Determine vCenter Build in 5.5

March 22, 2019 Jordansphere VMware

To check the vCenter build: 1) via C++ Client Help -> About VMware Vsphere   2) Via Web Client Home -> Vcenter -> vCenter Servers -> {Select vCenter server} -> Summary 

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Remove Datastore from Datastore Cluster in vCloud Director

March 8, 2019 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Current Setup vCloud Director :   9.1 vSphere:               6.5 We have a datastore cluster with 2 datastores inside. As you can seee there are two datastores. saneql01-01 is the datastore I want to remove and is showing as empty Note: The official recommendation was to "remove the tag in vCenter and […]

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NSX Manager Disconnected from vCenter

March 6, 2019 Jordansphere NSX

Problem We noticed NSX Manager had become disonnected from both the lookup service and vCenter   Troubleshooting   Check Connectivity From NSX Manager # debug connection {IP_of_vCenter} PING 10.63.240.1(10.63.240.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 10.63.240.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.205 ms 64 bytes from 10.63.240.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.134 ms 64 bytes from 10.63.240.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.096 ms […]

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Upgrade Zabbix from 3.4 to 4.0 with Pacemaker/Corosync

February 6, 2019 Jordansphere Linux

Here are the instructions for upgrading Zabbix from 3.4 to 4.0 in a HA setup in a  Pacemaker and Corosync environment. In this particular setup there are 6 servers – depicted below Two web front ends Two Zabbix Servers Two DB servers   Steps Pre-requisite: As this was running in a VMware environment I snapshotted each […]

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Zerto: VMDK Cannot Be Synced Because It Is Inaccessible

January 18, 2019 Jordansphere VMware

Problem After upgrading vSphere 6.5 to 6.7 U1 the VPG I was protecting failed witn the error: VMDK cannot be synced because it is inaccessible  Troubleshooting The vsphere user  (linked to AD) account used with zerto had access to the DS I was already using Zerto 6.5 U2 -which was the first release that supported […]

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A General System Error Occurred. Failed to SSH connect to Peer Node

January 17, 2019 Jordansphere VMware

Problem A general system error occurred. Failed to ssh conenct peer node xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx   vCenter: 10.34.59.1 Peer: 10.34.59.2 Witness: 10.34.59.3   Troubleshooting SSH is enabled on the primary VC (10.34.59.1) The peer deployed correctly and I could ping it via the HA link using HA IP addreses. However, I could not telnet on port 22 to […]

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UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY

December 6, 2018 Jordansphere Linux

Problem A CentOS VM was rebooted but failed to start with the following error: /dev/ampper/VolGroup-lv_root: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY Solution 1)  Enter CLI {Enter root password} 2) Run filesystem check . In my case. # fsck -y /dev/ampper/VolGroup-lv_root 3 Reboot system # reboot  

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Change Default Gateway of NSX Controller

December 5, 2018 Jordansphere NSX

Problem A default gateway on the IP Pool servicing the NSX controllers had been mistyped during installtion. I needed to change this so my montioring system could route traffic to the 3 controllers.   Versions: NSX .6.4.3 vCenter 6.7   Caveats NTP Server was on a different subnet so current controllers could not route to […]

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vCloud Director 9.5 – The VCD Entity Does Not Exist

November 28, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Problem When logged in as a vCloud Sys Admin in the Tenant (HTML5) interface and trying to delete any ISO from the Media section in vCloud Director 9.5 the following error appeared:   Resolution VMware have identified this as a bug and are working on a patch. The workaround is to login in as an orginization […]

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Backup Postgres DB and Rotate using Logrotate – CentOS

November 5, 2018 Jordansphere Linux

Here is a rudimentary script to backup a specific Postgres DB. Logrotate then takes care of the log rotation. As you'll see below we will keep 7 days worth of compressed files.   #! /bin/bash # This script is called from logrotate /etc/logrotate.d/my-dumps # It backs up myDB every evening and logrotate takes care of compression […]

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