vROPS Changing Node Address

17/03/2015 // 0 Comments

Hello, Vmware made a great leap forward for Operations Manager renamed vRealize Operations Manager. It’s 6.0.1 version is already out. Unfortunately, there are some manual processes on some settings including Node Address change and IP change of nodes. I try to ease these operations with this guide. Recently, I had some issues about the “Node Address” of a node, I needed to change the DNS entry of a Remote Collector (Not IP Address), after some research I finally found a quick way to do it. As you can see below picture remotenode01 dns name is seen to be remotenode3.vsphere.local (or the node name is wrong) and I want to fix that. Changing the IP address is a tricky process and there are some guides in blogs. I will try to explain changing the DNS name of an any node. You can check the “Resources” if you want to change the IP address of the nodes. Before starting anyting Check the version of the vROPS, I did this with 6.0.1. Snapshot! Get the snapshot of “ Snapshot! Get the snapshot of “ALL NODES“. Enable the SSH service on all nodes by using this command:  service sshd start Open SSH consoles for all nodes. Open Admin panel of vROPS (https://yourvropsmasternodeaddressorip/admin) Process Open the Admin panel of Master node and take Cluster Offline. Wait for all nodes to be offline. Open SSH sessions; beginning with Master Node, stop the vmware-casa service for each node:  service vmware-casa stop Open this file with your favorite editor:  /storage/db/casa/webapp/hsqldb/casa.db.script Find the  ip_address  entry, there should be one for all nodes. There is a slice_name  entry but I guess it is just visual name of the nodes, so you can try to change it too. Change the old IP address or DNS address with new one in the file for all nodes. Save and exit. Beginning with Master node, start […]

vCloud Director – Enabling Uber Admin

12/05/2014 // 0 Comments

vCloud Director has a hidden window which you can enable debug mode and change thumbnail settings from. This feature is enabled on all versions of vCloud Director. Although 5.5 version is not listed in the Vmware KB (#2006922) it works in this version. Login to the vCD and click “Help” menu on upper right screen. Click “About”. Click CTRL+SHIFT+U on the keyboard:   Source: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2006922