Increase iNodes on Netapp FAS

May 28, 2020 Jordansphere NetApp

Problem Our alerting system notified us that inodes were nearing the system limit on a CIFS share (aka unipod_cifs) on a FAS running ONTap 9   Solution The following command will shiow current usage syntax volume show  {cifs_name} -fields files, files-used command  volume show unipod_cifs -fields files, files-used     To increase the inodes use the following syntax […]


Internal Error Occurs During VMware vCenter Server Database Pre-upgrade Check

May 20, 2020 Jordansphere VMware

Problem   When attempting to migrateion from Windows vCenter 6.0 U3 to VCSA 6.7 U3 the pre-upgrade checks failed with Internal error occurs during VMware vCenter Server Database pre-upgrade check   Migration-assitant.log Error: Internal error occurs during VMware vCenter Server Database pre-upgrade checks. Resolution: Please search for these symptoms in the VMware Knowledge Base for any […]


The Signature of the OVF Package does Not Match its Content

May 19, 2020 Jordansphere VMware

Issue I had exported an OVF template from a vsphere 6.0 vCenter and the target woud not accept the OVF unless I edited the XML and removed a specific device (this should be a different post). Thie import worked on vsphere 6.5 and 6.7 but when trying to import into another vsphere 6.0 I got the […]


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Upgrade NSX-T from 2.5.1 to 3.0

April 24, 2020 Jordansphere NSX

Upgrade NSX-T 2.5.1 to 3.0 Please find the step-by-step process for upgrading NSX-T 2.5.1 to 3.0  1) Download NSX Cloud Upgrade Bundle for NSX-T 3.0.0 from website. 2)  Log into NSX-T Manager Node (DO NOT USE VIP) Go to System -> Upgrade -> Upload MUB file -> {Select file} -> Upload This will upload […]


Analytics Service Registration with Component Manager Failed

April 22, 2020 Jordansphere VMware

Scenario: I attempted to migrate a vsphere 6.0 U3 environment to 6.7 U3. This included a VCenter (Win 2008), External PSC (Win 2008) and external MS SQL 2008 (Win 2008) to the  VCSA with external PSC appliances.   Issue During the PSC imigration  the following error appeared – after the new appliance was deployed and old PSC […]


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Convert NetApp Ports from FC to CNA

March 11, 2020 Jordansphere NetApp

Problem I wanted to convert two FC ports to CNA (10Gb eth) mode on a Netapp AFF-300. The ports in question are 0e and 0f.  Steps The following will work for FAS units as well. Display internfaces: sannapp02::> ucadmin show                        Current  Current    Pending  Pending   […]


Change iSCSI Adapter Name – ESXi 6.7

February 27, 2020 Jordansphere ESXi

Problem I accidentally forgot to set a hostname before making the iSCSI software adapter live..There are no datastore attached to the host yet but i like the IQNs to be recognizable.   Solution This ESXI was newly created so please don't use these commands on a live system unless you've done your due diligence – or […]


Equallogic – Connection to the Server Could Not be Established

February 24, 2020 Jordansphere Equallogic

Problem I reconfgured the management IP address and default gateway of PS6210X whilst on site. I tested access before I left site. When I got back to the office I was unable to connect to the Group Manager although I could SSH successfully.   The following error appeared: Connection to the server could not be established     […]


Extend XFS EBS Volume on CentOS AWS Instance

February 19, 2020 Jordansphere AWS

Query I wanted to extend an XFS formatted disk in Linux which is backed by an EBS volume. The mount point is called mydata To extend the volume in AWS: Goto Compute -> EC2 -> EBS -> Volumes -> {Select Volume} -> Modify Volume -> {change size} On the Linux device ec2-user]# lsblk NAME    MAJ:MIN […]


Reset and Configure Cisco Fabric Interconnect

January 27, 2020 Jordansphere Cisco UCS

Here are the steps to reset a Fabric Interconnect pair and set them up from scratch. Step 1 – Reset Fabric Interconnects to factory defaults Erase configuration on both Fabric A and Fabric B:   old-swfi01-A# connect local-mgmt Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software TAC support: Copyright (c) 2009, Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights […]


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