EnterpriseVault clienttest.gif failed,

recenely i was strugleing to the fix the issue with the one of enterprise vualt client computer where user was not able to access the archived email

https://evalias.veritas.com/EnterpriseVault  url from the client browser and it was working.


28/01/2019 12:59:59.536[7088][M]: HaveConnection::ExecuteTest – Connection test to: xxxxx/EnterpriseVault/clienttest.gif failed

28/01/2019 12:59:59.538[7088][M]: HaveConnection::ExecuteTest (80184779) – Ending connection

28/01/2019 12:59:59.538[7088][L]: ~HaveConnection::ExecuteTest

28/01/2019 12:59:59.538[7088][H]: Could not contact the EV web server (https://serveralias/EnterpriseVault) directly

28/01/2019 12:59:59.539[7088][L]: DesktopCommonConfig::GetSetting: 0x0

28/01/2019 12:59:59.539[7088][M]: Desktop Setting: RPCOVERHTTPPROXYURL

28/01/2019 12:59:59.540[7088][M]: Value: https://serveralias/EnterpriseVault

28/01/2019 12:59:59.540[7088][L]: ~DesktopCommonConfig::GetSetting: 0x0

28/01/2019 12:59:59.541[7088][H]: Trying the Alternative Web Application URL (https://serveralias/EnterpriseVault)

in my case ev tries to connect the vualt server but due to some certificate related issue it was redirected to the exhcnage RPC URL .

Resolved after removing the below checkbox from the internet explorere seeting

Check for Publisher’s certificate revocation

Check for server certificate revocation*

Check for signatures on downloading programs




How to reset VMware vSphere ESXI 6.5 evaluation licenses

In case   you want to reset the ESXI evaluation license for more 60 days to run your virtual machine on it . Below are the tested command to reset license

  1. Ssh the ESXI host and login with the root access
  2. Run

rm -r /etc/vmware/license.cfg

cp /etc/vmware/.#license.cfg /etc/vmware/license.cfg

/etc/init.d/vpxa restart


Reboot the ESXI host


How to apply esxi offline bundle (Upgrade)

Here are the some command to upgrade ESXI , there are many ways to upgrade the ESXi host , here i am sharing command to upgrade ESXI host from the offline bundle.

Nutanix provides one click hypervisor upgrade but if you choice to do one by one still steps are applicable.

copy the files to  ESXI datastore

migrate the running VMs to other host

if Nutanix , shutdown CVM

Place the host in Maintenance mode

ssh ESXI host

esxcli software sources profile list -d /vmfs/volumes/default-container-56642316230438/VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-4564106-depot.zip

(dry-run) to make sure command will work fine

esxcli software profile update -d //vmfs/volumes/default-container-56642316230438/VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-4564106-depot.zip -p ESXi-6.5.0-4564106-standard  –dry-run

now run the command without (dry-run) to start the upgrade

esxcli software profile update -d //vmfs/volumes/default-container-56642316230438/VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-4564106-depot.zip -p ESXi-6.5.0-4564106-standard

upgrade will finish in second and reboot the host

esxcli system version get