January, 2018

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.  

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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 myuatcloud.jordansphere.co.uk -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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Datastore Capacity Reports Different Values in VCSA 6.5

January 30, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Problem I recently grew a datastore (SANSF01) from 4.5 TB to 5TB in a 2 ESXi cluster. All worked successfully, However occasionally vCenter will show the old value and thus give us a warning about low disk space. a "Refresh Capacity" forces the value to be correct (5TB) but when I look back later on in […]

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Zerto – Delete from Disk and Remove From Inventory Grayed Out

January 29, 2018 Jordansphere Zerto

Problem A customer did a Zerto test failover for a few VMs – which sadly failed. They ended up deleting the VPG and recreating it. This allowed them to complete the failover test and live migrate from Primary to DR (which is where these boxes will live). However, they were left with the old VMs in an […]

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Upgrade vCloud Usage Meter From 3.6.0.1 to 3.6.1

January 26, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Source VCUM :  3.6.01 – 10.61.65.73 Target VCUM :   3.6.1 – 10.61.65.72   Process: 1) Deploy VCUM 3.6.1 from OVA on same network 1) Log into the source VCUM 3.6.0.1 (10.61.65.73) as root and enable SSH # service sshd start 2) Log into the target VCUM 3.6.1 (10.61.65.72) as usgmtr and migrate data # migrateum 10.61.65.73 3) […]

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Get ESXi Version and CPU Model via PowerCLI

January 10, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Script: The following script will report the name, version, server hardware and CPU model of all ESXi hosts in the vCenter.   get-vmhost | select Name, @{N='ESXi version';E={"$($_.Version) $($_.Build)"}}, @{N='ESXi Hardware';E={"$($_.ExtensionData.Hardware.SystemInfo.Vendor) $($_.ExtensionData.Hardware.SystemInfo.Model)"}}, @{N='ESXi CPU Type';E={$_.ProcessorType}}   Output:

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Reset Lost Root Password – CentOS 7

January 4, 2018 Jordansphere Linux

Issue: I lost the password for my CentOS 7 virtual machine in my cloud VDC.    Resolution: To reset the root password we will firstly need to boot into single user mode. Use the following steps: 1)  Reboot the VM. During startup press "e" in grub menu  2. Find the line starting with linux16.   […]

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