99.40:4500, state: } { 44.231.99.40:4500 --> 172.16.121.152:4500, state: [ASSURED] } ............ good [*] fou.configstate ............ good [*] fou.tunnelstate ............ good

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