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VCSA vmware-vpxd Service Won't Restart After Upgrading to 6.0 U2

You navigate to the VMware Web Client and you get this 503 Error: 503 Service Unavailable (Failed to connect to endpoint: [N7Vmacore4Http20NamedPipeServiceSpecE:0x7fe4a805cc90] _serverNamespace = / _isRedirect = false _pipeName =/var/run/vmware/vpxd-webserver-pipe) Cause: (SSL Certificates wouldn’t issue automatically after reboot for service vmware-vpxd Compounded Problem: (Clearing logs under ~/.* **root**) – Specifically, clearing ~/.pgpass  ( Lesson Learned: NEVER EVER CLEAR FILES UNDER ~/. Except .bash_history on templates creation only !!!) Fix: Kill all the services running vpxd 1. ps -ef | grep vpxd 2. kill ### 3. Re-add the ~/.pgpass file with the PostGreSQL password 4. vi /et c/vmware-vpx/embedded_db.cfg 5. Copy the password you see between PGUSER_PASSWORD=’ password here ‘ 6. Put the password back in ~/.pgpass localhost:5432:VCDB:postgres: password here localhost:5432:postgres:postgres: password here localhost:5432:VCDB:vc: pas

How to Convert a CD/DVD to an ISO File

Do you need to convert a CD or DVD to an ISO file for a virtual environment, etc? Windows: 1. Download InfraRecorder (Be aware of Junkware for FOSS Software on Windows). IR is on the GPL:  http://infrarecorder.org/?page_id=5 2. Install the InfraRecorder Software (Next...Next...Done) 3. Launch the Application 4. Click on " Read Disc " 5. Select your location to save the .ISO file 6. Let it finish....it's baking! =) 7. Click Ok. Upload, Save or do whatever with the ISO! You can also create a bootable USB. (I use Rufus...it's reliable and fast:  http://rufus.akeo.ie/ ) Ubuntu Linux or Mac: Refer to this Article on HowToGeek http://www.howtogeek.com/228886/how-to-create-iso-files-from-discs-on-windows-mac-and-linux/