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Zerto: VMDK Cannot Be Synced Because It Is Inaccessible

January 18, 2019 Jordansphere VMware

Problem After upgrading vSphere 6.5 to 6.7 U1 the VPG I was protecting failed witn the error: VMDK cannot be synced because it is inaccessible  Troubleshooting The vsphere user  (linked to AD) account used with zerto had access to the DS I was already using Zerto 6.5 U2 -which was the first release that supported […]

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A General System Error Occurred. Failed to SSH connect to Peer Node

January 17, 2019 Jordansphere VMware

Problem A general system error occurred. Failed to ssh conenct peer node xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx   vCenter: 10.34.59.1 Peer: 10.34.59.2 Witness: 10.34.59.3   Troubleshooting SSH is enabled on the primary VC (10.34.59.1) The peer deployed correctly and I could ping it via the HA link using HA IP addreses. However, I could not telnet on port 22 to […]

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Change Default Gateway of NSX Controller

December 5, 2018 Jordansphere NSX

Problem A default gateway on the IP Pool servicing the NSX controllers had been mistyped during installtion. I needed to change this so my montioring system could route traffic to the 3 controllers.   Versions: NSX .6.4.3 vCenter 6.7   Caveats NTP Server was on a different subnet so current controllers could not route to […]

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vCloud Director 9.5 – The VCD Entity Does Not Exist

November 28, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Problem When logged in as a vCloud Sys Admin in the Tenant (HTML5) interface and trying to delete any ISO from the Media section in vCloud Director 9.5 the following error appeared:   Resolution VMware have identified this as a bug and are working on a patch. The workaround is to login in as an orginization […]

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Test Outbound Connectivity on VCSA using Telnet

October 25, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

By default, telnet is not installed in the VCSA appliance. In fact its not installed in most VMware appliances. However there is a work around to test connectivity by using CURL Syntax: curl -v telnet://host:port   Here are a couple of examples: curl -v telnet://www.google.co.uk:443 curl -v telnet://my.amqpserver:5672  

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Apply New Certificate to Tenant App Portal for vCloud Director

October 25, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Here are the steps to apply a new certificate to the tenant portal app (1.2.0)   1. Login into the appliance using the vsphere Web Client using the root username Note: I could not find any documentation on what the root password was so I had to reset the password by entering the GRUB menu.and booting […]

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Adding vNICs in UCS Causes vmnic Reorder in ESXi 6.5

October 3, 2018 Jordansphere Cisco UCS

Problem I added two new vNics to UCS. When I rebooted I realised there was something wrong. One of my iSCSI paths was down and one of the new vmnics wasnt working at all.   Troubleshooting After much investigation it appeared that the NICS in the ESXI had been re-ordered. Looking at the UCS I […]

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Invalid PEM Data Received for Private Key – NSX Edge

September 25, 2018 Jordansphere NSX

Problem   When attempting to import an SSL certificate into an NSX Edge firewall I got the following error: Invalid PEM data received for private key     Resolution The private key was in PKCS#8 which is not a valid type for import. Export it to PKCS#1 using the following command: openssl rsa -in original.key -out […]

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Install RabbitMQ for vCloud Director 9

September 19, 2018 Jordansphere Linux

Here are the step-by-step instructions to install RabbitMQ. This install will be used for a vCloud Director 9.1 installation. Desired versions: Rabbit MQ :  3.7.7 Erlang:          20.1.7.1 (>19.3 is required for Rabbit MQ 3.7.7)   1.   Install EPEL yum -y install epel-release   2. Create Erlang Repo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/rabbitmq-erlang.repo Inset this […]

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VCD: A General System Error Occurred: Weak Password: Not Enough Different Characters or Classes

September 13, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Problem When trying to prepare a host (after an unprepare) in vCloud Director 8.20 (ESXi 6.0) I got the following error:   Remote call failure on host [vcId=8af60e1e-3f9d-4d01-a69b-0f4c94e7f09a, moref=host-590541]. Error string was " A general system error occurred: Weak password: not enough different characters or classes. Please refer to the log for more details.".     […]

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