FortiGate DNS: Serving DNS Databases
Aug15

FortiGate DNS: Serving DNS Databases

Fortigate DNS KB ID 0001796 Problem A colleague rang to ask if I had any thoughts about a problem that they were having, we do a lot of VMware VCSA upgrades for customers, the process fails if there is no DNS resolution of the FQDN during the upgrade process. We had tried to fix the problem by creating hosts records (typically we don’t have access to the client’s DNS servers that run in the virtual environment). I had...

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ESX SD Card?
May06

ESX SD Card?

KB ID 0001785 Problem For a while it’s been common knowledge that running ESX 7.x from a server that boots with an SD-Card is a no no. VMware themselves said (originally) that they would not support it. Then they said they would ‘sort of’ support it, if there was additional persistent storage. Then in the past week they’ve said, VMware will continue supporting USB/SD card as a boot device through the vSphere...

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VMware – Cannot Cut, Copy, or Paste to VM’s
Apr20

VMware – Cannot Cut, Copy, or Paste to VM’s

KB ID 0000515 Problem Ever since ESX 4.1 this feature has been disabled and you have been unable to paste to VM, VMware say in their own documentation: Source (Page 215 – ESX Configuration Guide ESX 4.1 vCenter Server 4.1). To turn this feature back ON you have a few choices. Please be aware: We are talking about copy and pasting TEXT to and from a guest VM NOT files and folders. Solution Option 1 (Enable Copy and Paste to VM an...

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vSphere Disable Timeout
Apr19

vSphere Disable Timeout

KB ID 0001118  Problem One annoying thing about the vSphere web client is the fact it throws you out after a period of inactivity. Now I know there are straight forward security reasons for this, and on a production environment thats fine. But on my test network theres just me, sighing every few minutes and logging back in again. As the ‘Flash’ client is getting depreciated I’ll concentrate on the HTML5 client, but...

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Download VMware Converter
Apr11

Download VMware Converter

KB ID 0001778 Problem If you try and Download VMware Converter, you will find VMware ‘pulled’ the files because of a zero day exploit that’s associated with the software, the VMware official posting you can find here. (they are working on publishing a replacement.) Download VMware Converter If you are adamant you want to use this tool and accept the risks associated with doing so Download the newest version here....

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Upload Files to VMware Datastore Fails
Apr11

Upload Files to VMware Datastore Fails

KB ID 0001777 Problem Whilst attempting to upload an ISO into a VMware datastore this morning, I got this error; The operation failed for an undetermined reason. Typically this problem occurs due to certificates that the browser does not trust. If you are using self-signed or custom certificates, open the URL below in a new browser tab and accept the certificate, then retry the operation. Solution I’ve encountered this exact...

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