June, 2017

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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Migrate vCloud Director Database from SQL 2008 to 2014

June 8, 2017 Jordansphere MS SQL

In order to upgrade vCloud Director 8.0.2 -> 8.2.0 a system requirment arose where SQL2008 was not supported. Checking the VMware compatibility matrix, SQL 2014 was on the list so I provisioned a new Windows 2012 server with the view to shutting down the old server. As this was the only DB left on the […]

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