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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Zabbix VMware Monitoring Authentication Error

April 24, 2018 Jordansphere Zabbix

Issue Upon connecting to vCenter for the first time the following error was thrown up byt the Zabbix server   Cannot complete login due to an incorrect user name or password     Troubleshooting Find vmware poller processes. In this case its 2154 & 2155 # ps -aux | grep vmware zabbix   2154  3.7  1.9 […]

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Configuring Management IP Address via Equallogic CLI

April 20, 2018 Jordansphere Equallogic

Scenario: I installed a new EQL but didn't want to physically connect into the ISCSI network to configure the management IP addressing. An alternative is to use the CLI to configure the settings: Resolution: 1) Console to the EQL 2) Select the member you'd like to configure dr-eqlgrp01> member select dr-eql0 3)  Activate the Mangement NIC. […]

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Reset Equallogic Password via CLI

April 20, 2018 Jordansphere Equallogic

Scenario: I wanted to re-delpoy a standalone Equallogic 6210X but had neither the password or even the IP address of the device Resolution: Steps  1) Console on the Equallogic and powercycle the device 2) Press CTRL+P on boot 3) Use the following commands: EQL> setenv RESETPASSWORD 1 EQL> reload This should reset the password back to […]

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Zabbix Graphs Showing Incorrect Time

March 16, 2018 Jordansphere Linux

Problem: After a new installation of Zabbix (appliance) 3.4.6 the time on the graphs were 2 hours ahead. The clock on the server was correct.   Solution Edit Zabbix configuration file vi /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/zabbix.conf   It appeared the timezone in the Zabbix settings is set to Europe/Riga Change php_value date.timezone Europe/Riga to you actual timezone for […]

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Install Zabbix Agent on CentOS

March 16, 2018 Jordansphere Linux

The following describes how to install Zabbix agent 3.4.6 onto CentOS 6.9 1) Add Zabbix Repository rpm -ivh http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/3.4/rhel/6/x86_64/zabbix-release-3.4-1.el6.noarch.rpm   2) Install Zabbix yum install -y zabbix-agent   3) . Edit zabbix_agentd.conf vi /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf Server={Zabbix_Monitoring_server} Hostname={your_server_name}   4) Start Zabbix agent service service zabbix-agent start   5) Add Zabbix Agent service to start up scripts […]

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Install Zabbix Agent on Windows

March 16, 2018 Jordansphere Windows

In this post I will be deployig Zabbix Agent (3.4.6) onto a Windows 2012 R2 system   1. Download the Zabbix agent on the target machine. The .zip file can be downloaded directly from the Zabbix website. 2.  Unzip the download to c:\Zabbix 3.  Copy C:\Zabbix\confzabbix_agentd.win.conf to c:\Zabbix\zabbix_agentd.conf 4. Edit zabbix_agentd.conf Server=127.0.0.1,{Zabbix_Monitoring_server} Hostname={your_server_name} 4. Install […]

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Converting Virtual Box OVF to VMware ESXi

March 13, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Problem: I was attempting to deploy the Zabbix 3.4.x appliance consistiing of an OVF and singled VMDK to a UAT vCenter 5.5 deployment. The following error appeared: The OVF package requires unsupported hardware. Details: Line 25: Unsupported hardware family 'virtualbox-2.2'     Solution   Edit the OVF (in my case I used notepad++)   Change […]

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esxi, ovf, unsupported hardware, virtual box,

vCloud Director 8.20 – API to Grant Privileges to Advanced Gateway

March 13, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Problem: After upgrading to Advanced Gateway Edge in VCD 8.20 the user is unable to access the new tenant portal due to a permissions issue Example of error message: You need some or all of the following rights [ORG_VDC_GATEWAY_CONFIGURE_SSH, ORG_VDC_GATEWAY_VIEW_SSH] to perform operations [GATEWAY_VIEW_SSH] for (com.vmware.vcloud.entity.gateway:c2c63647-82e7-4a40-8167-xxxxxxxxxx) Solution: To fix the issuea vCloud Director administrator will need […]

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advanced gateway, api, nsx edge, vcd 8.20,

Create Port Forward on Cisco ASA 9.9 using ASDM

February 23, 2018 Jordansphere Cisco

In this example I will be opening port 3389 to a VM called RDP-Machine (192.168.2.200) There are two steps when creating a port forward:   1) NAT Policy Go to: Firewall -> Objects -> Network Objects/Groups -> Add -> Network Object   Click Advanced   2) Create Access Rule Firewall -> Access Rules -> Add Access […]

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