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Common iDRAC Commands used for VMware Cloud Foundation

During several VMware Cloud Foundation deployments I would typically find myself having to change/modify the configuration of Dell PowerEdge Servers.  Changing a single server can be done quickly through the console, however changing multiple racks of servers is more time … Continue reading

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VMware Cloud Foundation Versions

Quick Note on VMware Cloud Foundation versioning: Major.Minor.Patch – Build Number Major releases typically have a significant change related to: Features, Functionality, Architecture, and Scale. Minor releases offer small feature enhancements or consolidate multiple patches into a larger release. Patch … Continue reading

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Modifing vmnic name in vSphere ESXi 6.5

After installing vSphere ESXi 6.5 on four Dell R630 hosts I noticed that the first host represented my Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520-DA2 ports as vmnic4 and vmnic5, whereas all of the other hosts represented the same ports as vmnic0 … Continue reading

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Home Network Upgrade – Ubiquiti Unifi

My Home Network is responsible for providing Internet connectivity for my computer, laptop, printer, iPAD, iPhone, security cameras, and a myriad of home automation devices.  It requires 24/7/365 availability. Recently, one of my Apple Airport Extreme access points servicing my … Continue reading

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Upgrade Cisco IoS using MacBook as TFTP Server

I recently needed to upgrade a Cisco Catalyst 3560CPD-8PT-S Compact Switch, which was running an older IoS version.  I knew that my MacBook had a built in TFTP server so this seemed like a great opportunity to use it to upgrade … Continue reading

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Configuring a Cumulus Switch to Send syslog info to vRealize Log Insight

Log Insight is a so much more than a syslog collector, however this post focuses on how to export syslog files from a Cumulus switch.  Today, it doesn’t appear so though Cumulus has a content pack for Log Insight but … Continue reading

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Dell FTOS % Error: Port is in Layer-2 mode

I was recently configuring a Dell Force10 S Series S55 1/10GbE top-of-rack (ToR) switch and received the error message “Dell FTOS % Error: Port is in Layer-2 mode” when attempting to remove Hybrid Mode. The Dell Knowledge Base Article How … Continue reading

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