Permissions for source files in SCCM

Before creating Software Creation packages in SCCM, you need to set up permission on source files. If the permissions are not setup correctly you see this error in “SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER”

error 2306:The source directory "\\<server>\<share>" for package "xxx00000" does not exist. The operating system reported error 5: Access is denied.

These two articles will give you more information:

http://chadstech.net/wiki/index.php?title=File_Share_for_package_source_files 

http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/1090-share-and-ntfs-permissions/

How to Remove Plug-ins from vCenter

Some back ground about the issue :

I removed a plugin from Add/remove Programs of vCenter server but still it was showing up in the vSphere client. I was able to  enable/disable it but could not remove it from the list of available plug-ins in Plug-in Manager. This becomes an issue specially when you don’t want people ( vmware admins and non-admins)  to see any such plugin when they  connect to vCenter server from the vSphere client.

To resolve the issue I followed this VMware KB article, which worked like a charm:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1025360 

Please also refer to these links for more info on How to Remove Plug-ins from vCenter :

http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2010/07/how-to-unregister-vcenter.html

http://www.viktorious.nl/2012/05/06/vcenter-howto-remove-a-plugin-from-the-plugin-manager/

http://www.running-system.com/how-to-remove-an-old-disabled-plugin-from-plugin-manager-in-your-vcenter/comment-page-1/

Creating CentOS template for vSphere ESX

I came across of online resources for creating CentOS template for vShphere/ESS, keeping here for self notes:

mentioned on this blog (http://ninet.org/2012/09/deploy-centos-6-from-vmware-template/) - Before you convert the VM to a template.

rm /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

sed -i ‘/HWADDR*/d’ /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

sed -i ‘/UUID*/d’ /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

(This also applies to SLES 11 SP2 (use /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth)

Another URL :https://peterpap.net/index.php/Creating_a_CentOS%5CRed_Hat_VMware_template

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