"openshift-install" fails to connect to vSphere host

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • When running the openshift-installer, uploading the OVA fails with the following error message:

    $ ./openshift-install create cluster --log-level debug
    [..]
    DEBUG vsphereprivate_import_ova.import: Creating...
    DEBUG vsphereprivate_import_ova.import: Still creating... [10s elapsed]
    DEBUG vsphereprivate_import_ova.import: Still creating... [20s elapsed]
    DEBUG vsphereprivate_import_ova.import: Still creating... [30s elapsed]
    DEBUG vsphereprivate_import_ova.import: Still creating... [40s elapsed]
    DEBUG vsphereprivate_import_ova.import: Still creating... [50s elapsed]
    DEBUG vsphereprivate_import_ova.import: Still creating... [1m0s elapsed]
    DEBUG vsphereprivate_import_ova.import: Still creating... [1m10s elapsed]
    DEBUG vsphereprivate_import_ova.import: Still creating... [1m20s elapsed]
    DEBUG vsphereprivate_import_ova.import: Still creating... [1m30s elapsed]
    DEBUG vsphereprivate_import_ova.import: Still creating... [1m40s elapsed]
    DEBUG vsphereprivate_import_ova.import: Still creating... [1m50s elapsed]
    DEBUG vsphereprivate_import_ova.import: Still creating... [2m0s elapsed]
    ERROR
    ERROR Error: failed to upload: Post "https://esxhost.example.com/nfc/1c9db85a-accb-11eb-8529-0242ac130003/disk-0.vmdk": dial tcp 172.0.0.10:443: connect: connection timed out
    ERROR
    ERROR   on ../../../tmp/openshift-install-087721138/main.tf line 43, in resource "vsphereprivate_import_ova" "import":
    ERROR   43: resource "vsphereprivate_import_ova" "import" {
    ERROR
    ERROR
    FATAL failed to fetch Cluster: failed to generate asset "Cluster": failed to create cluster: failed to apply Terraform: failed to complete the change
    

Environment

  • VMware vSphere
  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 4.7

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