web client service crashes java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space and java.lang.OutOfMemoryError

vSphere web client refused to start with memory errors log location: Windows: c:\programdata\VMware\vCenter\Logs\vsphere-client Appliance: /var/log/vmware/vsphere-client   wrapper.log INFO | jvm 1 | 2018/04/03 15:34:25 | Exception: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError thrown from the UncaughtExceptionHandler in thread “org.springframework.scheduling.timer.TimerFactoryBean#0” INFO | jvm 1 | 2018/04/03 15:34:33 | INFO | jvm 1 | 2018/04/03 15:34:33 | Exception: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError thrown from the UncaughtExceptionHandler […]

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Connecting to VMware appliance postgres/PSQL instance from an external computer/pgadmin

By default, the postgres instance on vCenter/vSphere replication..etc.. are configured to not accept connections from a computer on the network. On this  post, I will show you how to re-configure this to allow connections from an external box for tools like PGadmin etc.   Note: Depending on the appliance, the postgres, configuration files/paths might be […]

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vCenter Pre-upgrade fails

Error: Internal error occurred during execution of upgrade process. Resolution: Send upgrade log files to VMware technical support team for further Assistance.   Upgrade logs say: less /var/log/vmware/upgrade/bootstrap.log 2018-03-23T20:14:34.11Z ERROR transport.guestops Invalid command: “/bin/bash” –login -c ‘/opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_get_network eth0 1>/tmp/vmware-root/exec-vmware47- stdout 2>/tmp/vmware-root/exec-vmware235-stderr’ None 2018-03-23T20:14:34.12Z ERROR upgrade_commands Unable to execute pre-upgrade checks on host 10.1.0.209 Traceback (most recent […]

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Deploy A VM using OVFtool

with vCenter 6.5 the OVF Deployments via the web client  (network traffic) will need to go via the vCenter. This is an expected behavior. However, this can be worked around by using the OVF tool for deployment.  But I must advise that a small portion of bandwidth is used to send metadata information from the client […]

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