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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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: (>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 […]


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.".     […]


The pending transaction requires 242 MB free space, however the maximum supported size is 239 MB

September 13, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Problem   When trying to update the Dell MEM from 1.2 to 1.5 on ESXi 6.0 I got an error 15 in Update Manager   Using esxcli update method I was presented with the following error:    The pending transaction requires 242 MB free space, however the maximum supported size is 239 MB.  Please refer […]


Unable to SSH or HTTPS to ESXi 6.5 Host

September 7, 2018 Jordansphere ESXi

Problem I was unable to connect to an ESXi host via SSH and HTTPS. However, DCUI still worked (and the host was still connected in vCenter) so we knew the password was correct   Troubleshooting Logging in via the DCUI and connect to the ESXi Shell (ALT+F1) Check the user is not locked out: pam_tally2 –user […]


In Order to Perform This Operation a Successful Bind Must Be Completed on the Connection

August 23, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Problem When trying to connect vCloud Director 9.1 to Active Directory I was presented with the following error when trying to test LDAP Settings LDAP_SEARCH_ERROR  – [LDAP: error code 1 – 000004DC: LdapErr: DSID-0C090A22, comment: In order to perform this operation a successful bind must be completed on the connection., data 0, v3839   Resolution Ensure you […]


vSphere HA – Cannot find a network adapter for the vCenter Server management (NIC0) on the vCenter Server Appliance

August 16, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Problem While trying to deploy vCenter HA the following error occurred: Cannot find a network adapter for the vCenter Server management (NIC0) on the vCenter Server Appliance guest OS. Once available, the first guest OS network adapter will be selected. Used Edit VM Settings to add a network adapter   Caveat VCHA was previously installed […]


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