August, 2017

Transfer Failed: The OVF Descriptor is Not Available

August 29, 2017 Jordansphere VMware

Problem: I was trying to upload vRealize Log Insight 4.5.0 OVA via a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 and was presented with the following error: Transfer failed: The OVF descriptor is not available. Possible fixes: Try checking the MD5 Sum   Resolution: I simply re-downloaded the OVA again from the VMware website and it deployed successfully this […]


Partially Powered Off in vCloud Director

August 25, 2017 Jordansphere vCloud Director

What does Partially Powered Off mean and do you get charged when the VM is in this state?   When you shut down the guest OS from within a VM you may see a Partially Powered Off message like below:   In the above sceenshot the command shutdown -h now was used on a CentOS […]


Backing Up Cisco UCS

August 9, 2017 Jordansphere Cisco UCS

Pre-requisites: You will need an FTP, TFTP, SCP or SFTP target. In this example I have created an SFTP destination on a CentOS 7 server. To schedule a backup of a Cisco UCS configuration simply log into the UCS Manager:   Select Admin on the left hand side frame -> Policy Backup & Export -> Fill […]


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