10 GB connection dropping on SYS-5028D-TN4T

I have four of the wonderful Supermicro mini - towers (details here). I really like them.  But just recently I have had two incidents of the 10 GB port dropping.  This would impact my storage and vMotion networks. The network is an Intel X552/X557-AT 10GBASE-T with a NetGear 10 GB 8 port switch (model 708 … Continue reading 10 GB connection dropping on SYS-5028D-TN4T

VAO – Virtual Lab ‘X’ not found on server ‘y’

You might see this error one day in VAO.  I have. It is pretty simple to see this.  I had configured my replication on the production site, and I had created the virtual lab on the recovery site.  I did that specifically since I had virtual labs on my production site for the SureBackup jobs … Continue reading VAO – Virtual Lab ‘X’ not found on server ‘y’

Customization of the guest operating system ‘windows9Server64Guest’ is not supported …..

Hi all, An odd issue.  I am trying to update my lab - to the new AD version, so that I can add things like Exchange in it, and also be more current.  There are some things customers have mentioned to me I want to play with in Veeam.  So I started by deploying two … Continue reading Customization of the guest operating system ‘windows9Server64Guest’ is not supported …..

Hide esx.problem.hyperthreading.unmitigated message

Hi all, I have done all the patches, but I have not disabled hyperthreading.  I have waited and listened.  One person I know and trust has found that now when he buys three servers, he has to buy four.  And that is due to disable of HypterThreading, and all the security patches we have been … Continue reading Hide esx.problem.hyperthreading.unmitigated message