Checking the Status of a vSphere Consolidation via CLI

January 18, 2021 Jordansphere VMware

Issue: To check the status of a snapshot consildation you can use two methods to confirm its progress and whether its still running:   Solution Interactively check the filestamps on the vmdk files: SSH to ESXI host and CD into the directory of the VM watch -d 'ls -luth | grep -E "delta|flat|sesparse"' Output Every […]


Internal Error Occurs During VMware vCenter Server Database Pre-upgrade Check

May 20, 2020 Jordansphere VMware

Problem   When attempting to migrateion from Windows vCenter 6.0 U3 to VCSA 6.7 U3 the pre-upgrade checks failed with Internal error occurs during VMware vCenter Server Database pre-upgrade check   Migration-assitant.log Error: Internal error occurs during VMware vCenter Server Database pre-upgrade checks. Resolution: Please search for these symptoms in the VMware Knowledge Base for any […]


The Signature of the OVF Package does Not Match its Content

May 19, 2020 Jordansphere VMware

Issue I had exported an OVF template from a vsphere 6.0 vCenter and the target woud not accept the OVF unless I edited the XML and removed a specific device (this should be a different post). Thie import worked on vsphere 6.5 and 6.7 but when trying to import into another vsphere 6.0 I got the […]


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Upgrade NSX-T from 2.5.1 to 3.0

April 24, 2020 Jordansphere NSX

Upgrade NSX-T 2.5.1 to 3.0 Please find the step-by-step process for upgrading NSX-T 2.5.1 to 3.0  1) Download NSX Cloud Upgrade Bundle for NSX-T 3.0.0 from Vmware.com website. 2)  Log into NSX-T Manager Node (DO NOT USE VIP) Go to System -> Upgrade -> Upload MUB file -> {Select file} -> Upload This will upload […]


Analytics Service Registration with Component Manager Failed

April 22, 2020 Jordansphere VMware

Scenario: I attempted to migrate a vsphere 6.0 U3 environment to 6.7 U3. This included a VCenter (Win 2008), External PSC (Win 2008) and external MS SQL 2008 (Win 2008) to the  VCSA with external PSC appliances.   Issue During the PSC imigration  the following error appeared – after the new appliance was deployed and old PSC […]


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Change iSCSI Adapter Name – ESXi 6.7

February 27, 2020 Jordansphere ESXi

Problem I accidentally forgot to set a hostname before making the iSCSI software adapter live..There are no datastore attached to the host yet but i like the IQNs to be recognizable.   Solution This ESXI was newly created so please don't use these commands on a live system unless you've done your due diligence – or […]


Cryptographic Error: Trusted Certificate Entries are Not Password-protected Keytool

November 12, 2019 Jordansphere SSL

Problem When replacing the certificates on a vCloud Director 9.5 installation, I ran the configure command and the following error occurred. cryptographic error: trusted certificate entries are not password-protected keytool   Troubleshooting Upon investigation of the keystore file it appeared that the keytool -storetype JCEKS -list -v -keystore certs.ks <snip> Alias name: http Creation date: 29 […]


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vRops Vcloud Director Tenant Portal – Access Denied after Upgrade to 2.2

September 26, 2019 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Problem After upgrading from vcloud director tenant portal 2.0 -> 2.2 all tenants were getting an Access Denied error when trying to view via Operation Manager drop down     Resolution All looked okay. The Services were started and no errors anywhere. The fix was to simply disable -> re-enable plugin Access per tenant (like below)


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Debug NSX Edge Traffic

September 24, 2019 Jordansphere NSX

OS: NSX Edge: 6.4.x   Show routing table show ip route   Show Interfaces show int   Display debug information on a specific interface debug packet display interface {int_name} eg debug packet display interface vNic_2   Display debug information on specific interface and remote host debug packet display interface {int_name} host_{IP Address}  eg debug packet display […]


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Route Commands on ESXi, VCSA, Linux & Windows

August 28, 2019 Jordansphere Linux

Sample route commands    Windows Show routing table route print Add a persistent route ROUTE -p ADD MASK   ESXi Show routing table esxcfg-route -l  Show routing table for specific stack esxcfg-route -l -N (stack name) Add route esxcli network ip route ipv4 add –gateway –network   VCSA Show routing […]


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