Reset the administrator@vsphere.local password

http://vinfrastructure.it/2014/05/reset-the-vmware-sso-password/ VMware Single Sign On is a new VMware vCenter Server components, introduced for the first time in vSphere 5.1, that manage the authentication across different VMware components both for services and users. It is not just an authentication broker but also a security token exchange providing a more secure way of accessing your vSphere … Read moreReset the administrator@vsphere.local password

Cluster warning for ESXi Shell and SSH appear on an ESXi 5.x host

ESXi host shows these errors: ESXi Shell for the Host has been enabled SSH for the host has been enabled Resolution To disable these warnings using vSphere Client: Select the ESXi host from the Inventory. Click the Configuration tab. Click Advanced Settings in the Software menu. Navigate to UserVars > UserVars.SuppressShellWarning. Set the value from … Read moreCluster warning for ESXi Shell and SSH appear on an ESXi 5.x host

The number of heartbeat datastores for host is 1, which is less than required: 2

Symptoms The datastore is not accessible by all hosts. The number of shared datastores between all hosts is less than 2. While implementing a vSphere High Availability (HA) configuration, you see this error on one of the ESXi 5.x hosts:The number of heartbeat datastores for host is 1, which is less than required: 2 The number … Read moreThe number of heartbeat datastores for host is 1, which is less than required: 2

openfiler you do not appear to have networking

ifconfig -a /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethX DEVICE=ethX http://www.networknet.nl/apps/wp/archives/383 At some point my lab Openfiler was assigned static ip address and the iSCSI target stopped to function; also it was not reachable by the web interface at tcp port id 446 anymore. Several reboots did not help to solve the problem. What happened? The network interface configuration was changed. … Read moreopenfiler you do not appear to have networking

Converting VMware Workstation Thick Disks (VMDKs) to Thin

https://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/ws_disk_manager_examples.html Examples Using the VMware Virtual Disk Manager The following examples illustrate how to use the virtual disk manager. You run the virtual disk manager from a command prompt. Creating a Virtual Disk To create a new virtual disk, use a command like the following: vmware-vdiskmanager -c -t 0 -s 40GB -a ide myDisk.vmdk This … Read moreConverting VMware Workstation Thick Disks (VMDKs) to Thin

Remotely find a Server’s Manufacturer and Serial Number

http://h41111.www4.hp.com/hps/carepack/emea_middle_east/en/getserial.html There has too often been a situation that has come up where I have needed to remotely obtain a server’s manufacturer & serial number (parts replacement, TAC case, etc…) and either the documentation that I have is incomplete, or just non-existent. There are many ways that you can attempt to get this information (ILO/RSA … Read moreRemotely find a Server’s Manufacturer and Serial Number

VMware Default Username and Passwords

http://www.vtagion.com/vmware-default-username-passwords/ vCenter Appliance Configuration Default Username and Password https://(SERVER_IP):5480 username: root password: vmware vCenter Application Discovery Manager Default Username and Password http://(SERVER_IP) username: root password: 123456 vCenter Chargeback Default Username and Password http://(SERVER_IP):8080/cbmui/ username: root password: vmware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator Default Username and Password https://(SERVER_IP):5480 username: root password: Given when deploying OVA vCenter Web Client … Read moreVMware Default Username and Passwords

Use netstat to show IPv4 versus IPv6 traffic

http://ipv6-or-no-ipv6.blogspot.ca/2013/06/use-netstat-to-show-ipv4-versus-ipv6.html If you wonder how much IPv6 versus IPv4 traffic your system does, there is an nice estimation: use “netstat -s” to show the amount of inbound packets. Packets is not the same as bytes, but assuming the IPv4 packets have the same mean size as IPv6 packets, you’re fine. The exact commands are: netstat … Read moreUse netstat to show IPv4 versus IPv6 traffic

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