Migrate vCloud Director Database from SQL 2008 to 2014

June 8, 2017 Jordansphere MS SQL

In order to upgrade vCloud Director 8.0.2 -> 8.2.0 a system requirment arose where SQL2008 was not supported. Checking the VMware compatibility matrix, SQL 2014 was on the list so I provisioned a new Windows 2012 server with the view to shutting down the old server. As this was the only DB left on the […]


migrate vdoud director database, sql 2008, sql2014,

Update ESXi 6.0 from CLI on Standalone Host

May 24, 2017 Jordansphere VMware

In this example I will upgrading from ESXi 6.0 Update 2 to ESXi Update 3 on a standalone host. 1) Check current version: esxcli system version get Output:   2) Download the required file from VMware then upload zip file to temporary directory on the ESXi host. In this case I have created a directory called TEMP-PATCHES/ […]


User Already Exists in the Current Database

May 19, 2017 Jordansphere MS SQL

Scenario: I was transferring a database (mick) from one SQL2005 server to an SQL2012 server. During the mapping of a user login (mick) I got the following the error: Create failed for User 'mick' User, group, or role 'mick' already exists in the current database   Answer:   In Studio Management you can use the follwing command :   […]


DB migratiion, MS SQL 200, MS SQL 2012, User Already Exists in the Current Database,

Finding IP Address of Device Using Cisco Switch and Router

May 18, 2017 Jordansphere Cisco

Scenario: I had a Raritan PDU that was plugged into a Cisco 2960 switch which in-turn was connected to a Cisco 6506 router. The PDU did not display the IP address and I could see it was plugged into port 24 on the switch.   To find out the IP address   Log into the […]


cisco router, cisco switch, find, Locate, mac address,

List Recovery Model and Compatibility Level for MS SQL DB

May 9, 2017 Jordansphere MS SQL

Use this query to select the recovery model and compatibility level of a DB on a MS SQL 2005 server.   select name, recovery_model_desc, compatibility_level from sys.databases


No Process Is on the Other End of the Pipe

March 29, 2017 Jordansphere MS SQL

I installed a new Windows 2012 server with SQL 2014. Logging in via Windows authentication was successful but when I tried to login via the sa account I was given the following error:   A connection was successfully established with the server, but then an error occurred during the login process No process is on […]


Could Not Open/Create Change Tracking File 

March 6, 2017 Jordansphere Veeam

During a Veeam backup I was alerted that one of our virtual machines had shutdown. The components concerned were: ESXi 5.5 U2, vCenter 5.5 U2, Veeam 8.0,  It appeared during the backup routine a snapshot/consildation failed. When trying to power back up I had the following error: ​An error was received from the ESX host […]


Could Not Open/Create Change Tracking File, veeam, vmware,

Error 25085. Setup Failed to Register VMware vSphere Update Manager Extension to VMware Vcenter Server:

February 23, 2017 Jordansphere VMware

Problem: When upgrading Update Manger from 5.5 to to 6.0.0 U2 on a new windows machine: Error 25085. Setup failed to register VMware vSphere Update Manager extension to VMware Vcenter Server:    The installer rolled back. Looking in the logs vminst.log file located in  %Temp% VMware Update Manager-build-3545890: 02/23/17 10:49:25 INFO: Reg/UnReg extn command: ["-v […]


Error 25085, Error 255, Setup Failed to Register VMware vSphere Update Manager Extension, Vcetner, VUM,

Upgrade to vCenter 6.0 failed on vSphere Auto Deploy Waiter Firstboot

February 21, 2017 Jordansphere VMware

Problem: I was upgrading from Windows based vCenter 5.5 2e to 6.0.0. U2. The install was going fine and most services had started (including the vCenter Server service) but the installation failed on the following:   First Error: Error while configuring vSphere Auto Deploy Waiter firstboot.       Second Error: Installation of component VCSServiceManager […]


Setup Located a VCenter Server Database but Not the Companion SSL Certificates

February 16, 2017 Jordansphere VMware

Due to an SSL issue, an upgrade from vCenter 5.5 Update 2b to 6.0.0 U2 failed. Using KB:2110943 I tried replacing the certificates but after much deliberation with VMware Support, they recommended I completely uninstall vCenter and re-install it to the latest version of 5.5 (Update 3e at the time of writing). I followed the instructions from the KB:   […]


installation, ssl, vcenter, vmware,

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