Now that 2018 is coming to a close, it is interesting to look back and see that lots of trends in data center technology are becoming more mainstream. Cloud adoption is ramping up, Kubernetes is bringing containers to the enterprise, and hybrid cloud looks like the blueprint many organizations will be adopting for the future. … Continue reading Contrasting the HCI Landscape
I was recently working on a remote install of two different Nutanix bricks. One of the first steps after cluster initialization is to change all of the default passwords. Simple enough right? Sure unless somehow you manage to fat finger the root ESXi password twice on one of the three hosts. Once I realized my … Continue reading ESXi root password reset in Nutanix
Cisco UCS - "Disconnected Partition From Host"? Are you really forced to scrub flex flash cards if replacing a motherboard?
One of the unfortunate parts in dealing with data center technology is uncovering "gotchas." It is unfortunate in that no matter how much you know and how much experience you have, something will always sneak up every so often and bite you in the rear. Technology changes so fast, and there are so many moving … Continue reading Veeam backup to AWS – Health Check $$
Hello all, it's been a while.....personally I've been enjoying some time off so my blogging has suffered. I was pretty excited to see that Adam was selected as a VMware vExpert for 2018 and I believe his selection is well deserved. To get back into things, we'll continue looking at N2WS Cloud Protection Manager, more … Continue reading Configure Backup and DR of CPMData
I just ran into an issue for the second time that originally came up for me before the end of last year. While deploying new UCS C220 servers for a customer using Flex Flash as the OS drive, I attempted to install ESXi using the Cisco Custom Image and during the install immediately got this … Continue reading Error installing ESXi on UCS Flex Flash
I recently stumbled upon this issue when adding some new vNICs for use with a new iSCSI storage array. I followed the usual order of operations for our UCS B-series blades: create new vNIC templates, add the vNICs to the LAN Connectivity Policy in UCS Manager, put first vSphere host in the cluster into maintenance … Continue reading Add UCS vNICs causes vmnic re-order on vSphere host