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.
VxRack SDDC WLD Domain Expansion
In an earlier post, I created a new WLD. For argument’s sake let’s say my new WLD is now oversubscribed and I need to add some additional resources. Here we see we have two WLDs in operation. Click on the View Details to get more granular information on your WLDs Here we can see both WLD’s.… Continue reading VxRack SDDC WLD Domain Expansion
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
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
Vision Intelligent Operations vCenter is grayed out.
Q: Why is my vCenter grayed out in the Vision Intelligent Operations MSM sunburst graphic? A: vCenter is expected to be grayed out in the sunburst chart as it is a logical element. If we drill down into the graph, we can view that all the other components are discovered and are in a healthy state.… Continue reading Vision Intelligent Operations vCenter is grayed out.
Clearing Vision Intelligent Operations MSM Cache
Q: Why aren’t my newly added devices/components showing up in the Vision Intelligent Operations MSM Sunburst Chart? A: So you have just added an Extra Cisco C240 in your AMP Environment as you have engaged EMC to deploy a bright and shiny Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Stack as you need the extra resources or you have added a… Continue reading Clearing Vision Intelligent Operations MSM Cache
iDRAC Powershell Setup and Basic Audit
With the introduction of the Dell Hardware into the VxRack SDDC and Flex1000 ecosystems, I figured I better spend some time figuring out the iDRAC PowerShell cmdlets. Prerequisites: Powershell v3 minimum Installed iDRAC Module Locations: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/7727.powershell-cmdlets-for-poweredge-servers Check where your current modules are installed by running this command Get-Module –ListAvailable Your Module Location will be listed as below.… Continue reading iDRAC Powershell Setup and Basic Audit
Upgrading Hosts beyond ESXi 6.0 U2
With the rollout of ESX6.0 Update 2 (build number 362759) VMware has bundled a new VIB for the VMware VSAN in the update. Previously there was no VSAN VIB included the ESXi Image and if you trying to upgrade your host using esxcli with this command esxcli software vib update -d “/vmfs/volumes/bnesx03-localstorage/ESXi-6.0.0-4192238-6.0.10.zip” Tthe process will fail with this error… Continue reading Upgrading Hosts beyond ESXi 6.0 U2
Mounting ISO Media to Quanta Node
Nasty little issue here. When you try to mount an ISO to the KVM of a Quanta node you are greeted with this fine message. CD Port: 5120 is only Listening. Closing the CD redirection Followed by: CD/DVD image redirection failed to start In order to get your ISO mounted you will need to restarting the cd-media service.… Continue reading Mounting ISO Media to Quanta Node
Introduction to RVC – VSAN Trouble Shooting Tool
Recently I had an issue with the VMware VSAN where the health status was listing a number of inaccessible objects . It issue was due to an MTU mismatch on a Nexus 5k that was configured incorrectly. But prior to figuring that out I had to do some troubleshooting and that was my first introduction to RVC… Continue reading Introduction to RVC – VSAN Trouble Shooting Tool