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Newsletter: August 19, 2017

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,

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Careful with firmware patching in a vSAN Cluster!

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

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vSAN hardware compatibility issue – and the solution, not what I expected!

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

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No software bundles visible when using Firmware Update wizard

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

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Newsletter: October 16, 2016

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

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Updating Dell hosts – when I don’t have the cool tool!

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

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Newsletter: December 19, 2015

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

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