Configuring the VMware Automated Reconciliation task
The VMware Automated Reconciliation task performs the following activities:
- Identifies the suspected duplicates of vCenter systems in an entity catalog that is shared by vCenter ETLs
- Identifies the suspected VM clones within the same ETL
- Reconciles the vCenter duplicates that are marked for reconciliation
This task automatically runs at the scheduled execution time. By default, the VMware Automated Reconciliation task is scheduled to be run daily. You can configure the schedule to automatically run this task according to your requirement. In addition, you can manually run the VMware Automated Reconciliation task in any one of the following ways:
- Manually run this task from the Administration > ETL & SYSTEM TASKS > System tasks. For more information, see Run configuration.
- Run reconciliation to execute this task from the Suspected duplicate systems page or Suspected cloned systems page. For more information, see .
When this task detects suspected duplicates or clones, the BCO_TASK_WARN305 is displayed in the Administration > SYSTEM > Diagnostic alerts. For more details, see Viewing diagnostic alerts and Error codes.
To configure a VMware Automated Reconciliation task
- Select Administration > ETL & SYSTEM TASKS > System tasks.
The System tasks page lists all the system tasks that have been added.
In the System tasks table, in the Name column, click VMware Automated Reconciliation task.
The VMware Automated Reconciliation task page is displayed.
TipClickin the Type column, type VMware automated reconciliation in the Type field and then click to display the VMware automated reconciliation task.
- In the Run configurations table, from the Name column, select the configuration you want to edit and click
The Edit run configuration<name> page opens. .
Edit the properties in each tab as described below:
Properties marked with a '' are available only in the Advanced mode. To access the Advanced mode, click the Advanced button at the bottom-right of the Edit run configuration<name> page.
General configuration tab
In addition to general settings such as name, environment and so on, you can edit the following properties:
Name Type the name of the run configuration. Deploy status Select whether you want to execute the task in a Production or Test environment. Description Type a description of the task.
Scheduling options tab
Set advanced schedule configuration options. This tab is available only in the Advanced mode.
Select the time of the day when the task is scheduled to run.
Day of week mask
Select the day of the week on which to schedule the task.
Day of month mask
Select the day of the month on which to schedule the task.
Apply mask validation
Select if you want to mask the validation, or not.
Execute after time
Specify the time period after which to execute the task.
Select if you want to enqueue the task, if other tasks are being executed at the same time.
VMware Entity Reconciler tab
Customize lookup options by setting the following parameters:
Lookup fields used in migration duplicate detection Select the lookup fields to be used for identifying duplicates created in an entity catalog due to vCenter migration. You can use any combination of the NAME, HOSTNAME and UUID fields for identifying duplicates.
By default, all three lookup fields are selected.
Lookup fields used in clones duplicate detection Select the fields to be used for identifying duplicates created in an entity catalog due to cloning of VMs in the same vCenter. You can use any combination of the NAME, HOSTNAME and UUID fields for identifying duplicates.
By default, NAME and HOSTNAME fields are selected.
Entity name blacklist Type the regular expression to perform match with the pattern used for the entity name. The entities that use the matching pattern are blacklisted (not considered) when the VMware Automated Reconciliation task is executed to identify the duplicates. Execution parallelism Type the number of system pairs that can be reconciled in parallel.