9 02, 2016

Zeal : Offline API Doc Repository And How To Integrate With Sublime Text

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 February 9th, 2016|How To, Virtualization, vSphere|0 Comments

Recently, I was looking at an old post by William Lam did on Dash; an offline documentation browser which is very useful for holding offline copies of vSphere and other APIs. As automation of all things picks up momentum, there is every chance that sooner or later, you'll find the need to keep offline but updated [...]

2 12, 2015

How To Resolve Issues Connecting vRealize Orchestrator To Hosted ServiceNow

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Cloud, How To, Orchestrator, vCAC, Virtualization, vRA, vRO|2 Comments

On one of my vRealize Automation engagements, I was asked by my customer to integrate their vRealize Automation environment with their externally-hosted ServiceNow implementation. Now, this was a typical distributed environment and Orchestrator was buried deep inside a subnet, along with other servers within the deployment. Obviously, the machines talked to each other fine but for [...]

20 01, 2015

How to install WordPress on a Synology Box?

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:01+00:00 January 20th, 2015|How To, Synology|14 Comments

My daughter has her own Wordpress.com blog where she posts articles about whatever she finds interesting. A few days back, she asked me if she could have a ISP-hosted Wordpress blog, as she now wants have more control over things like themes and plugins etc. Before investing any money into it, I wanted to see just how [...]

29 09, 2014

vCAC 6.0.1 Upgrade to 6.1: Database Upgrade Script Error

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:03+00:00 September 29th, 2014|Cloud, How To, vCAC, Virtualization|5 Comments

While upgrading a vCAC (vCloud Automation Center) 6.0.1 environment to 6.1 a couple of days back, I hit this error message while upgrading the IaaS database, using the database upgrade script: Java version 1.7 or higher (64-bit) must be installed, the environment variable JAVA_HOME must be sent to the Java install folder, and %JAVA_HOME%\bin\java.exe must [...]

30 08, 2014

How to Repair/Reinstall vCenter Orchestrator on Windows

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:03+00:00 August 30th, 2014|How To, Orchestrator, vCenter, Virtualization|0 Comments

Recently, after an upgrade to my vCenter machine, I was left with a situation where a couple of things broke in vCenter Orchestrator. One of those was a broken password, forcing me to reset the password back to the default. The other was some corruption somewhere, ending up displaying the following error when I clicked [...]

16 07, 2014

How to reset vCenter Orchestrator’s Configuration password back to the default

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:03+00:00 July 16th, 2014|How To, vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere|8 Comments

Recently, I upgraded one of my vSphere environments from vSphere 5.5 GA to 5.5 Update 1b. It all went smoothly and nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Well, except for when I tried to use vCenter Orchestrator. The service was down and trying to start it, didn't work. It was as if it was in [...]

20 06, 2014

My New Dual-Xeon Based Nested Home Lab Machine – Part II

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:03+00:00 June 20th, 2014|Hardware, How To, Virtual Lab, Workstation|8 Comments

In the previous post, I explained the need for a new machine in my home lab and the considerations before buying appropriate components to build one. In this post, I will look at the "Physical Decision Points" and the "Bill of Materials" (read "damage") for those components. So, without further ado, let's start: Physical Decision [...]