Category Archives: Virtualization

VMware : Transfer failed: The OVF descriptor is not available

Encountering the following error while importing OVF template in vCenter? Transfer failed: The OVF descriptor is not available This is usually caused by file corruption. Either the source template is corrupted, or the corruption occurred in transit between the source and vCenter. Try first reimporting again, if failing, check md5sum signature if available, re-export the… Read More »

VMware : How to increase disk space on VCSA appliance

The VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) propose several disk sizing at the time of deployment. Eventually, disk shortage may occur, especially for the /var/log disk. This example assume you want to increase the default 10 Gb /var/log volume located on the virtual Hard Disk 5. 1. From the vCenter oe ESXi WebUI, edit the VCSA… Read More »

Linux : Morpheus Error executing action `create` on resource

Morpheus Cloud Management Platform 5.1.1 error out as followed when installing the Debian package : * file[/etc/sudoers.d/80-morpheus-app] action create * Parent directory /etc/sudoers.d does not exist. ================================================================================ Error executing action `create` on resource ‘file[/etc/sudoers.d/80-morpheus-app]’ ================================================================================ Chef::Exceptions::EnclosingDirectoryDoesNotExist ———————————————— Parent directory /etc/sudoers.d does not exist. As obviously stated in the message, the folder “/etc/sudoers.d” does not exist,… Read More »

VMware : How to extend the 60 days evaluation trial

VMware vSphere products are available for free evaluation and come with a 60 days trial period, which should be enough for most but you may be caught at some point in a situation where you need to have a bit more time to try things out. Please note that this method isn’t approved or supported… Read More »

VMware : How to remove invalid virtual machine from inventory

You may at some point end up with virtual machines marked with “Invalid” status in the vSphere Web client or vCenter. You will also notice that the contextual menu does not show up the usual options (mostly everything is greyed out) and more importantly, the “Unregister” or “Delete” options are unfortunately unavailable. Chill out, there… Read More »

VMware : VCSA upgrade vix error codes = (1, 4294967286)

You may have experienced the following behavior while trying to upgrade your vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) to 6.7.x – after submitting the IP and credentials information of the current vCenter and host, the wizard end up with error without any details. However, after downloading the log (there is a link within the red error bubble… Read More »

VMware : How to install VIB on ESXi host

Almost 10 years ago, VMware released “VMware Installation Bundle”, or commonly known as VIB, to make it easier for 3rd party and administrators to install software components to their flagship virtualization platform, vSphere ESXi. The process is quite straight forward and you usually can’t go wrong if you are installing the right VIB for the… Read More »