vSphere HA – Cannot find a network adapter for the vCenter Server management (NIC0) on the vCenter Server Appliance

August 16, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Problem While trying to deploy vCenter HA the following error occurred: Cannot find a network adapter for the vCenter Server management (NIC0) on the vCenter Server Appliance guest OS. Once available, the first guest OS network adapter will be selected. Used Edit VM Settings to add a network adapter   Caveat VCHA was previously installed […]


Set VMware Multipathing via PowerCLI

August 6, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Query I wanted to apply ROUND ROBIN multipathing and set IOPS to 10 (as recommended by the vendors best practices) on each datastore in my cluster using a PowerCLI command.   Command First of all you can check the current multipathing Get-Cluster {ENTER-CLUSTER-NAME} | get-vmhost | get-scsilun -CanonicalName "Naa*"   Then we can alter that […]


vCenter Unable to Connect to AD Server

August 1, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Problem I attempted to log into VCSA 6.5 (with external PSC) with my domain credentials but was rejected. It soon became apparent that the VCSA was no longer connected to the AD domain. I tried to manually connect it via the GUI but received the following error: The name of the identity source does not match the existing Integrated […]


vSphere Webclient Not Redirecting After SSO Repoint

July 20, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Problem: After repointing to a new SSO server (see http://www.jordansphere.co.uk/split-sso-server-in-vsphere-5-5/ ) the webclient was stil re-directing to the old login screen (for the old SSO server).   Resolution: Edit the following file: C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\proxy.xml and change the hostName value from old to new – as shown in the example below: <e id="21"> <_type>vim.ProxyService.RedirectSpec</_type> <accessMode>httpAndHttps</accessMode> <hostName> sso02.jordansphere.co.uk </hostName> <port>9443</port> <redirectType>permanent</redirectType> <serverNamespace>/vsphere-client</serverNamespace> </e> […]


Find Location of SSO Server

July 6, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Issue I needed to find the location of an SSO server in vCenter 5.5   Resolution In the web client go to : {VCENTER} -> Manage -> Settings -> Advacned Settings -> config.vpxd.sso.sts.url


vMotion Failing : Error 195887167

June 22, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Problem New install of vSphere 6.5. When trying to vMotion a VM from one host svesx01 ( to another host svesx02 ( the process failed with the following error:   Failed waiting for data. Error 195887167. Connection closed by remote host, possibly due to timeout. Migration [175211275:8050715817357496887] failed to connect to remote host <> from […]


Installing Puppet Agent on Ubuntu 16.04

June 19, 2018 Jordansphere Linux

Problem: When trying to install the puppet agent on an Ubuntu 16.04 server the following error appeared Command:&nbsp; ​curl -k https://puppet:8140/packages/current/install.bash | sudo bash   % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed 100 25756  100 25756    0     0   162k      0 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–  163k […]


This Tenant Does Not Allow Managing Any of Their Backup Servers Remotely

June 7, 2018 Jordansphere Veeam

Issue Veeam 9.5, Update 3. Veeam Cloud Connect A handy feature from Veaem 9.5 U2 allows Service Providers the option to connect to the tenants console in order to troubleshoot. When trying to open up a remote console from SP to tenant the following error appeared This tenant does not allow managing any of their backup servers […]


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All Interfaces of the Edge Gateway are in use – vCloud Director

June 4, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

  Problem A customer tried to create an Org VDC network which connected to an edge Gateway. The following error message appeared:  All Interfaces of the edge gateway are in use   Resolution: It appears the customer had hit the limit (10) of maximum number of interfaces allowed on the Edge as described in this KB2042799  […]


The Given Key was Not Present in the Dictionary – vsphere 6.0

May 22, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Problem I tried to Storage vMotion a VM and noticed that the vCetner and ESXI hosts had suddenly became unlicensed in vsphere 6.0. Looking in the licensing section the following error appeared "the given key was not present in the dictionary" The manage vsphere licenses was also greyed out. Alternativey I tried to log in to […]


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