PPM Support Tip: Set VMware hostname to RMI_URL and add hostname in Clients' "hosts" file

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When using VMware, set the VMware hostname to RMI_URL and add hostname in "hosts" file of Client Machines.


Issue was the Workbench would not open with an error:
"nested detail:Unable to connect. Either no server is running, or servers that are running are not accepting connections."

The BASE_URL is set to the IP of the Gateway containing the vSphere (where the Vmware Image is placed)

The RMI_URL is set to the IP of the VmWare Image.

When trying to use the IP of the Gateway in the RMI_URL parameter, error starting the node:
"Error while binding RMI. Please make sure that the RMI_URL value in your server.conf file is correct and that the RMI port specified is not already in use. (KNTA-10541)"

This binding error happens when RMI tries to bind something which is different than any localhost address or interface that exists on the machine itself.

To solve this issue, set the VMware hostname to RMI_URL and added this hostname to the machine's HOST file.

For example:
--The VMware image where Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) is installed
BASE_URL set to PPM hostname
RMI_URL set to PPM hostname

--The Vcenter server
Added NAT Rule (PPM port to VMware IP)  to "Routing and Remote Access/Hostname/IPv4/External Network/Services and Ports/ "

C:\windows\system32\driver\etc\hosts set like this: Vcenter IP with VmWare image hostname

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