I’ve been exploring Windows Azure Pack (WAP) the last couple of weeks and ran into many errors – mostly caused by myself and my “trial and error” approach 🙂
One of the issues was registering Service Provider Foundation (SPF) in Service Management Portal. After some searching I found Marc Van Eijk’s – a.k.a. the WAP Guru – blogpost on installing and configuring WAP where he described the process. As he explains you’ll need a local account on your SPF server which is a member of SPF_Admin, SPF_Provider and SPF_VMM.
Since I’ve been installing, testing and deleting my WAP servers multiple times I’ve tried to memorize the process and not follow the guides every time. This caused a few errors or 10, one of which I’ll describe here:
I installed SPF and added then user, but when registering SPF I got this error: There was an error updating System Center Service Provider Foundation.
Since I knew the URL is correct, it was pretty obvious that something is not right with the user, so after checking password was entered correctly I moved on and checked logs on the server hosting the admin site. There I could see the same error – and more info – as in the portal under MgmtSvc-AdminSite eventid 12:
So, remember to check those things not only when installing, but also if you reconfigure those settings!