vSphere Webclient Not Redirecting After SSO Repoint

July 20, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Problem: After repointing to a new SSO server (see http://www.jordansphere.co.uk/split-sso-server-in-vsphere-5-5/ ) the webclient was stil re-directing to the old login screen (for the old SSO server).   Resolution: Edit the following file: C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\proxy.xml and change the hostName value from old to new – as shown in the example below: <e id="21"> <_type>vim.ProxyService.RedirectSpec</_type> <accessMode>httpAndHttps</accessMode> <hostName> sso02.jordansphere.co.uk </hostName> <port>9443</port> <redirectType>permanent</redirectType> <serverNamespace>/vsphere-client</serverNamespace> </e> […]


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 […]


Installing Puppet Agent on Ubuntu 16.04

June 19, 2018 Jordansphere Linux

Problem: When trying to install the puppet agent on an Ubuntu 16.04 server the following error appeared Command:&nbsp; ​curl -k https://puppet:8140/packages/current/install.bash | sudo bash   % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed 100 25756  100 25756    0     0   162k      0 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–  163k […]


This Tenant Does Not Allow Managing Any of Their Backup Servers Remotely

June 7, 2018 Jordansphere Veeam

Issue Veeam 9.5, Update 3. Veeam Cloud Connect A handy feature from Veaem 9.5 U2 allows Service Providers the option to connect to the tenants console in order to troubleshoot. When trying to open up a remote console from SP to tenant the following error appeared This tenant does not allow managing any of their backup servers […]


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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 […]


Zabbix VMware Monitoring Authentication Error

April 24, 2018 Jordansphere Zabbix

Issue Upon connecting to vCenter for the first time the following error was thrown up byt the Zabbix server   Cannot complete login due to an incorrect user name or password     Troubleshooting Find vmware poller processes. In this case its 2154 & 2155 # ps -aux | grep vmware zabbix   2154  3.7  1.9 […]


Configuring Management IP Address via Equallogic CLI

April 20, 2018 Jordansphere Equallogic

Scenario: I installed a new EQL but didn't want to physically connect into the ISCSI network to configure the management IP addressing. An alternative is to use the CLI to configure the settings: Resolution: 1) Console to the EQL 2) Select the member you'd like to configure dr-eqlgrp01> member select dr-eql0 3)  Activate the Mangement NIC. […]


Reset Equallogic Password via CLI

April 20, 2018 Jordansphere Equallogic

Scenario: I wanted to re-delpoy a standalone Equallogic 6210X but had neither the password or even the IP address of the device Resolution: Steps  1) Console on the Equallogic and powercycle the device 2) Press CTRL+P on boot 3) Use the following commands: EQL> setenv RESETPASSWORD 1 EQL> reload This should reset the password back to […]


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