August, 2015

List and Remove VIBs from ESXi 5.0 Host

August 13, 2015 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Scenario: I wanted to remove the vcloud director agent from an ESXi host. vCloud director had been removed from the environment so I just wanted to tidy everything up. To do this you need to remove the VIB (VMware Installation Bundle). Firstly, list all the components on the ESXi host # esxcli software vib list […]


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VMware Update Manager : Cannot Run Upgrade Script on Host

August 12, 2015 Jordansphere VMware

I have a three node ESXi 5.0.0 (Build 504890) cluster running ESXi on SD cards. The scratch partition is located on a VMFS datastore accessed via iSCSI. I was in the middle of upgrading to 5.5 (U2) via Update Manager. Two of the nodes completed successfully but the third failed with a message "Cannot run upgrade script on host".  […]


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vSphere HA Agent on this Host Could not Reach Isolation Address – ipv6

August 12, 2015 Jordansphere VMware

I noticed a message on every host in one of my clusters warning me that the vSphere HA agent on this host could not reach the isolation address.   The isolation address was showing as an IPv6 address although I am currently not (knowingly) using IPv6 in this network. The IP address belongs to a Sonicwall ( […]


cPanel PHP Extension Error after UPCP Update

August 7, 2015 Jordansphere Apache

Centos: 6.7 WHM: 11.50.0 Apache: 2.2.39 PHP: 5.4.42 I awoke today to find all websites hosted on one particular cPanel server showing the following message at the bottom of every web page.   Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-xxxxxxx/' – cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory in Unknown on […]


Unable to Guest Customize Debian in vCloud Director 5.5

August 6, 2015 Jordansphere ESXi

  I deployed a Debian VM from the public catalogue. I then requested vCloud Director to give it an IP address from the Static IP Pool. This showed as being successful in the VCD portal but I could not ping the VM when it was powered on. I logged in via the console and the […]


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