vWYNTK: BOSH Part 1 – Introduction

As many of you know, I have worked very closely with the Cloud Foundry team since the beginning. Recently, I decided to deploy a Cloud Foundry instance in my home lab based on the information available on GitHub today. I have deployed Cloud Foundry many times before while in operations at VMware, but never as an outside user. Even with my extensive knowledge of Cloud Foundry, I found the deployment to be challenging given the documentation currently published. As such, I decided to put together some additional information to assist with the process.

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Host is not responding

I was recently deploying a Cloud Foundry instance and was experiencing errors during the deployment. From the several failed deployments, I received the following BOSH error messages:

Error 100: Unable to communicate with the remote host, since it is disconnected.

mysql_node/54: Unable to communicate with the remote host, since it is disconnected.

Error 100: A general system error occurred: Server closed connection after 0 response bytes read; SSL(TCPClientSocket(this=000000000de625e0, state=CONNECTED, _connectSocket=TCP(fd=-1), error=(null)) TCPStreamWin32(socket=TCP(fd=23280) local=10.23.6.17:59642, peer=10.17.0.156:443))

Looking at the events on the ESXi host I saw the following:

Host is not responding

What was causing the issue and how can it be fixed?

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