VCSA – Failed to execute, during Setup Wizard

When running through the Setup Wizard in the vCenter Server Appliance  version 5.5


you receive:

Failed to execute ‘/usr/sbin/vpxd_servicecfg ‘db’ write’…..



This occurs for SSO and the Database Setup

Connect to the VCSA via Console and Stop the vmware.vpxd service


Once this is down – go back to the GUI and re-run the Setup Wizard


Mount CIFS Share from NetBackup Appliance for DR File

The NetBackup Appliance with NetBackup version 7.5.x requires that the DR File be stored on an NFS Mount as well as being Email out.  However I found a post out there which shows how to configure the Appliance to Map a CIFS Share instead.

First Drop to Support, Maintanance

Enter Password and type elevate

Create a Folder in /mnt

Mkdir /mnt/<NewFolder>

Then create a CIFS Share on a Windows Server with the relevant permissions.  You will need to use a User Account and password to do the mount

Run the following command:

Mount -t cifs //<Servername>/<Share> -o username=<ADUser>,password=<password> /mnt/<NewFolder>

Go to your Catalog job and change the Location to //mnt/<NewFolder>