Error while building a host via VMWare

When attempting to build a host, this fails. I also notice I don’t have any options for content source and I do not know why. I’m running Foreman v.2.3.1. The error I get (from production.log) is:

2021-01-12T21:22:02 [I|app|d94df497] Started POST "/hosts" for 192.35.179.122 at 2021-01-12 21:22:02 +0000
2021-01-12T21:22:02 [I|app|d94df497] Processing by HostsController#create as */*
2021-01-12T21:22:02 [I|app|d94df497]   Parameters: {"utf8"=>"✓", "authenticity_token"=>"M5om2lNoQgZYtahoZMWj2pOZpGDf13l5Rzuk+IR+6cePu+I770aeMS/C/0q5t9n33vZlcmRQoGHNxQKKRerEcw==", "host"=>{"salt_module_ids"=>[""], "name"=>"irene-masgalas", "organization_id"=>"1", "location_id"=>"2", "hostgroup_id"=>"", "compute_resource_id"=>"1", "compute_profile_id"=>"2", "content_facet_attributes"=>{"lifecycle_environment_id"=>"2", "content_view_id"=>"5", "content_source_id"=>""}, "environment_id"=>"", "puppet_proxy_id"=>"", "puppet_ca_proxy_id"=>"", "salt_environment_id"=>"1", "salt_proxy_id"=>"", "ansible_role_ids"=>[""], "managed"=>"true", "progress_report_id"=>"[FILTERED]", "type"=>"Host::Managed", "interfaces_attributes"=>{"0"=>{"_destroy"=>"0", "type"=>"Nic::Managed", "identifier"=>"", "name"=>"irene-masgalas", "domain_id"=>"1", "subnet_id"=>"1", "ip"=>"10.3.1.224", "ip6"=>"", "managed"=>"1", "primary"=>"1", "provision"=>"1", "execution"=>"1", "virtual"=>"0", "tag"=>"", "attached_to"=>"", "compute_attributes"=>{"type"=>"VirtualVmxnet3", "network"=>"network-309"}}}, "compute_attributes"=>{"cpus"=>"2", "corespersocket"=>"1", "memory_mb"=>"4096", "firmware"=>"bios", "cluster"=>"u1SUP_01", "resource_pool"=>"Resources", "path"=>"/Datacenters/u1dc01/vm", "guest_id"=>"rhel8_64Guest", "hardware_version"=>"Default", "memoryHotAddEnabled"=>"1", "cpuHotAddEnabled"=>"1", "add_cdrom"=>"0", "boot_order"=>["disk"], "start"=>"1", "annotation"=>"", "scsi_controllers"=>"{\"scsiControllers\":[{\"type\":\"ParaVirtualSCSIController\",\"key\":1000}],\"volumes\":[{\"thin\":false,\"name\":\"Hard disk\",\"mode\":\"persistent\",\"controllerKey\":1000,\"sizeGb\":20,\"storagePod\":\"u1DEVcst01s\",\"datastore\":null,\"eagerZero\":true}]}"}, "architecture_id"=>"1", "operatingsystem_id"=>"1", "provision_method"=>"image", "build"=>"1", "medium_id"=>"", "ptable_id"=>"", "pxe_loader"=>"PXELinux BIOS", "disk"=>"", "root_pass"=>"[FILTERED]", "is_owned_by"=>"5-Users", "enabled"=>"1", "expired_on(1i)"=>"", "expired_on(2i)"=>"", "expired_on(3i)"=>"", "comment"=>"", "overwrite"=>"false"}}
2021-01-12T21:22:02 [W|app|d94df497] Not queueing Discovery reboot:
2021-01-12T21:22:02 [I|app|d94df497] Adding Compute instance for irene-masgalas.example.com
2021-01-12T21:22:02 [W|app|d94df497] Failed to create a compute u1dc01 (VMware) instance irene-masgalas.example.com: undefined method `include?' for nil:NilClass
 d94df497 |
2021-01-12T21:22:02 [I|app|d94df497] Backtrace for 'Failed to create a compute u1dc01 (VMware) instance irene-masgalas.example.com: undefined method `include?' for nil:NilClass
 d94df497 |  ' error (NoMethodError): undefined method `include?' for nil:NilClass
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/fog-vsphere-3.4.0/lib/fog/vsphere/requests/compute/get_virtual_machine.rb:40:in `get_vm_by_name'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/fog-vsphere-3.4.0/lib/fog/vsphere/requests/compute/get_virtual_machine.rb:23:in `get_vm_ref'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/fog-vsphere-3.4.0/lib/fog/vsphere/requests/compute/get_virtual_machine.rb:7:in `get_virtual_machine'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/fog-vsphere-3.4.0/lib/fog/vsphere/requests/compute/vm_clone.rb:24:in `vm_clone_check_options'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/fog-vsphere-3.4.0/lib/fog/vsphere/requests/compute/vm_clone.rb:105:in `vm_clone'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/foreman/app/models/compute_resources/foreman/model/vmware.rb:567:in `clone_vm'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/foreman/app/models/compute_resources/foreman/model/vmware.rb:485:in `create_vm'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/foreman/app/models/concerns/orchestration/compute.rb:91:in `setCompute'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/foreman/app/models/concerns/orchestration.rb:227:in `execute'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/foreman/app/models/concerns/orchestration.rb:152:in `block in process'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/foreman/app/models/concerns/orchestration.rb:144:in `each'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/foreman/app/models/concerns/orchestration.rb:144:in `process'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/foreman/app/models/concerns/orchestration.rb:44:in `around_save_orchestration'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:121:in `block in run_callbacks'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:139:in `run_callbacks'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:825:in `_run_save_callbacks'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activerecord-6.0.3.4/lib/active_record/callbacks.rb:327:in `create_or_update'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activerecord-6.0.3.4/lib/active_record/timestamp.rb:128:in `create_or_update'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activerecord-6.0.3.4/lib/active_record/persistence.rb:470:in `save'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activerecord-6.0.3.4/lib/active_record/validations.rb:47:in `save'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activerecord-6.0.3.4/lib/active_record/transactions.rb:314:in `block in save'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activerecord-6.0.3.4/lib/active_record/transactions.rb:375:in `block in with_transaction_returning_status'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activerecord-6.0.3.4/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/database_statements.rb:280:in `block in transaction'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activerecord-6.0.3.4/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/transaction.rb:280:in `block in within_new_transaction'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/concurrency/load_interlock_aware_monitor.rb:26:in `block (2 