Tuesday, December 22, 2015

How to enable VMware Update Manager in the vSphere Web Client

1. Make sure that you are using and have VMware vCenter Single Sign On enabled and active.



2. Verify that you have VMware Update Manager enabled as a plugin (verify that you are running the latest version of VUM. This release is after 6.0U1a. *Remember that you have to have the permissions to see the VMware Update Manager. If you don't see it under your account, check the permissions.



3. After you have verified that you have the latest version of VMware Update Manager* installed on your Update Manager Server (*This runs from a Windows Server. VMware Update Manager is NOT integrated into the VCSA appliance yet).

4. When you log in. You should see the VMware Update Manager under Monitoring.



5. Navigate and operate as normal.



6. VMware KB for issues with custom SSL certificates:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2054748

Friday, November 6, 2015

How to Uninstall Software Remotely via Command Line on Windows Using WMIC

1. Open PowerShell or Command Prompt - (Run As Administrator)

2. > wmic

3. >/node:HOSTNAME product get name,version (*This pulls the list of installed software on the workstation)


4. >/node:HOSTNAME product where name=”Package Name” call uninstall


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

How to Hide a Background in Visio 2013

1. Enable Developer Tools



2. Create Your Background and Customization File

3. Lock it down. (Enable Drawing Explorer)



4. Right click on the file name (C:\Users\etc...) and click "Protect Document" and then pick "Backgrounds". This is the Microsoft recommended method: http://goo.gl/PxS9EC 



5. Before you save the document as a template. Make sure that you open one page and select background.


6. Save and close. Your now good to go.




Friday, September 25, 2015

How to Fix /storage/core filesystem Out of Disk Space Error on VCSA 6.0U1


How to fix the error of "The /storage/core filesystem is out of disk space or inodes"


Step 1: Login to the new VCSA 6.0U1 HTML5 web client. https://ip address:5480




Step 2: Enable SSH and Bash Shell

Step 3: Login as root and type "shell" at Command> shell

Step 4: df -h (Check if it's out of space)

/dev/mapper/core_vg-core               50G   50G     0 100% /storage/core

Step 5: Stop the services of VCSA: 

hostname: # service vmware-vpxd stop
hostname: # service vmware-vpxd status (make sure it is stopped)

Step 6:  cd /storage/core

Step 7: rm -rf *.tgz (be CAREFUL...do this in the wrong directory and you will be retrieving from a backup.)




Step 8: service vmware-vpxd restart


Step 9: history -c

Step 10: Refresh the browser (https://ip address:5480). Now it's all green





Sunday, September 13, 2015

How To Add Google Back to Default Search After Accidental Deletion

If you have accidentally deleted my dear sweetheart Google from Google Chrome.

The way that you put it back is to go to the "Hamburger" --) Settings --) Manage Engines and then re-add Google back.

After you type "https://www.google.com/ add the following "search?q=%s" and then make it Default.


Monday, June 29, 2015

How to Sysprep Windows Server 2012R2


1. Open CMD Prompt as an administrator (Run As Administrator)



2.  Open SysPrep and run it. Change into the directory and run the sysprep.exe file and reboot.


3. When you get done. Make sure you "Quit" so that it doesn't keep popping up after reboots.


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Trendmicro Deep Security 9.5. Failed to download VIB. ESXi can't connect to DSM Port 4119

Ok. This error is experienced when using Trendmicro Deep Security 9.5 (seems to be other versions also). The problem is that the Trendmicro Deep Security manager isn't resolving DNS queries to the ESXi host. Don't get crazy with it...it really is that simple.

"Failed to download VIB. ESXi can't connect to DSMP Port 4119." This error happens when your trying to upgrade ESX Filter Driver's from one version to a later and more current version. (This is when you see the error window pop up.)

1. Don't try to manually install the VIB file in ESXi through vCLI or any other direct means.

2. Just check the DNS settings on each VMware ESXi host and confirm that your DNS settings are correct. If your getting this error, it's because something is not resolving DNS or (worst case scenario). You have some networking issues.

3. Check your vCenter settings for each ESXi host first before getting hardcore into troubleshooting. (NOTE: Yes. This is the windows vCenter client screenshot. I will only use the horrible new web client when I am absolutely forced to use that junk.)


4. Now that you have re-verified and "fixed" your DNS IP addresses and FQDN's for the domain suffix. Right-click on the "Upgrade Recommended" and run "Upgrade Filter Driver" again.


5. Now the host will enter maintenance mode, reboot and then come up as "Prepared". Be patient. Sometimes it takes a few minutes for the ESXi hosts to boot.