I have been working with VSAN in the lab recently and had the need to get some deeper stats on the inner operations.

I had upgraded the lab to ESXi 6.0 U1 and vCenter 6.0 U1 and for the life of me couldn’t get the RVC console in the VCSA to work per the VMware KB ↗.

In particular it just wouldn’t log in with this line, even with the correct password:

rvc username@localhost

and this didn’t work either:

rvc administrator@localhost

Then I had a sort of epiphany, what if I append the SSO domain to the start and target it at the localhost?

rvc administrator@vsphere.local@localhost

Sure, it looks janky, but it worked!

VSAN Observer vSphere 6.0 U1

It appears to need the SSO domain (whatever yours is - could obviously be different from the vsphere.local default) appended to the username then target the rvc at localhost.

Hope this helps, had me stumped for a bit for sure!

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