One of the new features that were added to VxRail in the latest 7.0.130 release was the ability to build cluster and add nodes without using the zero-touch configuration. So what is the zero-touch configuration and why would I not want to use it? The Zero-touch configuration uses IPV6 Multicast on the top of rack switches and… Continue reading No Multicast No Problem. VxRail cluster build and scaleout without Loudmouth.
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
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