Fix for Cron Failing on VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5

drew 19 Apr , 2017 1 Comment VMware

When trying to enable scheduled jobs via cron on VMware VCSA 6.5 I kept seeing the errors below, and my job would not run. 2017-04-19T09:56:01.996673-04:00 VCSA crond[104661]: PAM _pam_load_conf_file: unable to open config for password-auth 2017-04-19T09:56:01.996797-04:00 VCSA crond[104661]: PAM _pam_load_conf_file: unable to open config for password-auth 2017-04-19T09:56:01.996907-04:00 VCSA crond[104661]: PAM _pam_load_conf_file: unable to open config for […]

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VMware vCenter Storage View is blank/not updating

drew 12 Mar , 2012 0 comments VMware

We upgraded our VMware infrastructure to v5 back around the time it was released late last summer. Since then I’ve been having an issue where the Storage View feature of vCenter would not load. I would receive a mostly blank screen that has a link to update the Storage View. Clicking that link had 0 […]

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VMware ESX/ESXi 4–Windows Server 2008 R2 Mouse Choppy <Solved>

I had made a previous post a while back about the mouse being choppy while using the VMware console with Server 2008.  I stated in that post that as of that writing, there was no fix for 2008 R2.  There appears to be a fix now, however.  The server I’m running is ESX 4.1.0-348481 (which […]

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VMware ESX/ESXi–Find All Snapshots

One of the best things about virtualization is the ability to take snapshots of virtual machines while running or while powered off.  This saves countless hours spent taking backups of VM’s prior to upgrades or critical reconfigurations.  If the change causes problems, simply revert  back to the snapshot that you took beforehand. It is best […]

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VMware Server 2.x – a nightmare

drew 09 Mar , 2010 0 comments VMware

For the past year and a half we’ve been running one VMware product or another.  We started with VMware Workstation and Server, and while Workstation proved to be (and continues to be) an invaluable tool, Server just wasn’t cutting it.  I had used Server 1.x at home to host a few virtual servers without any […]

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