vSphere Health detected new issues in your environment 6.7

Symptom:  You start seeing the alarm “vSphere Health detected new issues in your environment” and it won’t go away. I wrote about this alarm with one cause: Memory Exhaustion with a Tiny deployment in my other blog. If you navigate to your vCenter appliance website (https://vcenter.company.com:5480) and see memory warnings, check the fix in that …Read More…

How to fix or change vCenter root password expired 6.5 and 6.7

 Symptoms Your vCenter 6.5 or 6.7 server automatically expired your root password You left the default setting to expire the root password in your vCenter Appliance When you try to log on to the management website :5480 with root, it says the password is expired. You know what the root password is. How to …Read More…

How to fix Netapp expired self-signed certificate by creating a new one

Symptom: You are using ONTAP 9x (your Netapp is fairly new, within the last 4-5 years.  These instructions probably don’t apply to old Netapp devices) Symptom: When you look at the diagnostic logs on your Netapp, you get a warning that the certificates are expiring or expired: Event:mgmtgwd.certificate.expiring: A digital certificate with Fully Qualified Domain …Read More…

How to disable continuous scrolling on Kindle – turn on page flip

Problem:  Your Kindle Fire or Android Kindle App displayed a message about the new “continuous scrolling” (finger drag) feature and you turned it on. Now you can’t flip pages anymore and there is no option to turn it off!! Solution:  Follow the below steps to get your Kindle back to page swipe mode! Did you …Read More…

How to fix “Cannot apply changes to this Internet Shortcut” Windows

Symptoms: Windows Server 2016 , Windows Server 2019 , or Windows 10 Trying to change the URL shortcut path on a start menu item. Error: “Problem with Shortcut” “Cannot apply changes to this Internet Shortcut” The file is NOT read only You are logged on with an admin account For example, you want to change the shortcut …Read More…

No, your computer isn’t slow.

How many times has this happened to you… You buy a brand new computer and things are great!  You can browse the web at speed.  Programs open and close when you ask.  Life is good. Then time goes by – maybe a year.  You’ve accidentally opened some sketchy websites (clicking links on Facebook is more …Read More…

How to fix vSphere and vCenter datastore reverting to old size

Symptoms: You increased the size of a datastore in the past, but now when you open vCenter, you see the old (smaller) size displayed.  There may be low disk space warnings. Web client for vCenter 6.5  and vSphere 6.5  and probably vCenter 6.0 and vSphere 6.0 If you refresh the datastore information, the correct size …Read More…