Checking the Status of a vSphere Consolidation via CLI

January 18, 2021 Jordansphere VMware

Issue: To check the status of a snapshot consildation you can use two methods to confirm its progress and whether its still running:   Solution Interactively check the filestamps on the vmdk files: SSH to ESXI host and CD into the directory of the VM watch -d 'ls -luth | grep -E "delta|flat|sesparse"' Output Every […]

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List VLANs and VLAN Groups from Cisco UCS Manager using PowerShell

December 7, 2020 Jordansphere Uncategorized

1) Download and install Cisco UCS Powertool suite (in this example i will be using v2.4.1.3) 2) Install UCS Manager Module Install-Module -Name Cisco.UCSManager -RequiredVersion 2.4.1.3 3) Start Powertool suite and list modules: Get-Command -module Cisco.UCSManager | more 4) Connect to the UCS Manager Connect-Ucs -Name {10.10.10.1} 5) List VLANs and their VLAN Groups  Get-UcsFabricNetGroup […]

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Find Temperature of CPU on Cisco s3260

December 4, 2020 Jordansphere Cisco UCS

Problem I got an alert on a Cisco S-Series that CPU #1 and the rear temp was high in Zabbix (over 65c). There were no alerts via the CIMC GUI These temperatures did not match the sensors located in the GUI so i needed to track down where the values were actually coming from.   Solution SSH […]

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Zabbix Agent Not Starting with Error 1067

June 12, 2020 Jordansphere Windows

Problem A newly installed zabbix agent (4.4.x) was installed on a Windows 2016 server using an automated script. The error was showing   Windows could not start the Zabbix Agent service on Local Computer Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly   Troubleshooting i tried to run the command in the foreground    "C:\Progra~1\Zabbix-Agent\zabbix_agentd.exe" -f –config "C:\Progra~1\Zabbix-Agent\zabbix_agentd.conf" And […]

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Script to install Zabbix Agent on CentOS 6 and 7

June 12, 2020 Jordansphere Zabbix

The following bash script will determine if the guest OS is centos 6 ot 7 then deploy Zabbix Agent version 4.4.x accordingly. Simply change repostories if you want to use a different version:   #!/bin/bash OUTPUT="$(cat /etc/redhat-release)" if echo "$OUTPUT" | grep -q "CentOS Linux release 7" ; then         yes | […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 Vmware.com 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 […]

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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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