levels) in synchronize'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/concurrency/load_interlock_aware_monitor.rb:25:in `handle_interrupt'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/concurrency/load_interlock_aware_monitor.rb:25:in `block in synchronize'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/concurrency/load_interlock_aware_monitor.rb:21:in `handle_interrupt'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/concurrency/load_interlock_aware_monitor.rb:21:in `synchronize'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activerecord-6.0.3.4/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/transaction.rb:278:in `within_new_transaction'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activerecord-6.0.3.4/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/database_statements.rb:280:in `transaction'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activerecord-6.0.3.4/lib/active_record/transactions.rb:212:in `transaction'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activerecord-6.0.3.4/lib/active_record/transactions.rb:366:in `with_transaction_returning_status'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activerecord-6.0.3.4/lib/active_record/transactions.rb:314:in `save'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activerecord-6.0.3.4/lib/active_record/suppressor.rb:44:in `save'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/foreman/app/models/concerns/foreman/sti.rb:26:in `save'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/foreman/app/controllers/hosts_controller.rb:98:in `create'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_controller/metal/basic_implicit_render.rb:6:in `send_action'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/abstract_controller/base.rb:195:in `process_action'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_controller/metal/rendering.rb:30:in `process_action'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/abstract_controller/callbacks.rb:42:in `block in process_action'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:112:in `block in run_callbacks'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/foreman/app/controllers/concerns/foreman/controller/timezone.rb:10:in `set_timezone'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:121:in `block in run_callbacks'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/foreman/app/models/concerns/foreman/thread_session.rb:32:in `clear_thread'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:121:in `block in run_callbacks'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/foreman/app/controllers/concerns/foreman/controller/topbar_sweeper.rb:12:in `set_topbar_sweeper_controller'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:121:in `block in run_callbacks'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/audited-4.9.0/lib/audited/sweeper.rb:14:in `around'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:121:in `block in run_callbacks'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/audited-4.9.0/lib/audited/sweeper.rb:14:in `around'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:121:in `block in run_callbacks'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:139:in `run_callbacks'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/abstract_controller/callbacks.rb:41:in `process_action'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_controller/metal/rescue.rb:22:in `process_action'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_controller/metal/instrumentation.rb:33:in `block in process_action'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/notifications.rb:180:in `block in instrument'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/notifications/instrumenter.rb:24:in `instrument'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/notifications.rb:180:in `instrument'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_controller/metal/instrumentation.rb:32:in `process_action'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_controller/metal/params_wrapper.rb:245:in `process_action'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activerecord-6.0.3.4/lib/active_record/railties/controller_runtime.rb:27:in `process_action'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/abstract_controller/base.rb:136:in `process'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionview-6.0.3.4/lib/action_view/rendering.rb:39:in `process'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_controller/metal.rb:190:in `dispatch'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_controller/metal.rb:254:in `dispatch'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:50:in `dispatch'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:33:in `serve'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:49:in `block in serve'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:32:in `each'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:32:in `serve'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:834:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/katello-3.18.1/lib/katello/middleware/event_daemon.rb:10:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/static.rb:126:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/static.rb:126:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/apipie-dsl-2.3.0/lib/apipie_dsl/static_dispatcher.rb:67:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/apipie-rails-0.5.17/lib/apipie/static_dispatcher.rb:66:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/apipie-rails-0.5.17/lib/apipie/extractor/recorder.rb:137:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/static.rb:126:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/static.rb:126:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/static.rb:126:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/static.rb:126:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/static.rb:126:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/static.rb:126:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/static.rb:126:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/foreman/lib/foreman/middleware/telemetry.rb:10:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/apipie-rails-0.5.17/lib/apipie/middleware/checksum_in_headers.rb:27:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/foreman/lib/foreman/middleware/catch_json_parse_errors.rb:9:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/rack-2.2.3/lib/rack/tempfile_reaper.rb:15:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/rack-2.2.3/lib/rack/etag.rb:27:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/rack-2.2.3/lib/rack/conditional_get.rb:40:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/rack-2.2.3/lib/rack/head.rb:12:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/http/content_security_policy.rb:18:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/foreman/lib/foreman/middleware/logging_context_session.rb:22:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/rack-2.2.3/lib/rack/session/abstract/id.rb:266:in `context'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/rack-2.2.3/lib/rack/session/abstract/id.rb:260:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/cookies.rb:648:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/callbacks.rb:27:in `block in call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:101:in `run_callbacks'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/callbacks.rb:26:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/actionable_exceptions.rb:18:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/debug_exceptions.rb:32:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/show_exceptions.rb:33:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/railties-6.0.3.4/lib/rails/rack/logger.rb:37:in `call_app'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/railties-6.0.3.4/lib/rails/rack/logger.rb:28:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/sprockets-rails-3.2.1/lib/sprockets/rails/quiet_assets.rb:13:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/foreman/lib/foreman/middleware/logging_context_request.rb:11:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/remote_ip.rb:81:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/request_id.rb:27:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/katello-3.18.1/lib/katello/prevent_json_parsing.rb:12:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/rack-2.2.3/lib/rack/method_override.rb:24:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/rack-2.2.3/lib/rack/runtime.rb:22:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/activesupport-6.0.3.4/lib/active_support/cache/strategy/local_cache_middleware.rb:29:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/executor.rb:14:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/static.rb:126:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/rack-2.2.3/lib/rack/sendfile.rb:110:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-6.0.3.4/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/host_authorization.rb:76:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/secure_headers-6.3.0/lib/secure_headers/middleware.rb:11:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/railties-6.0.3.4/lib/rails/engine.rb:527:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/railties-6.0.3.4/lib/rails/railtie.rb:190:in `public_send'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/railties-6.0.3.4/lib/rails/railtie.rb:190:in `method_missing'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/rack-2.2.3/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:74:in `block in call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/rack-2.2.3/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:58:in `each'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/rack-2.2.3/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:58:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/puma-4.3.6/lib/puma/configuration.rb:228:in `call'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/puma-4.3.6/lib/puma/server.rb:713:in `handle_request'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/puma-4.3.6/lib/puma/server.rb:472:in `process_client'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/puma-4.3.6/lib/puma/server.rb:328:in `block in run'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/puma-4.3.6/lib/puma/thread_pool.rb:134:in `block in spawn_thread'
 d94df497 | /usr/share/gems/gems/logging-2.3.0/lib/logging/diagnostic_context.rb:474:in `block in create_with_logging_context'
2021-01-12T21:22:02 [W|app|d94df497] Rolling back due to a problem: [#<Orchestration::Task:0x0000560bba714aa0 @name="Set up compute instance irene-masgalas.example.com", @id="Set up compute instance irene-masgalas.example.com", @status="failed", @priority=3, @action=[#<Host::Managed id: nil, name: "irene-masgalas.example.com", last_compile: nil, last_report: nil, updated_at: nil, created_at: nil, root_pass: [FILTERED], architecture_id: 1, operatingsystem_id: 1, environment_id: nil, ptable_id: nil, medium_id: nil, build: true, comment: "", disk: "", installed_at: nil, model_id: nil, hostgroup_id: nil, owner_id: 5, owner_type: "User", enabled: true, puppet_ca_proxy_id: nil, managed: true, use_image: nil, image_file: nil, uuid: nil, compute_resource_id: 1, puppet_proxy_id: nil, certname: nil, image_id: nil, organization_id: 1, location_id: 2, type: "Host::Managed", otp: nil, realm_id: nil, compute_profile_id: 2, provision_method: "image", salt_proxy_id: nil, grub_pass: "$6$iZdaw3jeucKD5Nq6$NlmLD6cfwdw4gsTPjFNjaRMdsk/nsG...", salt_environment_id: 1, discovery_rule_id: nil, expired_on: nil, global_status: 0, lookup_value_matcher: [FILTERED], pxe_loader: "PXELinux BIOS", initiated_at: nil, build_errors: nil>, :setCompute], @created=1610486522.2642434, @timestamp=2021-01-12 21:22:02 UTC>]

Any ideas what my issue might be?

Fixed the title and formatting for ya.

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At a first glance, this looks like Foreman can’t access the template. Either because of missing permissions or something similar.

Here are some docs that might help:

https://docs.theforeman.org/master/Provisioning_Guide/index-foreman.html#Provisioning_Virtual_Machines_in_VMware_vSphere-Creating_a_VMware_vSphere_User

Template? This looks like something in the VMWare/Fog integration to me. @ezr-ondrej have you seen this one?

The :image_id is for some reason empty. There was no image selected, or it got lost along the lines, but I’d guess it’s about it not being selected properly.