ViPR SRM Explore Reports and Topology Maps

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert **Disclaimer: I am an EMC employee, this post was not sponsored or in any way required by my employer, it is my experience getting to know this particular product.** Up until now I went through a basic ViPR SRM installation, getting a basic single VM environment setup. […]

Configuring CentOS to to send logs to Nagios Log Server

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Now that Nagios Log Server is installed, it’s time to get some log files in there. I got myself all fired up ready to comb through page after page of documentation to figure out how to set it up… then those nice folks over at Nagios did […]

vRealize Automation Error Code: 500 when submitting license key

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Chalk this up in the “useful error messages” column. When you attempt to enter a license key in the vRealize Automation appliance you receive “Error code: 500.” Now when I saw this I immediately thought “internal server error,” however in the case of vRA it may simply […]

Video: Prepare CentOS 6.x virtual machine for cloning

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert In my last video, we walked through how to install VMware Tools for CentOS 6.x. Now we are going to prepare the virtual machine for cloning. This requires we remove a specific file; /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules. This file contains the MAC address for the virtual machine. Once removed, the […]

VMware Application Services Linux deployment hangs at agent_bootstrap node setup

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert When deploying an Application Services blueprint, you notice that the workflow does not move past the 2nd step in the provisioning process – agent_bootstrap node setup, however the previous step which renames the virtual machines appears to work fine.  In this scenario you have also successfully installed […]