Some of the Craft Beer, I have ended up tasting and capturing the pictures 🙂
Disclaimer:- The script below is from the Vmware community folks which is tweaked a little to suit my purpose, Also please test before running in production. Reboot is required to claim the LUN’s. FYI:- In certain cases, if the LUN is not RR already, running directly the Rule/script and rebooting the Host is not claiming the Read more about Custom SATP Claim Rule-Script for ESXi Host’s connecting to HPE 3PAR[…]
Below procedure is a standard known procedure and can be scripted as well. The core sequence would be same but differs with the environment. Assumption: – Create of Folders and permissions on the folders already Completed. DRS-Rules if existed are copied/noted. Storage-IO settings/DRS clusters if existed noted. EVC settings verified Exported Existing DV switch to new Read more about Migration of ESXi Hosts with Running VM’s to New VCenter Server[…]
My PC Gameplay’s
We recently had a couple of issues configuring a HP BL 460 Gen9 blades with 536 FLb’s with SAN and Ethernet when using RedHat/Oracle 6.x/7.x OS versions. The issues happened with two different scenarios as below 1) When using Boot From SAN for the OS disk : Read more about Network/Fibre issue’s on HP-BL-460C Gen9 Blades using CNA/FCOE in Redhat/Oracle OS.[…]
First of all thanks to the initial posts from below blogs that helped me to confirm and track the imminent storage issues that happened in our prod Cluster with 6.0U2 and HP-3Par.
Initially, the PE warnings/errors that are found with 6.0U2 with Hp-3Par have been neglected assuming these are just some bunch of warnings with the LUN Number 256 that is visible from HP-3Par even though we are not using Virtual Volume Feature. But, eventually these PE Lun’s have caused Production down when we tried to add new Datastores which initiated a rescan and two ESXi hosts went to Hung state as they can’t handle how to deal with the more than a few seconds of I/O Latency.
As mentioned by Virtual-Allan, this has been fixed in 3-Par by a FW patch, but interestingly HP never made this a recomended patch level. Also, this issue as mentioned is applicable to other storage arrays too that are presenting the PE LUN’s(Better to check for the anamolies during Rescan). Intrestingly we moved with changing the Max Disk Lun Setting to 250 in ESXi so that it can’t scan the PE Lun until our Storage team fixes the issue.
HP Depot Link:– http://vibsdepot.hpe.com/hpq/recipes/ FYI:- List Current installed Drivers = esxcli software vib list For ESXi Version >= 5.5 Network driver is elxnet:- vmkload_mod -s elxnet |grep Version For Some adapters Network driver is bnx2x:- Confirm the driver version from verifying the adapter name in HPE-vmware recipe Fc/FCOE Drivers is lpfc :- vmkload_mod -s lpfc |grep Version Read more about VMware and HPE Firmware/Driver Recipe Depot[…]
Recently we Upgraded the vCenter 6.0 to 6.0 U2, During the research process for his upgrade , we couldn’t find the exact path to be followed per our current configuration. So below is the configuration and update process. 1) vCenter Appliance with Two separate PSC’s on a F5 VIP. 2) VUM on a separate Windows Read more about vCenter 6.0 Upgrade to 6.0 U2 with External PSC’s[…]
Wooho…. Just installed Fling WebClient – HTML5 .. 1) Install OVA from Vmware Labs –> OVA-Link 2) Configure /etc/Hots with vCenter appliance info, Make sure NTP is synched across the Webclient OVA and Vcenter Appliance Server. 3) Run “/etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure –start yes –user root –vc ” on the Webclient OVA 4) Open https://webclinetFQDN:9443/ui
As a fan of NUC, I have been waiting for sky-lake for quite a long time because of the 32GB RAM Support. I started my Build with some in-house parts and looking to upgrade as I go. Interestingly, I tried the intel VT-D pass-through functionality over win-7 and win10 VM’s Read more about Intel NUC-6i5SYH – ESXi – Wifi – Iris Graphics-Pass-through in Windows[…]