Backing Up Cisco UCS

August 9, 2017 Jordansphere Cisco

Pre-requisites: You will need an FTP, TFTP, SCP or SFTP target. In this example I have created an SFTP destination on a CentOS 7 server. To schedule a backup of a Cisco UCS configuration simply log into the UCS Manager:   Select Admin on the left hand side frame -> Policy Backup & Export -> Fill […]

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SSL VPN-Plus Client Fails to Connect

July 19, 2017 Jordansphere NSx

After upgrading from vShield Edge 5.5.4 -> NSX Edge 6.2.4 -> then converting to Advanced Gateway in a vCloud Director (8.20) environment all of my SSL VPN connections failed to establish. The following appeared:   "Error: Connection to gateway failed. Please contact your administrator for SSL VPN-Plus gateway settings."   Looking at the version it appeared I […]

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Migrate VMware Update Manager Database

July 14, 2017 Jordansphere MS SQL

Here are the steps to move a VUM database from an SQL2008 to SQL2014 server.   1) Stop the VUM service   2) Backup the database using SQL Studio Management 2008 Right click the DB (in this case VUMDB) -> Tasks -> Backup > Set the desintation under Back up to -> OK     3) […]

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No NSX Managers Available. Verify Current User has Role Assigned on NSX Manager

July 13, 2017 Jordansphere NSx

After upgrading from vShield Manager 5.5.4.x to NSX Manager 6.2.4 I logged in via  my own own username (mick@vsphere.local). Upon clicking on the Network & Security I was presented with the following error:   To fix the issue log into vcenter using a user with relevant permissions (in this case administrator@vsphere.local) 1) Click Network & Security […]

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Change IP Address of vShield Manager

July 12, 2017 Jordansphere VCNS

I was in the process of upgrading vShield Manager 5.5.4 to 5.5.4.3. In this instance I was deploying a new OVA and then restoring the configuration. To initially give the vShield Manager a static IP address you need to log into the cli.   Via the VMware Console of the VM: 1) Enter the credentials to […]

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CBT in a VMware and Veeam Environment

June 30, 2017 Jordansphere Veeam

If a situation occurs such as where you have to delete the CBT (ctk-vmdk) files from a VM and you get the following warning from Veeam on the next backup run:   CBT data is invalid, failing over to legacy incremental backup. No action is required, next job run should start using CBT again. If CBT […]

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Upgrade vShield Manager to NSX Manager in vCloud Director Enviroment

June 28, 2017 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Components VCNS (source) 5.5.4 NSX Manager (target) 6.2.7 vCenter Appliance 6.0.0.U2 ESXi 6.0.0. U2 vCloud Director 8.0.2 Notes: As VCDNI is currently installed rather than VXLAN then nothing will change and the NSX controllers do not need to be installed at this stage. This is because VCDNI is managed by vCloud Director. At the time of […]

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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} -> […]

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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 […]

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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 192.168.1.1 and running DHCP hostname CustomerA ip dhcp pool LOCAL    network 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0    default-router 192.168.1.1    dns-server 8.8.8.8 ! interface GigabitEthernet0/0  description WAN   ip nat outside  ip address 213.42.180.166 255.255.255.254  duplex auto  speed auto interface […]

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