Cisco C220 M4S Hangs during POST

During the C220 M4S POST (Power On Self Test) the system may hang during power on. Bios version encountered this on was: C220M4.3.0.1b.0.1201161639 BMC/CIMC Firmware was on 3.0.(1)c POST hung on this screen: Configuring platform hardware screen. Subsequent reboots have no impact. and no noticeable errors or alarms present. The trick is here is to… Continue reading Cisco C220 M4S Hangs during POST

Vision Intelligent Operations Overview

Vision Intelligent Operations is a monitoring tool that has been developed in-house at Dell EMC specifically the old VCE  now CPSD org. In its first few iterations, it was a single VM that would connect to all the components in a Vblock and pull back the relevant code version. The GUI information was displayed via a… Continue reading Vision Intelligent Operations Overview

Replacing PSC certificates with Microsoft CA generated cert

First of all. Let me just say I have an inane fear for certs, creating them, replacing them, requesting them I have always disliked them. So I decided to write this more so for myself so I could have something to reference in future. Few Notes on my infrastructure. I am running vSphere 6.5 vCenter… Continue reading Replacing PSC certificates with Microsoft CA generated cert

‘Replace a process level token Privilege.’ – Windows vCenter 6.5 upgrade error

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was upgrading some critical system over the weekend. Once I had the PSC Issue resolved I moved onto vCenter only to be greeted with this initial error. Please ensure extensions are compatible with the new vCenter Server and re-register extensions with the new vCenter Server after upgrade. Please… Continue reading ‘Replace a process level token Privilege.’ – Windows vCenter 6.5 upgrade error

An error occurred while starting service “vmonapi”- Windows PSC upgrade error

This weekend I spent upgrading our production environment within the DellEMC CPSD Vblock Logical Engineering group. We use vCenter extensively to run a lot of our in-house created automation workflows which help us logically build and configure Vblocks to our customer specifications and it also manages a Horizon View instance with some of our remote teams use during… Continue reading An error occurred while starting service “vmonapi”- Windows PSC upgrade error