This morning I faced a strange issue in my vSphere Lab when a wanted to login to VAMI interface – of course to install the newly released “vSphere 6.7 U1” update.
I opened the VAMI URL for my Platform service controller (PSC): https://<FQDN>:5480 and typed in my root credentials as a normally would. However, the only thing that showed on the screen was a message saying: “Unable to login”.
After this I tried to type in my password multiple times to make sure that I was actually typing in the correct one, but still, I just got the same error message.
This blog post is not about the L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF -> VMware KB56931) but about the HTAware Mitigation tool version 188.8.131.52 (HTAwareMitigation-184.108.40.206.zip) that seems to have issues when used on single hosts (instead of clusters) – here is the problem that I have observed.
You run the command:
Set-HTAwareMitigationConfig -VMhostName <hostname> -Enable
Get-HTAwareMitigationConfig -VMhostName <hostname>
Get-HTAwareMitigationConfig not working on single host
As you might see the “Set-HTAwareMitigationConfig -VMhostname <hostname>” command doesn’t seem to do anything!
So, you find yourself in a situation where you have lost the root password for your ESXi host(s). Luckily there are multiple ways of resetting it – but the best method depends on the exact situation. Ill try to outline three different scenarios (of course, more exists) – maybe your are placed in a completely different scenario but maybe this post can help you anyway.
Ill like to highlight that after updating “Veeam Backup and Replication” to “version 9.5 update 3a” you might start to see warnings like this in your Veeam status reports:
Warning: [TDB]Unable to update SQL backupset for instance : Code = 0x80040e09 Code meaning = IDispatch error #3081 Source = Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server Description = The UPDATE permission was denied on the object ‘backupset’, database ‘msdb’, schema ‘dbo’.
I recently wanted to make sure that my lab environment was on the latest VCSA version (Platform Service Controller and vCenter) so I went to the VAMI interface on my PSC and quickly discovered that there were no updates – that’s was strange because my PSC was at build 8217866 (build 220.127.116.1100) and according to the vSphere version list KB2143838 there has been released some newer versions Continue reading
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My name is Christian Møller and i have been working in the IT industry since 2004. I’ve been working with a lot of different stuff in my carrier but one thing that has been keeping me busy since 2006 is VMware. In year 2006 GSX and ESX was the new hot thing (at least for me) so it also made sense to get a VCP3 certification which i got in 2007.
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