Recover from VCSA 6.5 503 Service Unavailable

I noticed that my DR VCSA was down when I could not reach it from the Production VCSA in enhanced link mode. I tried to connect directly to it and received the error: 503 Service Unavailable (Failed to connect to endpoint: [N7Vmacore4Http20NamedPipeServiceSpecE:0x00007f9b48016e80] _serverNamespace = / action = Allow _pipeName =/var/run/vmware/vpxd-webserver-pipe)   I SSH’ed to the […]

Viva Las vSAN – VMworld 3 day count down

  I used to think that it was not proper to deface your computer with decals handed out around conferences, but now I realize my Mom was wrong and it is OK to play with stickers even as an adult. I think stickers are a way for me to remember where I have been and […]

“Cannot execute upgrade script on host” During upgrade from ESXi 6.0 u3 to 6.5

After upgrading vCenter from 6.0 to 6.5 i created an VUM upgrade baseline for the hosts with Dell image (VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0-4564106.x86_64-Dell_Customized-A00.iso).   During remediation i received the event “Cannot execute upgrade script on host”.   After trying the steps in KB 2007163 I did not see the events the described in the vua.log I did see […]

My thoughts on WGU

A couple people have asked recently about my experience with WGU so i though i would pass on some info on my experience. I completed the BS Network Administration Degree in just under 2 years after transferring in credits from my AA.   I finished my associates degree before starting this program and everything […]

Veeam 9.5 Restore SQL to Another Server

Veeam 9.5 Restore SQL to Another Server Restoring a DB from a SQL Server 2012 backup to a different SQL server with SQL 2014 Express installed.  Using Veeam 9.5 U1. I left in the issues you would encounter along the way.  Required destination SQL server firewall ports and SQL server configuration.     Start an […]

VSAN Inaccessible VMs

VSAN Power outage VM’s inaccessible.

Let start this off with a recent issue I had in my VSAN home lab. After a recent power outage i was surprised to see that HA had not powered on my VM’s after the hosts were back up.  I opened vSphere to each host and found the VM’s were inaccessible. I scanned for new […]