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 […]


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   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 […]


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\ to c:\Zabbix\zabbix_agentd.conf 4. Edit zabbix_agentd.conf Server=,{Zabbix_Monitoring_server} Hostname={your_server_name} 4. Install […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 ( 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 […]


Enable Outbound ICMP on Cisco ASA 9.9

February 19, 2018 Jordansphere Cisco

Scenario: I set up a Cisco ASAv  5525 and placed a Windows VM behind it. I created the NAT (PAT) policy and default route. The Cisco ASA could ping external IP addresses (eg However, the VM behind that could not ping any external IP addresses despite being able to ping the Cisco ASA.   […]


Download vCloud vApp using OVF Tool

February 1, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

The following command will download a vApp from vCloud Director (8.20). Note the vApp needs to be in a stopped state. vCloud URL: Org Name:           Jordansphere Org VDC Name:  JordansphereUAT vApp Name:        CentOS Username:          auser Password:          […]


Failed to Delete Interface of Edge Gateway

January 31, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Problem: In vCloud Director 8.20 I was trying to remove an org network when the following error appeared : Cannot delete organization VDC network Failed to delete interace of edge gateway Resolution Re-deploy the Edge gateway then remove the org newtork once again.  


PowerCLI – Script to Output Usage from vCloud Director

January 30, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

The following PowerCLI command will output all the Organization VDCS with status, CPU, memory and storage usage & provider VDC which it belongs to   1) Connect to the vCloud Director instance Connect-CIServer -user administrator -password {password}     2) Run the following query Get-OrgVdc | Select Name,Enabled,CpuUsedGhz,CpuLimitGhz,MemoryUsedGB,MemoryLimitGB,StorageUsedGB,StorageLimitGB, ProviderVdc


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