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 […]


Zerto – Delete from Disk and Remove From Inventory Grayed Out

January 29, 2018 Jordansphere Zerto

Problem A customer did a Zerto test failover for a few VMs , however it failed. They ended up deleting the VPG and recreating it. This allowed them to complete the failover test and live migrate from Primary to DR (which is where these boxes will live). However, they were left with the old VMs in an unstable […]


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) […]


Get ESXi Version and CPU Model via PowerCLI

January 10, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Script: The following script will report the name, version, server hardware and CPU model of all ESXi hosts in the vCenter.   get-vmhost | select Name, @{N='ESXi version';E={"$($_.Version) $($_.Build)"}}, @{N='ESXi Hardware';E={"$($_.ExtensionData.Hardware.SystemInfo.Vendor) $($_.ExtensionData.Hardware.SystemInfo.Model)"}}, @{N='ESXi CPU Type';E={$_.ProcessorType}}   Output:


Reset Lost Root Password – CentOS 7

January 4, 2018 Jordansphere Linux

Issue: I lost the password for my CentOS 7 virtual machine in my cloud VDC.    Resolution: To reset the root password we will firstly need to boot into single user mode. Use the following steps: 1)  Reboot the VM. During startup press "e" in grub menu  2. Find the line starting with linux16.   […]


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NSX Network and Security Tab Disappeared in vCenter

November 24, 2017 Jordansphere NSX

Issue: I noticed the Network & Security tab was not visible in a vCenter 5.5 Web Client. This had worked previously.   Troubleshooting: Upon investigation in the NSX Manager it appeared the Lookup Service URL was showing as disconnected   Resolution: To fix the issue we had to click Edit then re-enter the credentials.   


Install Open VM Tools on CentOS 6

November 20, 2017 Jordansphere Linux

Use the following commands to install Open VM Tools (open-vm-tools) in CentOS 6   1. install EPEL repository  yum -y install epel-release   2. Install Open VM Tools yum -y install open-vm-tools   3. Start Open VM Tools service  service vmtoolsd start  


Transfer Spooling Area is not Writable in vCloud Director

November 17, 2017 Jordansphere Linux

Issue: During a new install of vCloud Director 8.20 on Centos 6.9 the service failed to start properly for the first time.      Troubleshooting: I investigated log files # tail -f /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs/cell.log Output: Application Initialization: 'com.vmware.vcloud.common.core' 100% complete. Subsystem 'com.vmware.vcloud.ui-vcloud-webapp' started Application Initialization: 'com.vmware.vcloud.common.core' complete. Server is ready in 1:05 (minutes:seconds) Successfully handled all […]


Create NFS Share in CentOS

November 16, 2017 Jordansphere Linux

This document describes the process of creating an NFS share on a fresh install of CentOS 6. I will be sharing the directory /home/share for use in a test vCloud Director environnment. I will have two servers connecting to the NFS share ( and     Firstly its always wise to run an update […]


Renew SSL Certificates in vCloud Director

November 14, 2017 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Firstly you wil need to renew your certificates via your chosen CA. I will not delve into the instructions in the post but essentially you will need to create a .csr (my.csr) using a private key (myprivate.key) and password.  You should receive the root & intermediate files along with the certificate (my.crt). Copy these to […]


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