Hello all, I hope everyone had a great week, mine was pretty interesting and fun. Working on a couple of projects that are producing some very nice technical articles, but most are not finished yet. I heard this week that I was in the 2019 VMware vExpert program and that really made my day. This … Continue reading Newsletter: March 9, 2019
Hello all, I think many of us are scrambling to be ready for VMworld - right? Some for meetings, or demo's, or presentations. It is a very exciting time, both to meet people you have not seen for a while, but also to meet new people, and also to learn. I love to learn and … Continue reading Newsletter: August 19, 2017
So I had some time recently to update my lab. I am a long-time user of the Dell OpenManage Integration for vCenter. It has gotten a little flaky in the last while so I have to use it to patch one host at a time. And I have do it 2 to 5 times for … Continue reading Careful with firmware patching in a vSAN Cluster!
I am building out a new pod at work for my lab. It has four new R730 Dell servers that are completely on the HCL for vSAN. It was important to me, so not only did I confirm that myself but I got someone else to confirm. When I installed vSAN in in our management … Continue reading vSAN hardware compatibility issue – and the solution, not what I expected!
I have Dell OpenManage installed in my test lab, getting ready to move it into my production lab. Once it was working, using my article, I thought I would just confirms it works, confirm my article, and be ready to move it to production. And it didn’t work. I am fond of this software, and … Continue reading No software bundles visible when using Firmware Update wizard
Hi all, I hope that this finds everyone well. I had some not so bad travel yesterday from St-Petersberg to Barcelona. I do love Spain and it is very good to be back in Barcelona. Not sure how much time I have, and how many things to share today, so it will be perhaps a … Continue reading Newsletter: October 16, 2016
I have written before how much I like the Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter tool. You can find my articles on it via this tag. In my past life at DataGravity, and before it at VMware, I used it to keep all my Dell firmware current. It was easy and simple, and even used … Continue reading Updating Dell hosts – when I don’t have the cool tool!
Hello everyone, Another week and even closer to the end of the year and the wonderful Holiday Season. But, this week has made me really want the wonderful Holiday Season! You know those problems that confound you, and seem to change as you work on them? I have one of those. Much of the week … Continue reading Newsletter: December 19, 2015
Hi all, This has been a weak of hardship. Lots of frustration on making things work. So when I say I will deal with it Monday in HQ, it is a load off. Now I can catch up on something else - hopefully completely in my space and maybe a little less frustration. I need … Continue reading Trouble with iDRAC7 booting to ISO
Hello all, I have had a very long week. Did some visits in Dallas and area, plus around Cincinnati too visiting customers and partners. It is great to get out with customers and talk with them about our great software. I have a week in Pittsburgh and area to continue that. I also got to … Continue reading Newsletter: November 14, 2015