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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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 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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Syncing Active Directory Time with NTP Server

August 20, 2018 Jordansphere Windows

Problem The Domain Controllers (Windows 2016) were around ~20 seconds out of sync.  I wanted to sync it with   Solution 1) Find the PDC On a host on the domain run the following command: NETDOM QUERY FSMO   2) Log into the PDC server (normally primary DC) On a command line with elevated permissions: w32tm […]


Install Zabbix Agent on Windows

March 16, 2018 Jordansphere Windows

In this post I will be deployig Zabbix Agent (3.4.6) onto a Windows 2012 R2 system   1. Download the Zabbix agent on the target machine. The .zip file can be downloaded directly from the Zabbix website. 2.  Unzip the download to c:\Zabbix 3.  Copy C:\Zabbix\ to c:\Zabbix\zabbix_agentd.conf 4. Edit zabbix_agentd.conf Server=,{Zabbix_Monitoring_server} Hostname={your_server_name} 4. Install […]


Check Uptime on Windows Server

October 17, 2017 Jordansphere Windows

To find the uptime on a windows server Open a command prompt Start -> run -> Cmd Then type:   net statistics server   Find Statistics since line:   This tells you when the server was last rebooted.


SSL VPN-Plus Client Fails to Connect

July 19, 2017 Jordansphere NSX

After upgrading from vShield Edge 5.5.4 -> NSX Edge 6.2.4 -> then converting to Advanced Gateway in a vCloud Director (8.20) environment all of my SSL VPN connections failed to establish. The following appeared:   "Error: Connection to gateway failed. Please contact your administrator for SSL VPN-Plus gateway settings."   Looking at the version it appeared I […]


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 […]


IMAP Mail Not Received Unless Toggle Work Offline in Outlook 2013

June 25, 2015 Jordansphere Windows

Scenario: I recently started using Outlook 2013 to connect to my IMAP account. No mail was received unless I clicked Work Offline then Work Online. When I pressed Send/Receive All Folders nothing happened although it looks like it was just looping around synchronising.       I tried creating a new profile, reparing Outlook 2013 and […]


User, group or role ‘RSA_user’ already exists in the current database

February 19, 2015 Jordansphere MS SQL

Scenario: I backed up the vCenter SSO database and copied & restored it from an SQL2005 to an SQL2008 server. This worked fine but when I tried to add the user mapping I got the following:   Create failed for User 'RSA_user'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.smo) This occurred because the user I was trying to add already existed in […]


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