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vCloud Director upgrade fails: “cpio: chown failed – Operation not permitted”

By Antti Hurme 25/11/2013 No Comments 1 Min Read

Encountered this while making an upgrade of VMware vCloud Director which ended up with an error message “cpio: chown failed – Operation not permitted” as the very beginning when starting the execution of the .bin file. The error has to do with vCloud Director using a NFS share for the transfer folder (/opt/vmware/cloud-director/data/transfer ) and as such doesn’t reside on the vCD Cell itself.  In the NFS server share configuration you…

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VMware tools on Linux CentOS 6.x

By Antti Hurme 14/10/2013 5 Comments 1 Min Read

Installing VMware Tools on Centos 6.x is quite simple, here is a short reminder on how to do it. The examples below are for the base version of ESXi 5.1 and 5.5. If you have 5.1 Update 1, change the repository accordingly. You can also use the “latest” repository. You can browse the VMware tools repository with the following URL: http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/index.html   CentOS 6.x 64-bit vSphere ESXi 5.1 yum -y install…

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MySQL NDB Cluster setup on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

By Antti Hurme 09/01/2013 23 Comments 9 Min Read

This post is is a guide on how to create a MySQL cluster on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server distribution. I will not go trough basic Ubuntu installation as that can be expected a pre-requisite when creating an MySQL cluster. I will try to cover every aspect of the installation process and touch some parts regarding testing. There is another excellent guide behind the following link which has pretty much the…

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