Thursday, March 29, 2012

DB2 to Postgre vCSA change

The vCenter Server Appliance in the not-released-yet 5.0.1 (5u1) version will be switching from embedded DB2 to Postgre. ARG. Drink up
Is this because the transaction log settings and otherwise working with DB2 to truncate existing tables has been an issue? I sure can't find any detailed information online with the inner workings of the DB2 db. Hopefully smoother sailings than I've had so far.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

vDR email spam

Crazy crazy amounts of email spewing from a vDR 2.0 appliance. VMware says this is a known bug and you could turn off email alerts and/or reboot your appliance on a regular basis. Drink Up.

Come on  guys, really? That's not acceptable. How about I limit the number of outgoing packets per day on port 25? It worked this morning... but long term I hope that VMware is fixing this bug.

iptables -A OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 25 -m limit --limit 10/day -j ACCEPT

Also I was trying to find a config file that would have the settings for the email reports, but perhaps this isn't kept in a config or xml file. find / -mtime -1 after I made changes in the UI didn't seem to point to any text files.