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Converting Virtual Box OVF to VMware ESXi

March 13, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Problem: I was attempting to deploy the Zabbix 3.4.x appliance consistiing of an OVF and singled VMDK to a UAT vCenter 5.5 deployment. The following error appeared: The OVF package requires unsupported hardware. Details: Line 25: Unsupported hardware family 'virtualbox-2.2'     Solution   Edit the OVF (in my case I used notepad++)   Change […]

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vCloud Director 8.20 – API to Grant Privileges to Advanced Gateway

March 13, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Problem: After upgrading to Advanced Gateway Edge in VCD 8.20 the user is unable to access the new tenant portal due to a permissions issue Example of error message: You need some or all of the following rights [ORG_VDC_GATEWAY_CONFIGURE_SSH, ORG_VDC_GATEWAY_VIEW_SSH] to perform operations [GATEWAY_VIEW_SSH] for (com.vmware.vcloud.entity.gateway:c2c63647-82e7-4a40-8167-xxxxxxxxxx) Solution: To fix the issuea vCloud Director administrator will need […]

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advanced gateway, api, nsx edge, vcd 8.20,

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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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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NSX Network and Security Tab Disappeared in vCenter

November 24, 2017 Jordansphere NSX

Issue: I noticed the Network & Security tab was not visible in a vCenter 5.5 Web Client. This had worked previously.   Troubleshooting: Upon investigation in the NSX Manager it appeared the Lookup Service URL was showing as disconnected   Resolution: To fix the issue we had to click Edit then re-enter the credentials.   

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Install Open VM Tools on CentOS 6

November 20, 2017 Jordansphere Linux

Use the following commands to install Open VM Tools (open-vm-tools) in CentOS 6   1. install EPEL repository  yum -y install epel-release   2. Install Open VM Tools yum -y install open-vm-tools   3. Start Open VM Tools service  service vmtoolsd start  

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Renew SSL Certificates in vCloud Director

November 14, 2017 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Firstly you wil need to renew your certificates via your chosen CA. I will not delve into the instructions in the post but essentially you will need to create a .csr (my.csr) using a private key (myprivate.key) and password.  You should receive the root & intermediate files along with the certificate (my.crt). Copy these to […]

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