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

Vision Intelligent Operations Nexus Switch Limit.

Q: Why Can’t I see all my Nexus Switches (3k and 9k including MDS) in my Vision Intelligent Operations (Multi System Managment) MSM Sunburst chart or compliance reports? A: When adding Nexus switches to your Vision Intelligent Operations instance please note that there is a hard limit on the number of switches that will be… Continue reading Vision Intelligent Operations Nexus Switch Limit.

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

Run esxcli commands via PowerCli

Quick post on how to run esxcli commands via Powershell. 1 – Use PowerCli to connect to your Host Connect-VIServer 192.168.101.150 2 – Save your host as a variable. $myhost = get-vmhost 3 – Save a variable called $esxcli and use the Get-esxcli cmdlet and reference your newly created host variable as the -VMHost parameter. $esxcli… Continue reading Run esxcli commands via PowerCli

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