WTF – VMware Update Manager 6.0 Install

I remember installing this was much easier back in da day…. First problem Trying to find vmware update manager. There is no download link for it on vmware website. After much searching you’ll find it in the vcenter iso. Second problem .net 3.5 sp1 installation in windows 2012 can only be done through server manager. This […]

How to Start vSAN Observer

Remote desktop to vcenter server Open command prompt and run C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VirtualCenter Server\support\rvc\rvc.bat Enter password Enter in prompt -> cd localhost/<Datacenter> cd computers/<Cluster name> vsan.observer –run-webserver –force –no-https ./ Note: Type ‘ls’ to see listing and you can also use tab for autocomplete datacenter and cluster names Open in browser http://localhost:8010/   http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/files/2014/08/Monitoring-with-VSAN-Observer-v1.2.pdf

Headache – VMware Inventory Services – Error Starting Services

look for ds.log in “c:\programdata\vmware\infrastructure\inventory service\logs” [2014-11-07 04:01:00,622 WrapperListener_start_runner FATAL com.vmware.vim.dataservices.WrapperListenerImpl] Error starting service: org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name ‘instanceUUID’ defined in class path resource [server/config/server-config.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean ‘store’ while setting bean property ‘targetObject’; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name ‘storeFactory’ defined in class path resource [server/config/query-server-config.xml]: Invocation […]

Vsan Observer for VMware Virtual SAN – Error getting time

vsan.observer VSAN-CLUSTER –run-webserver –force %admin%@%vCenter% OpenSSL::X509::CertificateError: error getting time then you can just add the –no-https at the near end of the script like vsan.observer VSAN-CLUSTER –run-webserver –force –no-https %admin%@%vCenter% Then load http://vCenterServer_hostname_or_IP_Address:8010  

headache: updating zimbra ldap authentication servers

To change or add an additional ldap server to your zimbra configuration follow the commands below: [email protected]:~$ sudo -s [sudo] password for server: [email protected]:~# su – zimbra [email protected]:~$ zmprov getDomain itheadaches.com | grep LdapURL zimbraAuthLdapURL: ldap://192.168.90.204:389 zimbraGalLdapURL: ldap://192.168.90.204:389 [email protected]:~$ zmprov modifyDomain itheadaches.com zimbraAuthLdapURL “ldap://192.168.90.204:389 ldap://192.168.90.205:389 ldap://192.168.96.204:389” [email protected]:~$ zmprov getDomain itheadaches.com | grep LdapURL zimbraAuthLdapURL: ldap://192.168.90.204:389 […]

headache – zimbra amavis ldap search failed

Mar 7 18:47:34 mta-02 amavis[7173]: (07173-02) (!)lookup_ldap: do_search: failed: LDAP_OPERATIONS_ERROR Mar 7 18:47:34 mta-02 amavis[7173]: (07173-02) (!!)TROUBLE in process_request: do_search: failed: LDAP_OPERATIONS_ERROR at (eval 116) line 538. All I did was run these commands as zimbra zmamavisdctl stop zmamavisdctl start http://www.zimbra.com/forums/installation/1971-zimbra-stoped-working-overnight.html

headache – zimbra status page not updated properly

http://www.zimbra.com/forums/installation/34003-admin-console-server-status-page-show-stopped-services-6.html I followed the post above. I was running ubuntu on the logger service instead so I checked /etc/rsyslog.d/60-zimbra.conf link above uses centos. before: local0.* @mbox-04 local1.* @mbox-04 auth.* @mbox-04 local0.* -/var/log/zimbra.log local1.* -/var/log/zimbra-stats.log auth.* -/var/log/zimbra.log mail.* @mbox-04 mail.* -/var/log/zimbra.log after: local0.* @mbox-01 local1.* @mbox-01 auth.* @mbox-01 local0.* -/var/log/zimbra.log local1.* -/var/log/zimbra-stats.log auth.* -/var/log/zimbra.log mail.* @mbox-01 […]

headache – zimbra server status page error

Message: error while proxying request to target server: Connection refused Error code: service.PROXY_ERROR Method: [unknown] Details:soap:Receiver Error found with the proxy in log file: /opt/zimbra/log/mailbox.log The mbox was trying to access a new mbox that wasn’t setup properly. http://wiki.zimbra.com/wiki/Removing_A_Mailstore Run through the checks in the above link and found that there was still a user […]

help – Zimbra logs big. Out of space

My zimbra mailbox server was not working and discovered that I was out of space. The first file I emptied was /opt/zimbra/log/zmlogswatch.out This file was 300GB. I saw in the zimbra forum that it was okay to delete this file. Second my zmconfigd would not start because my / was full. I had tons of […]

headache – VMware Concurrent svMotions Per Datastore Limit

currently when you enter maintenance mode on a datastore, the vcenter will initiate i think 8 svmotions (storage vmotions) which takes quite a toll on our SAN. I’ve been following this thread: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/331892 which pointed me to this blog entry: http://www.boche.net/blog/index.php/2009/01/05/guest-blog-entry-vmotion-performance/ A Cold Migration has a cost of 1 and a Hot Migration aka VMotion […]

zimbra admin account locked out headache

login to command line of zimbra mail box ran ‘zmprov sp [email protected] newpassword’ change [email protected] to your admin account. change new password to desired password. http://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=Zmprov

Add portgroup and vlan via CLI

Add a portgroup to a vSwitch –> esxcli network vswitch standard portgroup add –portgroup-name= –vswitch-name= esxcfg-vswitch -p “” -v esxcfg-vswitch -p “VLAN XX” -v 900 vSwitch1

remove expire for oracle database users

run export and find export ORACLE_SID connect by connect user/password@(ORACLE_SID) as SYSDBA find out which accounts are expired select username, account_status from dba_users where ACCOUNT_STATUS LIKE ‘%EXPIRED%’; find out which accounts are open select username, account_status from dba_users where ACCOUNT_STATUS LIKE ‘%OPEN%’; ALTER PROFILE DEFAULT LIMIT PASSWORD_LIFE_TIME UNLIMITED; http://riaschissl.blogspot.com/2010/07/oracle-unexpire-and-unlock-accounts.html https://forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=1007887