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!
If you would like to know why I like this tool so much, check out this article. This is an important tool if you have Dell servers. Upgrades from 3.x to 4.x There is no upgrade from 3.x. However, you can turn off the old v3 appliance, and deploy the new v4.x version, and use … Continue reading How to install and configure Dell OpenManage Integration for vCenter v4
It is not because it is a vSphere Web Client plug-in. It is not because on each host I have information like the screenshot below shows. It is not because of the screenshot below either. While all the things I mention / show are nice, the following screen is what I really like the best. … Continue reading Why have the Dell OpenManage integration for vCenter?
Hello all, I have spent the last six days in a datacenter trying to build a lab. It was a greenfield, and that made it a lot harder than I expected. I have a draft of article on it, and will publish after I have thought on it more. Certainly I have learned a lot. … Continue reading Newsletter: February 11, 2017
Hello all, Yes, this has taken me a while to get too. And it took me a while to do as well. Now that I work at Veeam, and while I have used Veeam products for many years, now I need to work my lab like a Veeam customer. vSphere 6.5 is a big deal … Continue reading My vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Checklist – painful
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
Hello all, I am working in the lab today getting PernixData FVP working. I have an article about doing the PernixData install and configure that you should see soon. But right now I am doing the firmware stuff - upgrade my Dell hosts and the associated components in the host - in anticipation of doing … Continue reading Upgrading H710 firmware in Dell R720
Hello there, I had a short time window recently to do some lab work, and it was time to do some firmware upgrades using the Dell OpenManage Integration for vCenter tool (is it just me or does this tool need badly an acronym?). I have showed you how to install and do host level updates … Continue reading Issues using Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter to patch at the cluster level
Hello all, A short note. Installing Dell's wonderful plugin for vCenter to help manage Dell hardware and software for Dell servers in my lab and I noticed there is an update. So here is the article I used to install - and I did update it for the v220.127.116.11 that is more current then what … Continue reading Upgrading Dell’s OpenManage Integration for vCenter
Hello all, I hope everyone is doing well - and remembering to write or type 2015? It was nice to have some time off lately and I even actually took it off in the mountains. But home early and lots of work in the lab. I have some co-workers who have not used vC Ops, … Continue reading Newsletter: January 4, 2015