So I install a lot of ESX on Cisco UCS booting off of internal SD cards and as you may know in the world of vSphere; SD cards, USB drives and boot from ISCSI LUNs are all considered non-persistent storage. So it's always been common practice to create a log directory on a shared datastore and … Continue reading Syslog configuration from esxcli
Cisco UCS - "Disconnected Partition From Host"? Are you really forced to scrub flex flash cards if replacing a motherboard?
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