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VMware: Call "FileManager.MakeDirectory" for object "FileManager" on vCenter Server "server.domain.local" failed.

January 9th, 2013 2 comments

Today I created some new NFS volumes at a NetApp FAS2040, after I configured the datastores in vSphere I couldn’t write files and folders, warning message:

Call "FileManager.MakeDirectory" for object "FileManager" on vCenter Server "server.domain.local" failed.

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Solution:

I forgot (stupid me) to configure the correct access rights, in the NetApp OnCommand System Manager: 

Storage > Exports > select Export Path > add the correct rights + IP addresses for the configured VMware VMkernels: 

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I added the IP-addresses from the VMkernel ports with Root Access and I was able to create new files to the datastores.

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VMware: No SSH access after upgrade to vSphere 4.1

August 13th, 2010 No comments

After upgrading the datacenter from vSphere 4.0 to 4.1 I was unable to connect with my service account “esxuser” by putty or console or Veeam to make some backups, warning message: Access denied

I changed my password a few times.. maybe it was changed, I restarted the SSH service.. no luck.. I created a new account with shell access but still the same deny!

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Solution:

Connect direct your ESX console by VI client, go to Permissions tab and add your service account with Administrator rights:

 

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Yeah, I was able to connect again with my service account.. 🙂

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VMware: ESX 4.1 Active Directory Integration

July 24th, 2010 No comments

Since vSphere 4.1 there’s a possibility to connect your ESX server into Microsoft Active Directory, how do you configure this:

– Connect directly to your ESX host

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– Make sure your DNS servers are correct configured on the host + add the host by FQDN in your DNS server in your domain;

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VMware: How to revert root user role from "Read-only" to "Administrator"

July 24th, 2010 17 comments

Today on the Dutch VMug forum somebody got some trouble to connect a ESX host after changing the “root” permissions from Administrator to Read-only. Nice problem to find a solution, I created the same situation in my test environment.

Situation:

User: Root – Role: Read-Only

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Solution:

… but you can still login at the console or putty session.. so what to do:

Edit the authorization.xml file: nano /etc/vmware/hostd/authorization.xml

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Lead (Sr.) Consultant by UNICA ICT Solutions. Sander has over 15 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization and modern worksplace.

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