Find Location of SSO Server

July 6, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Issue I needed to find the location of an SSO server in vCenter 5.5   Resolution In the web client go to : {VCENTER} -> Manage -> Settings -> Advacned Settings -> config.vpxd.sso.sts.url


vMotion Failing : Error 195887167

June 22, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Problem New install of vSphere 6.5. When trying to vMotion a VM from one host svesx01 ( to another host svesx02 ( the process failed with the following error:   Failed waiting for data. Error 195887167. Connection closed by remote host, possibly due to timeout. Migration [175211275:8050715817357496887] failed to connect to remote host <> from […]


All Interfaces of the Edge Gateway are in use – vCloud Director

June 4, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

  Problem A customer tried to create an Org VDC network which connected to an edge Gateway. The following error message appeared:  All Interfaces of the edge gateway are in use   Resolution: It appears the customer had hit the limit (10) of maximum number of interfaces allowed on the Edge as described in this KB2042799  […]


The Given Key was Not Present in the Dictionary – vsphere 6.0

May 22, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Problem I tried to Storage vMotion a VM and noticed that the vCetner and ESXI hosts had suddenly became unlicensed in vsphere 6.0. Looking in the licensing section the following error appeared "the given key was not present in the dictionary" The manage vsphere licenses was also greyed out. Alternativey I tried to log in to […]


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 […]


esxi, ovf, unsupported hardware, virtual box,

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 issue a vCloud Director administrator will […]


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.  


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


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 […]


Upgrade vCloud Usage Meter From to 3.6.1

January 26, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Source VCUM :  3.6.01 – Target VCUM :   3.6.1 –   Process: 1) Deploy VCUM 3.6.1 from OVA on same network 1) Log into the source VCUM ( as root and enable SSH # service sshd start 2) Log into the target VCUM 3.6.1 ( as usgmtr and migrate data # migrateum 3) […]


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