Migrate vCloud Director Database from MSSQL to Postgres

October 24, 2018 Jordansphere MS SQL

As vcloud director 9.5 is the last iteration to support MS SQL we decided to migrate the database to Postgres Here are the instructions to migrate the database   Pre-requisites 1) Snapshot all Cells 2) Snapshot MSSQL DB 3) Backup MSSQL DB   Procedure: 4) Shutdown all cells  service vmware-vcd stop      5) On […]


Configure Load Balancer on NSX Edge

October 4, 2018 Jordansphere NSX

The following guide describes how to set up LB on an NSX 6.4.1 Edge   1. Click Manage tab -> Load Balancer -> Edit -> Global Configuration -> Enable Load Balancer -> Enable Logging       2. Under Pools -> Select + (sign) -> {Enter details like below}  3. Click + (sign) -> {Enter details like […]


Adding vNICs in UCS Causes vmnic Reorder in ESXi 6.5

October 3, 2018 Jordansphere Cisco UCS

Problem I added two new vNics to UCS. When I rebooted I realised there was something wrong. One of my iSCSI paths was down and one of the new vmnics wasnt working at all.   Troubleshooting After much investigation it appeared that the NICS in the ESXI had been re-ordered. Looking at the UCS I […]


Configure RabbitMQ for vCloud Director 9

October 2, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

In this example we will be using the Web interface for configuration. 1. Login via http:\\{IP}:15672 to with administrator credentials   2. When logged in. Click Exchanges tab -> Add a new exchange -> {Enter details like below}   2. Create user  Select Admin tab -> {Enter credentials like below) -> Add user   When created […]


rabbitmq, vcloud director 9,

Invalid PEM Data Received for Private Key – NSX Edge

September 25, 2018 Jordansphere NSX

Problem   When attempting to import an SSL certificate into an NSX Edge firewall I got the following error: Invalid PEM data received for private key     Resolution The private key was in PKCS#8 which is not a valid type for import. Export it to PKCS#1 using the following command: openssl rsa -in original.key -out […]


Install RabbitMQ for vCloud Director 9

September 19, 2018 Jordansphere Linux

Here are the step-by-step instructions to install RabbitMQ. This install will be used for a vCloud Director 9.1 installation. Desired versions: Rabbit MQ :  3.7.7 Erlang: (>19.3 is required for Rabbit MQ 3.7.7)   1.   Install EPEL yum -y install epel-release   2. Create Erlang Repo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/rabbitmq-erlang.repo Inset this […]


How to Setup NTP on CentOS 7

September 19, 2018 Jordansphere Linux

This is a quick start guide to set up NTP on Centos 7   1. Install NTP service yum install ntp   2.  Start service systemctl start ntpd   3.  Enable service systemctl enable ntpd   4. Edit NTP configuration vi /etc/ntp.conf Edit values for "server" eg # Use public servers from the pool.ntp.org project. # […]


centos 7, ntp, quick guide,

VCD: A General System Error Occurred: Weak Password: Not Enough Different Characters or Classes

September 13, 2018 Jordansphere vCloud Director

Problem When trying to prepare a host (after an unprepare) in vCloud Director 8.20 (ESXi 6.0) I got the following error:   Remote call failure on host [vcId=8af60e1e-3f9d-4d01-a69b-0f4c94e7f09a, moref=host-590541]. Error string was " A general system error occurred: Weak password: not enough different characters or classes. Please refer to the log for more details.".     […]


The pending transaction requires 242 MB free space, however the maximum supported size is 239 MB

September 13, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Problem   When trying to update the Dell MEM from 1.2 to 1.5 on ESXi 6.0 I got an error 15 in Update Manager   Using esxcli update method I was presented with the following error:    The pending transaction requires 242 MB free space, however the maximum supported size is 239 MB.  Please refer […]


Unable to SSH or HTTPS to ESXi 6.5 Host

September 7, 2018 Jordansphere ESXi

Problem I was unable to connect to an ESXi host via SSH and HTTPS. However, DCUI still worked (and the host was still connected in vCenter) so we knew the password was correct   Troubleshooting Logging in via the DCUI and connect to the ESXi Shell (ALT+F1) Check the user is not locked out: pam_tally2 –user […]


« Previous Posts Next posts »

Powered by WordPress. Designed by elogi.