ElasticSearch Tutorial: Creating an Index and Querying

Elasticsearch is a highly-scalable document storage engine that specializes in search. Elasticsearch comes with reasonable default settings, but it will also easily scale to being able to search hundreds of millions of documents with sub-second latency. As you’ll see in this tutorial, the JSON-based nature of Elasticsearch, along with its simple REST API, make it Read more about ElasticSearch Tutorial: Creating an Index and Querying[…]

How to reset the root password for VCSA 6.x

In general, I tend to store all my passwords in something like KeePass or some other password management tool. I also have a habit of jotting down credential details in the annotation or notes field for any VM I create for testing purposes. This serves as a quick self-reminder whenever I need to log on a VM and Read more about How to reset the root password for VCSA 6.x[…]

Resetting the VMware vCenter Inventory Database

Resetting the VMware vCenter Inventory Database The call for help started like this, “The customer cannot connect to the Inventory Services page in order to build a Server 2012 Template.”  Upon talking to the customer, the problem was that they were unable to access anything in the vSphere web client; the error displayed stating that the Read more about Resetting the VMware vCenter Inventory Database[…]

ESXi 6.0 reports “error code: 15” during Remediate update in VUM operation

  Another vCenter another ESXi with problems applying last updates. In this case is a HP DL360 G9 with ESXi 6.0 build 3568940. Using VMware Update Manager to scan it shows 17 updates to install, stage is 7(the rest are older versions), when remediate the host we get this: Remediate entity esxi721.localdomain. The host returns Read more about ESXi 6.0 reports “error code: 15” during Remediate update in VUM operation[…]