Determining Build Number and Version for ESXi via vSphere Web Client

June 21, 2017 Jordansphere ESXi

To determine the version and update your ESXi hosts are running, use the following method. It is assumed that vCenter is running in your environment.   First of all we need to get build number: Log in to the vCenter using the web client Click Hosts and Clusters -> {your vCenter} -> {your Datacenter} -> […]


Nagios MySQL Replication Plugin Fails with UNKNOWN: Should Never Reach This Part

June 16, 2017 Jordansphere MySQL

I got the following Nagios error after setting up replication between two MySQL 5.6 servers and monitioring the slave. "UNKNOWN: should never reach this part" This plugin was preivously working on MySQL 5.5 servers. It appears that the MySQL 5.6 replication has a different output from MySQL 5.5. Therefore you will need to download the latest […]


Nagios MySQL Replication Plugin Fails, UNKNOWN: Should Never Reach This Part,

Simple NAT Configuration for Cisco Router

June 12, 2017 Jordansphere Cisco

The following configuration is for a NAT router which plugs into an Ethernet circuit. The router is set to and running DHCP hostname CustomerA ip dhcp pool LOCAL    network    default-router    dns-server ! interface GigabitEthernet0/0  description WAN   ip nat outside  ip address  duplex auto  speed auto interface […]


Migrate vCloud Director Database from SQL 2008 to 2014

June 8, 2017 Jordansphere MS SQL

In order to upgrade vCloud Director 8.0.2 -> 8.2.0 a system requirment arose where SQL2008 was not supported. Checking the VMware compatibility matrix, SQL 2014 was on the list so I provisioned a new Windows 2012 server with the view to shutting down the old server. As this was the only DB left on the […]


migrate vdoud director database, sql 2008, sql2014,

Update ESXi 6.0 from CLI on Standalone Host

May 24, 2017 Jordansphere VMware

In this example I will upgrading from ESXi 6.0 Update 2 to ESXi Update 3 on a standalone host. 1) Check current version: esxcli system version get Output:   2) Download the required file from VMware then upload zip file to temporary directory on the ESXi host. In this case I have created a directory called TEMP-PATCHES/ […]


User Already Exists in the Current Database

May 19, 2017 Jordansphere MS SQL

Scenario: I was transferring a database (mick) from one SQL2005 server to an SQL2012 server. During the mapping of a user login (mick) I got the following the error: Create failed for User 'mick' User, group, or role 'mick' already exists in the current database   Answer:   In Studio Management you can use the follwing command :   […]


DB migratiion, MS SQL 200, MS SQL 2012, User Already Exists in the Current Database,

Finding IP Address of Device Using Cisco Switch and Router

May 18, 2017 Jordansphere Cisco

Scenario: I had a Raritan PDU that was plugged into a Cisco 2960 switch which in-turn was connected to a Cisco 6506 router. The PDU did not display the IP address and I could see it was plugged into port 24 on the switch.   To find out the IP address   Log into the […]


cisco router, cisco switch, find, Locate, mac address,

List Recovery Model and Compatibility Level for MS SQL DB

May 9, 2017 Jordansphere MS SQL

Use this query to select the recovery model and compatibility level of a DB on a MS SQL 2005 server.   select name, recovery_model_desc, compatibility_level from sys.databases


No Process Is on the Other End of the Pipe

March 29, 2017 Jordansphere MS SQL

I installed a new Windows 2012 server with SQL 2014. Logging in via Windows authentication was successful but when I tried to login via the sa account I was given the following error:   A connection was successfully established with the server, but then an error occurred during the login process No process is on […]


Could Not Open/Create Change Tracking File 

March 6, 2017 Jordansphere Veeam

During a Veeam backup I was alerted that one of our virtual machines had shutdown. The components concerned were: ESXi 5.5 U2, vCenter 5.5 U2, Veeam 8.0,  It appeared during the backup routine a snapshot/consildation failed. When trying to power back up I had the following error: ​An error was received from the ESX host […]


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