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

HCI Bench Parameter File

In my previous post, we detailed the deployment and configuration of the HCI Bench to test our VxRail Cluster performance. This post I wanted to go a little deeper into the “VDBbench Generate Page”. Some useful reference guides for this can be found here.  https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/vdbench-1901683.pdf https://storagehub.vmware.com/export_to_pdf/performance-testing Number of Disk to Test: – How many of the… Continue reading HCI Bench Parameter File

Deploying and Configuring HCI Bench

One of the tools I use to benchmark our VxRail clusters is HCI Bench. I am going to give a quick overview of how to deploy and configure the product. You will need 1 – HCI Bench OVA  – https://labs.vmware.com/flings/hcibench 2 – VDBench Tool  – http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/vdbench-downloads-1901681.html – This will require an Oracle account to download… Continue reading Deploying and Configuring HCI Bench

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

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