JNewmaster

NSX – Add Logical Router Interface Blank Error

I am yet to open a support case for this but after upgrading to vSphere 6.5 U1 with NSX 6.3.2 I am unable to create a new logical router interface.

After entering the information and pressing “OK” I received a blank error as seen below.

nsx_error

If you are in a pinch and need to get the interface set up ASAP and you have Powershell and PowerNSX installed then go ahead and replace your values in the script lines below and run that. It should successfully create the new interface even though the GUI has the blank error.

Connect-NSXServer
$logicalswitch = Get-NsxLogicalSwitch -name LogicalSwitch1
Get-NsxLogicalRouter NSX-DLR | New-NsxLogicalRouterInterface -Name LogicalSwitch1 -Type Internal -ConnectedTo $logicalswitch -PrimaryAddress 192.168.180.254 -SubnetPrefixLength 24 -MTU 1500
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Capture Network Traffic on Windows With No Extra Software

Open powershell or CMD and run this on the server to capture the network traffic.

netsh trace start capture=yes Ethernet.Type=IPv4 CaptureInterface="Local Area Connection"

Once you have done what you wanted to capture the traffic for, stop the capture.

netsh trace stop

Copy the output file to your workstation.
Copy from

(Server) C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\NetTraces\NetTrace.etl
To
(workstation) C:\Users\jnewmaster\Desktop\NetTrace.etl

Install the additional powershell commands by installing Microsoft’s Message Analyzer

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44226

 

Create a file on your desktop called convert_etl_to_cap.bat with the following contents

powershell -command "import-module PEF; $s = New-PefTraceSession -Path '%~n1.cap' -SaveOnStop; $s | Add-PefMessageProvider -Provider '%~1' ; $s | Start-PefTraceSession"

 

Now drag the .etl file onto the .bat file and it should create a new .cap file in the same folder. (How long this will take depends on how long your capture was run for).

 

Open the .cap file in Wireshark to analyzer the traffic.

 

 

Credit to:

https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/No+Wireshark+No+TCPDump+No+Problem/19409/

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/yongrhee/2013/08/16/so-you-want-to-use-wireshark-to-read-the-netsh-trace-output-etl/

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/canberrapfe/2012/03/30/capture-a-network-trace-without-installing-anything-capture-a-network-trace-of-a-reboot/

Install Nutanix on ESXi Links

 

Download Nutanix Community Edition

http://next.nutanix.com/t5/Discussion/Download-Software/m-p/3188#U3188

Download .vmdx file from here

https://www.virtuallifestyle.nl/2015/06/nextconf-running-nutanix-community-edition-nested-on-fusion/

Instructions on how to install here

https://kallesplayground.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/step-by-step-how-to-install-nutanix-ce-nested-on-vmware-esxi/comment-page-1/

Instructions to set virtual disk to SSD within OS

https://kallesplayground.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/running-nutanix-community-edition-nested-on-vmware-workstation/

 

vCenter VCSA Critical HowTos

Access Bash Shell

http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2015/03/how-to-changedeploy-vcsa-6-0-with-default-bash-shell-vs-appliancesh.html

Upload/download files from VCSA 6.0+ using SCP

http://www.virtually-limitless.com/vcsa-6/unable-to-scp-into-platform-services-controller-psc-or-vcenter-server-appliance-6-0/

Check VCSA services

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2109887

Reset VCSA root password

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2069041

Adding USB Drive to fstab For Apache /www Directory on Raspberry Pi

Apache permissions issue encountered while moving apache /var/www directory to /media/usbstick on the Raspberry Pi with Debian

Solution at http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1448092.html

sudo blkid to find UUID of device
sudo mkdir /media/usbstick
vi /etc/fstab and add line
UUID=3C52-C8C5 /media/usbstick vfat user,umask=000,utf8,flush,noauto 0 0

(Make sure to replace the UUID in the line above above with your devices UUID)

Credit for solution goes to Morbius1 at ubuntuforums.org

VSphere 5.1 vCenter Console Slowdown

I have successfully upgraded a VSphere environment to 5.1 and everything seems to be working perfectly besides the fact that the console now takes upwards of 15 seconds before it comes into view from black. This is in contrast to the previous vCenter 5.0 server that I had configured with half the memory which took less than a few seconds to come into view from black.

It appears I am not the only one with the issue.
http://communities.vmware.com/message/2118652

 

VMware vCenter 5.1 Simple Install Fresh Installation SSL Error

UPDATE: I started another vCenter 5.1 server from scratch and installed all the components manually in the correct order. I was then able to log into the vCenter server through the vspher client. This server is now in production and appears to be working correctly.

vSphere 5.1 was released recently.

I tried setting up a new vCenter Server 5.1 on a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 server with the Simple Install option. Installed smoothly without error. Now unable to connect to new vCenter server with the following error. It appears I am not the only one with the issue. http://communities.vmware.com/thread/420143

I will be sure to update this post with the solution. I am about try installing without the Simple Install option.