Hello all, I have a drive issue in my Nexenta storage array. And I want to increase the amount of storage - I originally did it with 5 1 TB drives, and I wanted to improve resiliency so I can handle a drive failing without an issue. When discussing this with a friend - Michael … Continue reading Increasing storage, and resiliency in my Nexenta Array!
Hello there, I use Nexenta in my lab, and I really like it. It works well and has a great UI too. There was an update of the Nexenta Fusion management appliance recently. I discovered there was an update by looking at the console, and not by the email distribution. Which should be used to … Continue reading Upgrading Nexenta Fusion to Current (18.104.22.168)
Hi all, As you may recall I had a small issue with water leaking from above into my infrastructure. I escaped any water damage in my computer gear but I did lose a storage array. I have an R710 I am not using and I am going to make it a storage array. Very nice … Continue reading Making iDRAC6 work with R710 – it wasn’t easy!
Hello there, When I log onto the console of my Nexenta storage array, I see I have some errors. One is critical, and there are 10 major. So it sounds serious, but, the fact is the management UI - Fusion, says I have no errors. So what does this all mean? First, Fusion shows by … Continue reading Fixing Nexenta “Errors” – and more!
Hello there, I use Nexenta in my lab, and I really like it. It works well and has a great UI too. There was an update of the Nexenta Fusion management appliance recently. I did find the release notes so that is good. All of the updated docs can be found here. Lets get this … Continue reading Upgrading Nexenta Fusion to 1.1.1 FB1 build 8
Looking at the documentation for this plug-in it appears that you can do most anything in the plug-in that you can in the Fusion UI. That is pretty cool. I have heard good things about this plug-in so that is what we are going to get working today. While there is both Windows, and VCSA … Continue reading Installing Nexenta’s vSphere Web Client plug-in
Hello all, I am in transit to VMworld and very excited about it. So this newsletter will be a bit small. I plan on doing some blogs onsite about important stuff. Already thinking about the first one and how to do it. I tried to do a Domain Controller upgrade to Win2K16 (from Win2K12 R2) … Continue reading Newsletter: August 25, 2017
Hello all, I hope that this finds everyone doing well? Enjoying the weekend, and too the past week? I had a pretty good week and got a lot of things done. I have finished a DR strategies white paper and it should be on Veeam.com soon, and my VM and Veeam Encryption paper has turned … Continue reading Newsletter: July 8, 2017
You may have seen my Fusion upgrade article and now this one is about upgrading NexentaStor to the current GA (5.1.2). Regardless of the version this article will be updated so you know it works. I can confirm it is OK to upgrade Fusion first, and NexentaStor second, and I think that is the right … Continue reading Upgrading NexentaStor to current (5.2.0-FP1)
Hello there, I use Nexenta in my lab, and I really like it. It works well and has a great UI too. There was an update of the Nexenta Fusion management appliance recently. I was looking forward to it due to the vSphere 6.5 support in terms of the Nexenta vSphere Web Client plug-in could … Continue reading Upgrading Nexenta Fusion to 22.214.171.124