Previously we looked at the 4.0 to 4.1 upgrade. This is a continuation of the next iteration of VCF Upgrades. I can’t stress this enough read and use the VVD documentation for guidance throughout this process. The Documents are well written and easy to follow. VCF 4.1 is “vRSLCM aware”. One of the benefits is that all… Continue reading VCF on VxRail 4.1 to 4.2 Upgrade – My Experience
VxRail Multi vDS – System Traffic Separation.
Continuing from my previous post with the theme of network flexibility that is present in the 7.0.130 VxRail release. This post will look at a new feature that will allow customers to customize their entire vDS configuration. Traditionally all VxRail system VLANs needed to remain on a single vDS. System VLANs are categorized as Management,… Continue reading VxRail Multi vDS – System Traffic Separation.
VxRail 7.0.100 UI with new 4x25GBe Network Profile
It’s been a while since I had time to write one of these. I wanted to provide a quick walkthrough guide of the shiny VxRail Manager Bring up UI and showcase the new 4x25GBe Extreme Speed network profile that has been introduced in new the VxRail 7.0.100 release code. VxRail 7.0.100 aligns with vSphere 7U1.… Continue reading VxRail 7.0.100 UI with new 4x25GBe Network Profile
VCF on VxRail MGT WLD VMs
Few notes on VCF on Vxail MGMT WLD. Minimum MGMT WLD sizing is a 4 node VxRail cluster Additional VxRail nodes can be added if more capacity or resources are required. All standard SDDC MGMT VMs get deployed and installed within this cluster. These include vCenter for mgmt WLD and each new WLD Pair of… Continue reading VCF on VxRail MGT WLD VMs
vSAN FTT and FTM – Min Nodes and Capacity Usage
Quick Graphic that details the minimum number of nodes, capacity usage for each FTT- Failure to Tolerate and FTM – Failure to Tolerance Method within VMware vSAN.
Creating SDDC WLD – Work Load Domain
Step by step guide on how to create a SDDC WLD – Work Load Domain using VCF 2.2 on VxRack SDDC. Here it is assumed that you have either a) spare nodes in your VxRack SDDC or b) have recently deleted a WLD and want to reuse these servers in a new WLD. Step one login to your… Continue reading Creating SDDC WLD – Work Load Domain
Failed to start file System Check on /dev/dis – VCSA vSphere 6.5
I was unable to login onto my Webclient and when I checked the console I was greeted with this error on my vSphere 6.5 VCSA and PSC appliances. Looks like there was a storage outage or interruption overnight and my datastores went offline momentarily. I Rebooted my PSC and the following errors were listed. Error Dependancy failed for… Continue reading Failed to start file System Check on /dev/dis – VCSA vSphere 6.5
Patching ESXi Hosts with Update Manager on vSphere 6.5
Quick how to guide on VMware Update Manager that is now bundled into vCenter 6.5. To upload your update.vib file click on the Update Manager Tab and select to “Go to Admin View” Click on the Manage Tab and select Patch Repository button Click on the import patches And Select your Zip File. Once the… Continue reading Patching ESXi Hosts with Update Manager on vSphere 6.5
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
Configuring VMAX3 XCOPY VAAI settings by PowerCli
When VMware released vSphere 6.x they introduced 3 new VAAI claim rules that can be utilized with the VMAX and VMAX3. By setting these values you can change the max transfer size up to a maximum 240MB. A white paper released by dellEMC goes into the technology if far more detail than this post. Page 29 of the… Continue reading Configuring VMAX3 XCOPY VAAI settings by PowerCli