Tag Archive: SSH

Remove vCenter Server NSX User Interface Plugin

For whatever reason i ran into a problem with the vCenter Server, version 7.0.1 & build number 17491160, client plugin NSX user interface plugin which was displayed with status failed. In vCenter Server virtual appliance (VA) i found a file called .com.vmware.nsx.ui.h5-6.4.5.13282012.incomplete but there was no plugin directory associated with NSX. The above file was …

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Set VMware ESXi Date & Time Using esxcli

Yesterday, 2021-03-02, i ran into a problem where one ESXi server didn’t sync it’s time with the NTP server configured. It was lagging approximately 2h, 22min & 15sec. Current UTC was 07:51:55 when it should have been 10:13 The well known command esxcli is your friend if doing this via command line via SSH. trying …

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SSH Access Using SSH Keys – Passwordless If Required

Being able to access a system without remembering 1000 different passwords all the time is really convenient and at least saves me a lot of time. SSH (Secure Shell) provides a way of doing this by using private and public keys where the private key is something you should keep for yourself and the public …

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Migrate Nutanix AHV Network Traffic From 2×1 Gbps NICs To 2×10 Gbps NICs

A while back a Nutanix AHV customer implemented 10 Gbps at their remote office so we had to change the 2×1 Gbps NICs used by their Nutanix cluster to 2×10 Gbps NICs. This blog post will cover the steps taken to achieve that and it will include Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) and Prism configuration and …

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VMware vSphere vCenter Server 6.5 Appliance Deployment using CLI

A while back i wrote a blog post about the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5  Installation & Configuration via UI and as i mentioned in the blog post there is also a command line interface option (CLI) available and this is what this blog post will be all about. The procedure is really simple …

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Nutanix Pulse

A few questions i receive from time to time when talking to customers and potential customers are: What is Pulse? What information is included in Pulse data? How to configure Pulse? How does Pulse work? Almost all of the above information can be found on the Nutanix Portal but i’ll include a short summary in …

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Upgrade to vSphere ESXi 6 via command line

The other day i had to upgrade my lab ESXi mgmt server from version 5.5 to 6.0 host via the command prompt and it’s actually pretty straight forward. I took the following steps to perform the upgrade: Download the latest ESXi version from the VMware website Log on to the ESXi server using SSH Verify running ESXi version …

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Remove vCenter Orchestrator Plugin

It is really easy to install a vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) plugin but not as easy to uninstall a plugin since you can’t do it from the use interface (UI) where you install and manage your plug-ins. However, uninstalling a vCO plugin is not something i have to do on a daily basis but it happened …

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Configure and report the ESXi host TSM-SSH service using PowerCLI

A customer contacted me the other day asking for a way to verify if the ESXi host TSM-SSH (SSH) service is running, and if so: Turn off the TSM-SSH service. Send an e-mail report including all ESXi hosts where the TSM-SSH service was stopped. The customer’s vSphere administrators sometimes enable the ESXi host TSM-SSH service …

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