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

New DellEMC RCM Train 6.5.x for VxBlock

For the past few weeks, I have been working with the Engineering teams and the Folks in Logical Build to get everything ready for the announcement of vSphere 6.5 support on VxBlock. It’s been eagerly anticipated by customers and colleagues alike. But vSphere isn’t the only product to get a new code level upgrade. The Cisco C2X0… Continue reading New DellEMC RCM Train 6.5.x for VxBlock

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