VMware Horizon Application Manager – Cannot initialize property ‘vami.netm- ask0.service -va’

Scenario 
I am doing a PoC of Horizon Application Manager. Downloaded the 2 components (OVF format) – service-va-.5.2.0-885307_OVF10 (Application Manager/Operator web interface)connector-1.5.2.0-893483_OVF10 (Connector)
First thing is to import & deploy the Application Manager OVF which is named service-va by default in vCenter. Once installed, and when I power On the virtual appliance it throws the below error:
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Error in vCenter Tasks tab:
Power On virtual machine service-va Cannot  initialize  property  ‘vami.netm- ask0.service -va’.  Network ‘VM  Network’  has no  associated  network  protocol  profile. System vcenter.domain.com 1/18/2013 2:12:22 AM 1/18/2013 2:12:22 AM 1/18/2013 2:12:25 AM
Cause:
This happens when you do  not configure IP Pools under Datacenter in vCenter inventory. Application Manager OVF format pre-requisite is to have all assigned networks associated with an IP Pool. During the importing of the OVF you may come across the below screen with comments in Red if you do not have IP pool created for the assigned network.
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How to create an IP Pool:
1) In vCenter inventory, click your Datacenter under which your Horizon Application Manager is deployed.
2) Go to the “IP Pools” tab
3) Click “Add”
 
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Fill out the details:
IP pool Name: (mandatory, specify as per your logic)
IPv4 tab
Subnet: (You may use Subnet Calculator if you are not sure)
Gateway:
Enable IP pool: (tick this if needed in your environment)
DNS tab
Enter your DNS domain name (FQDN/name server)
IPv4 DNS server: (IP or FQDN of your DNS server)
Fill in other details as per your environment if needed.
Rest of the options such as Enable IP Pool or tabs – leave them as-is for now. All the OVF checks if there is IP pool associated with the assigned network. 
 
NOTE: In my lab, I did not had to enable IP Pool since I was using the entire subnet so no specific range was not needed. But you may have to enable IP pool if you’re allowed to use only a certain range in the subnet. So make change accordingly. Similar post by Duncan for vCOps – http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2012/02/02/creating-an-ip-pool-for-vc-ops/ with minor difference such as Associations value(s)
 
More to follow as I make a progress around Horizon Application Manager, ThinApp integration etc.
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Predominantly based around Virtualization, but will include other technology related information and anything else I find interesting and feel the need to share with you. I also use this Blog as both a place to store useful information that I think that will come in handy to me at some point in the future, and also a place to help aid my learning. I find a great way to learn about something is to research about it and then write it up in my own words. I'm Pushpal Ray, from India. As a certified VCP3/4/5 professional, I am currently working as an Independent Consultant. Over 10 years of IT-industry experience, currently focused around the Desktop Virtualization(End-User Computing). I also have extensive experience in Windows Administration, Datacenter Migration, Workload profiling & benchmarking. At my leisure, I enjoy hiking, running, photography, spend hours in my fav coffee shop & spend quality time with my wife. Occasionally, catch up with few friends for a drink!
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One Response to VMware Horizon Application Manager – Cannot initialize property ‘vami.netm- ask0.service -va’

  1. Thanks for this. I had to do one additional step of going to the Associations tab and selecting the port group i was using.

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