Split SSO Server in vSphere 5.5

October 24, 2017 Jordansphere VMware

Problem: Our current setup involved several vCenter 5.5 Servers poining to a single SSO server. A requirement arose which required each vCenter to point to its own SSO server.   Current SSO Server:   sso01.jordansphere.co.uk ( New SSO Server:        sso02.jordansphere.co.uk ( vCenter Server:           vCenter.jordansphere.co.uk ( vCenter Server:      […]


sso migration, sso split, vmware, vsphere 5.5,

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,

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,

Guest Customization Placing Local Domain in Workgroup Rather Than Domain

May 12, 2016 Jordansphere VMware

I had a Windows 7 machine that I wanted to customize in order to enter a domain in a VMware Horizon 7 environment.  However the customization wasn't working correctly and the local domain was incorrectly placed put into the WORKGROUP.    In order for the customization to work correctly you need to use the following format […]


horizon 7. guest customization, view, vmware, windows 7,

PowerCLI Script to Get Number of CPUs, RAM and Provisioned HDD Size

February 25, 2016 Jordansphere VMware

The following script looks at particular folder (finance) on a vCenter Server then for each VM gets the number of CPUs, memory in GB and calculates the combined size of all HDDs. This is then exported to a csv file.   Connect-VIServer -Server {hostname} -User {username} -Password {password} Get-Folder 'Finance' | Get-VM | Sort Name -descending| Select-Object […]


combined, CPU, esxi, HDD, memoryGB,

Extending a VMware VMDK and LVM in CentOS 6

October 15, 2015 Jordansphere Linux

In this example I will be expanding a VMDK on virtual machine running on ESXi 5.5 from 100GB to 220GB. I will then increase the size of LVM in the Centos 6.7 guest to reflect this. Its always prudent to take a clone of the VM and/or ensure everything has been backed up before attempting to extend […]


6, esxi, expand extend centos, lvm, vmdk,

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