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port reset failed dell display link

Posted by paris on Feb 8, 2016 in Random

Unknown-USB-device-Port-reset-failedUpon plugging in a Dell USB Docking Station to a laptop which uses Dell’s Display Link as the video driver , the USB ports mapped through correctly with the ethernet , however the Graphics part of the docking station displayed in Device Manager as Port Reset Failed

Unplugging and plugging back in did not resolve as well as a reboot of the Operating System

Moving the USB to another port on the company reinstalled all the drivers from scratch and after it was setup , I could move it back to the orignal USB Port

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Veeam Storage version [3701403] is not supported for read-only access.

Posted by paris on Feb 7, 2016 in Random

Veeam[1]After copying a VBK and VBM file from one server to another , after a test restore the following error showed up in the logs and in Gui

Storage version [3701403] is not supported for read-only access.
                               --tr:Failed to open storage for read access. Storage: [\\path\to\file.vbk].
                               --tr:Cannot apply patches stored in folder [HostFS://\\path\to\file.vb[41e6829d-533e-480f-8b38-3726d3fa47a2 (vm-4628)]]
                               --tr:Failed to build restore point.

After my own research ( Trying to copy it locally ) and contacting Veeam support , it turns out the VBK file was corrupt some how. Recopying the file resolved this issue

 

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Cannot login to Veeam One Reporter ( Veeam One Business Reporter works )

Posted by paris on Feb 5, 2016 in Research

veeam_box_ONE[1]After installing Veeam One , login to Veeam One Business View worked , however Veeam One Reporter with the same login details came back with 

The specified username or password is not correct. Provide new credentials and try again.

After Checking the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Veeam\Veeam ONE Settings\VeeamOneSettings.exe and what the service was started as these where all correct.

I was using firefox to login , so I tried with Internet Explorer with the same details and it worked straight away!

 

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Network Adapter Card stays unconnected in VMware

Posted by paris on Feb 3, 2016 in Fixes

vmware_view_pilot-5132020[1]Recently spun up a new Windows 7 virtual machine on an ESX cluster. After installing VMware Tools and rebooting the machine , the NIC card would stay unconnected. You would tick the connected box , restart the machine and the Tick would untick.

The default port limit on a vSwitch if you don’t use VLAN’s to segment traffic is 120. So when you hit this limit the above happens. I increased the port limit on each host to double. The VSphere client says you need to reboot the host to apply this , but I just vMotioned the machines from one to another which seemed to fix the problem.

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Google Apps Not Recieving emails ( Incoming )

Posted by paris on Feb 1, 2016 in Random

googleapps[1]Recently a customers computer was compromised and gmail password stolen , to be used to send all contacts an email with the body 

“Please find enclosed document referred to the mail subject.”

Which had virus attached.

The user’s computer was cleaned , and passwords changed , however incoming email was not working only outgoing.

Check through the MX records seemed fine, telneting to Google Servers proved the same.

In the end I spotted it , the attacker had created a filter to delete all incoming messages ( so when he spammed the contact list with the virus , the user would not know about all the NDR’s and emails back from users ).

Clever I guess but did take a while to find!

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Apollo Camper Unfair Delayed Cleaning Fee Charge

Posted by paris on Jan 30, 2016 in Random

apollo[1]Recently hired a camper from Apollo Camper ( branded Hippy Camper ) which ran really well for a week. On delivering the vehicle back to the rental company , the Van was checked , found with no problems and the deposit was returned with a printed slip proving this was the case. All ok , or so we thought.

Fast forward 4 hours later, and I receive an email saying that during cleaning of the vehicle , dirt was found under the cushions and table that needed a through clean and they had debited my credit card 150$ plus credit card fee for this privilege!

Where Apollo screwed up here was , returning the deposit and providing me with piece of paper to prove this, null and voided the contract I had with them, which means they could no longer hold onto my credit card details, so the company charging my credit card was fraud. That ontop of one of their personnel checking round the vehicle and giving the thumbs up on return proved he had not done a good enough job to the companies standards.

Rather than going through the your fault , my fault with Apollo , the deposit was deposited on an Amex , so the charge had been added to the Amex. Amex is one of the best Charge Dispute teams, where only a phone call and email of evidence will start a free dispute against the third party. 2 Weeks later Apollo had not even responded to the dispute so the full charge was credited back to me minus any interest they had charged. Hopefully a lesson and solution to anyone else with the same problem with Apollo.

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Disconnected / Disabled Mailbox Re-added

Posted by paris on Jan 28, 2016 in Fixes

Opening OWA produced the following error : A mailbox couldn’t be found for Domain\User. If the problem continues, contact your helpdesk.

