Retrospectively Check which VMs Migrated during HA Failover

October 23, 2017 Jordansphere VMware

Issue: An ESXi server crashed invoking HA. I wanted to check which VMs had restarted and on what host so I could check they were functioning correctly.   Resolution: Thanks to my colleague for the following PowerCLI script: PowerCLI C:\> Connect-VIServer -Server {your_vcenter} -User {your_username} -Password {your_password} PowerCLI C:\> $Date = Get-Date PowerCLI C:\> $HAVMrestartold […]


Restart VCSA 6.5 Services via CLI Commands

September 25, 2017 Jordansphere Linux

First of all you will need to connect to the VSCA CLI by SSH. Then type shell on the command line: Command> shell To list all services and their state: # service-control –status –all Example output:   To start a service: # service-control –start –{service-name}   In this example I am starting the vpxd service […]


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 […]


SSL VPN-Plus Client Fails to Connect

July 19, 2017 Jordansphere NSX

After upgrading from vShield Edge 5.5.4 -> NSX Edge 6.2.4 -> then converting to Advanced Gateway in a vCloud Director (8.20) environment all of my SSL VPN connections failed to establish. The following appeared:   "Error: Connection to gateway failed. Please contact your administrator for SSL VPN-Plus gateway settings."   Looking at the version it appeared I […]


Migrate VMware Update Manager Database

July 14, 2017 Jordansphere MS SQL

Here are the steps to move a VUM database from an SQL2008 to SQL2014 server.   1) Stop the VUM service   2) Backup the database using SQL Studio Management 2008 Right click the DB (in this case VUMDB) -> Tasks -> Backup > Set the desintation under Back up to -> OK     3) […]


No NSX Managers Available. Verify Current User has Role Assigned on NSX Manager

July 13, 2017 Jordansphere VCNS

After upgrading from vShield Manager 5.5.4.x to NSX Manager 6.2.4 I logged in via  my own own username (mick@vsphere.local). Upon clicking on the Network & Security I was presented with the following error:   To fix the issue log into vcenter using a user with relevant permissions (in this case administrator@vsphere.local) 1) Click Network & Security […]


Change IP Address of vShield Manager

July 12, 2017 Jordansphere VCNS

I was in the process of upgrading vShield Manager 5.5.4 to In this instance I was deploying a new OVA and then restoring the configuration. To initially give the vShield Manager a static IP address you need to log into the cli.   Via the VMware Console of the VM: 1) Enter the credentials to […]


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 […]


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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