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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Cross vCenter-vMotion Fails

August 22, 2019 Jordansphere VMware

Scenario: Site A (source) – vCenter 6.0 U3 – Vmks in vmotion TCP/IP Stack Site B (destination) – VCSA 6.7 U2 – Vmks in vmotion TCP/IP Stack Error Message on destination host: From vpxa.logs on destination host 2019-08-15T12:40:47.088Z cpu57:2346322)WARNING: Migrate: 6189: 1565872539754355 D: Migration considered a failure by the VMX.  It is most likely a timeout, […]


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VCSA Backups Fail

August 22, 2019 Jordansphere VMware

Issue Using FTPS to backup the VCSA 6.7 U2 configuration I got the following error: Error: Structure com.vmware.appliance.recovery.backup.job.details.info has a union with a field not required for this case = end_time Resolution Investigating the issue it appears the FTP login was a success and the directories were created successfully but when the process tried to […]


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File System Specific Implementation of LookupAndOpen[file] Failed

August 15, 2019 Jordansphere Veeam

Issue: A Veeam Proxy VM halted during a back up run and powering back on was unsuccessful   Troubleshooting When trying to restart I was presented with the following error and the VM failed to start File system specific implementation of LookupAndOpen[file] failed   Solution Upon further investigation the Veeam Proxy had a Hot-Added disk still attached. I […]


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Vmkping Using vMotion Stack

August 14, 2019 Jordansphere VMware

Issue: I wanted to test connectivity via the vMotion Stack on a vSphere 6.7 host   Syntax   vmkping -I {vmk} -S vmotion {IP} eg vmkping -I vmk1 -S vmotion  


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SSO Drift – The Authentication Server Returned Error

June 18, 2019 Jordansphere VMware

Problem In a Vsphere 6.5 environment running an external PSC we had an issue where the time occasionally drifted leaving users unable to login. The VCSA and PSC both synced with the same NTP servers but seems to occur now and again.       Resolution To fix the issue, SSH to both VCSA and PSC […]


A Server error occurred, The authentication server returned an unexpected error nso:RequestedFailed, The error may be caused by a malfunctioning identity source,

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