Opening Outlook produced  Outlook cannot open the file because it is not associated with the default

Even though the user was in the GAL , Sending a user an email produced the following bounce back:

#554-5.2.1 mailbox disabled 554 5.2.1 STOREDRV.Deliver.Exception:AccountDisabledException.MapiExceptionMailboxDisabled;

Run this after Disabling a Mailbox ( it’s a nightly job otherwise ) 


Get-MailboxDatabase | Clean-MailboxDatabase

 

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How to restore PostgreSQL Database from Veeam backup without a Dump ( flat file )

Posted by paris on Jan 28, 2016 in Research

postgresql_1[1]Unzip your backup dir somewhere convenient where you have full read/write permission as your normal user account.

Assuming that the c:\users\myusername\desktop\postgresql folder contains the folders named bin, data, lib, etc:
 
Open a cmd shell
 
cd C:\ManageEngine\OpsManager\postgresql
 
bin\pg_ctl start -D C:\ManageEngine\OpsManager\postgresql\data
 
psql -U postgres -h127.0.0.1 -p13306 OpManagerDB
 
#for other Postgres DB you might not need to list the port/ip ( no -h -p )

If psql connects OK disconnect with the \q command then promptly make a dump of the database:
 
bin\pg_dump -Fc -U postgres -h127.0.0.1 -p13306 OpManagerDB -f mydb.dbbackup mydb

 

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No Windows PowerShell snap-ins matching the pattern ‘VeeamPSSnapIn’ were found.

Posted by paris on Jan 20, 2016 in Random

Veeam[1]Trying to get the Solarwinds Veeam Backup and Recovery Template working, After installing the powershell plugin via BPS_x64.msi, when trying to run Powershell commands , I could not include to the Veeam VeeamPSSnapIn. 

 

Turns out it hadn’t installed and referenced the .dll properly , below can be saved as .reg files and run , depending where your Veeam.Backup.PowerShell.dll is located

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\PowerShellSnapIns\VeeamPSSnapIn]
"PowerShellVersion"="2.0"
"Vendor"="Veeam"
"Description"="This is a PowerShell snap-in that includes the Veeam's cmdlet."
"VendorIndirect"="VeeamPSSnapIn, Veeam"
"DescriptionIndirect"="VeeamPSSnapIn,This is a PowerShell snap-in that includes the Veeam's cmdlet."
"Version"="8.0.0.0"
"ApplicationBase"="C:\\Program Files\\Veeam\\Backup and Replication\\Backup"
"AssemblyName"="Veeam.Backup.PowerShell, Version=8.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=bfd684de2276783a"
"ModuleName"="C:\\Program Files\\Veeam\\Backup and Replication\\Backup\\Veeam.Backup.PowerShell.dll"

 

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\PowerShellSnapIns\VeeamPSSnapIn]
"PowerShellVersion"="2.0"
"Vendor"="Veeam"
"Description"="This is a PowerShell snap-in that includes the Veeam's cmdlet."
"VendorIndirect"="VeeamPSSnapIn, Veeam"
"DescriptionIndirect"="VeeamPSSnapIn,This is a PowerShell snap-in that includes the Veeam's cmdlet."
"Version"="8.0.0.0"
"ApplicationBase"="C:\\Program Files\\Veeam\\Backup and Replication\"
"AssemblyName"="Veeam.Backup.PowerShell, Version=8.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=bfd684de2276783a"
"ModuleName"="C:\\Program Files\\Veeam\\Backup and Replication\\Veeam.Backup.PowerShell.dll"
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VMware LUN Path Selection Policy ( PSP )

Posted by paris on Jan 20, 2016 in Research

clip_image0024[1]When provisioning a new VMware host important things to configure

1) NTP Server
2) IP of Management with DNS Name
3) Portgroup Names
4) Syslog Server
5) SNMP Trap for monitoring
6) Renaming Local Datastore to something with the server name other than datastore1
7) Nic Teaming

Another thing that is also important to setup is the pass selection policy. Depending on the SAN Manufacturer they will tell you the recommended policy e.g. https://vstorage.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/optimising-vsphere-path-selection-for-nimble-storage/

1) Fixed
2) Round Robin
3) Recently used

Most of the time it will be Round Robin

This can be changed via Command Line

esxcli storage nmp satp set -s VMW_SATP_ALUA -P VMW_PSP_RR

or through the VMWare Client

Go to Configuration Tab on Host , go to Storage , Go to Properties of Datastore and click Manage Paths

When changed make sure no VM’s are on the host as this could disrupt them

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