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} -> […]


Migrate vCloud Director Database from SQL 2008 to 2014

June 8, 2017 Jordansphere MS SQL

In order to upgrade vCloud Director 8.0.2 -> 8.2.0 a system requirment arose where SQL2008 was not supported. Checking the VMware compatibility matrix, SQL 2014 was on the list so I provisioned a new Windows 2012 server with the view to shutting down the old server. As this was the only DB left on the […]


migrate vdoud director database, sql 2008, sql2014,

Update ESXi 6.0 from CLI on Standalone Host

May 24, 2017 Jordansphere VMware

In this example I will upgrading from ESXi 6.0 Update 2 to ESXi Update 3 on a standalone host. 1) Check current version: esxcli system version get Output:   2) Download the required file from VMware then upload zip file to temporary directory on the ESXi host. In this case I have created a directory called TEMP-PATCHES/ […]


Could Not Open/Create Change Tracking File 

March 6, 2017 Jordansphere Veeam

During a Veeam backup I was alerted that one of our virtual machines had shutdown. The components concerned were: ESXi 5.5 U2, vCenter 5.5 U2, Veeam 8.0,  It appeared during the backup routine a snapshot/consildation failed. When trying to power back up I had the following error: ​An error was received from the ESX host […]


Could Not Open/Create Change Tracking File, veeam, vmware,

Error 25085. Setup Failed to Register VMware vSphere Update Manager Extension to VMware Vcenter Server:

February 23, 2017 Jordansphere VMware

Problem: When upgrading Update Manger from 5.5 to to 6.0.0 U2 on a new windows machine: Error 25085. Setup failed to register VMware vSphere Update Manager extension to VMware Vcenter Server:    The installer rolled back. Looking in the logs vminst.log file located in  %Temp% VMware Update Manager-build-3545890: 02/23/17 10:49:25 INFO: Reg/UnReg extn command: ["-v […]


Error 25085, Error 255, Setup Failed to Register VMware vSphere Update Manager Extension, Vcetner, VUM,

Upgrade to vCenter 6.0 failed on vSphere Auto Deploy Waiter Firstboot

February 21, 2017 Jordansphere VMware

Problem: I was upgrading from Windows based vCenter 5.5 2e to 6.0.0. U2. The install was going fine and most services had started (including the vCenter Server service) but the installation failed on the following:   First Error: Error while configuring vSphere Auto Deploy Waiter firstboot.       Second Error: Installation of component VCSServiceManager […]


Setup Located a VCenter Server Database but Not the Companion SSL Certificates

February 16, 2017 Jordansphere VMware

Due to an SSL issue, an upgrade from vCenter 5.5 Update 2b to 6.0.0 U2 failed. Using KB:2110943 I tried replacing the certificates but after much deliberation with VMware Support, they recommended I completely uninstall vCenter and re-install it to the latest version of 5.5 (Update 3e at the time of writing). I followed the instructions from the KB:   […]


installation, ssl, vcenter, vmware,

Error: The User Associated With the DSN Has Insufficient Privileges

February 8, 2017 Jordansphere VMware

I was just about to upgrade vCenter 5.5 u2 -> 6.0 u2 . DB Server: MS SQL 2008 R2 SP2.  During the pre-upgrade checks I got the following error   Error: The user associated with the DSN has insufficient privileges Resolution: Provide sufficient privileges for the user gy granting the following permissions: * VIEW SERVER STATE […]


vCenter Service Failed to Restart After Windows Updates

February 6, 2017 Jordansphere VMware

My vCenter ( 5.5 u2) currently resides on a Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine. The OS required some Windows updates which were successfully installed and rebooted. Upon the server restart, the vCenter service failed to start. In the Event Viewer I could see the following error:   The description for Event ID 1000 from source VMware […]


VCNS 5.5 – Upgrade Failed. Root Fileystem Full

October 14, 2016 Jordansphere ESXi

When trying to upgrade VCNS 5.5.3 to 5.5.4 I was presented with this error: Message: Could not untar /common/em/downloads/image/image-vsm-vsm-5.5.4-2504419.img.dist   This suggested to me there was a partition full somwhere on the vShield Manager VM To check this: Open the console of the VSM VM. Default username/passwords are:  Username: admin Passowrd: default Enable: default #' show […]


5.5, root system full, vcns,

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