Put your skills to the Test – Take a VMware Challenge Lab

Put your skills to the test – take a VMware Challenge Lab

Put your skills to the test – take a VMware…

For those of you that unfamiliar with the Challenge lab series, we have worked on these labs alongside our Global Support Services team. These are the people that provide awesome support for our products when you need it. We gathered a list of potential pitfalls that they receive calls on most often and built scenarios around them in a lab. It is then up to you to resolve that issue, almost a we break it, you fix it lab!


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Dell FX2 Blade Software iSCSI Adapters not persistent on reboot

 

I recently had an issue with some Dell FX2 Blade Software iSCSI Adapters that were not persistent on a reboot.  This meant, every time the host was rebooted we had to go in and manually recreate the iSCSI adapter so the hosts could see storage.  Obviously, that is not a solution.  The blades are running the latest version of ESXi 6.0 and all drivers on the blades are up to date as well, with no affect on the behavior.  After a bit of research I discovered parameters for the bnx2fc adapters.  One named bnx2fc_autodiscovery, which is the parameter to control auto FCoE discovery during system boot is what I was after.  By default this is set to disabled which is why the adapters are not showing up after the host is rebooted.

FX2 Blade Chassis

Solution:

The command to see these parameters is:

esxcli system module parameters list -m bnx2fc

This will show you what they are currently set to, and next to bnx2fc_autodiscovery you will see it is blank, meaning it’s disabled.  In order to enable it, you run the following:

esxcli system module parameters set module bnx2fc parameterstring bnx2fc_autodiscovery=1
Software iSCSI Adapter Autodiscovery
You will see now that it is set to 1, meaning that autodiscovery is enabled and your software iSCSI adapters will be found automatically after a reboot.  Reboot the host and verify your adapter comes back up as expected.  This issue has not been documented in any Dell or VMware KBs to my knowledge.
I hope this helps anyone else having an issue.

vSphere 6.5 Update 1 – Under the Hood

vSphere 6.5 Update 1 – Under the Hood

vSphere 6.5 Update 1 – Under the Hood

I’m excited to announce that vSphere 6.5 Update 1 is now available and it has some great enhancements. While we have seen 5 patch releases so far, 6.5 Update 1 rolls all of those updates together as well as includes some long awaited functionality. Without further ado, let’s take a look under the hood of this highly anticipated release!


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Free vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive E-Book

I personally got a printed version at VMworld, but also grabbed the free e-book as well.  Nothing like being able to have the book available for me to read at a moments notice when I’m not home.

Free vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive E-Book

In June of this year, Niels and I published the vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive, and the community was buzzing. Twitter exploded, and many community members provided rave reviews. This excitement caught Rubriks attention, and they decided to support the community by giving away 2000 free copies of the printed version at VMworld. The […] The post Free vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive E-Book appeared first on frankdenneman.nl .


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New vSAN migration guide available!

New vSAN migration guide available!

New vSAN migration guide available!

Due to the number and variety of customers interested in, and indeed, deploying vSAN – questions come up all the time to do with migrations from existing infrastructures to a new one running on VMware vSAN, some of these are trivial, while others take a little planning. To make your migration journey to vSAN more The post New vSAN migration guide available! appeared first on Virtual Blocks .


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VMworld 2017: AppDefense Aims to Flip the Current Security Model on Its Head

VMworld 2017: AppDefense Aims to Flip the Current Security Model on Its Head

VMworld 2017: AppDefense Aims to Flip the…

The company’s new tool uses the power of virtualization to protect apps and data.


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VMworld 2017 Parties & Gatherings!

VMworld 2017 parties & gatherings!

VMworld 2017 gatherings & parties!

VMworld is famous for its wide array of opportunities to connect with fellow attendees. From our VMworld Customer Appreciation Party — to Sponsor Events — to unofficial meet-ups and parties organized by the VMworld community, you’ll find plenty of options for spending time with friends or making new ones.

Be sure to check back often as the list gets updated.  VMworld parties are a great chance to network with colleagues and talk shop.


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vSphere 6.5 Update 1 is out, here’s why you want to upgrade

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vSphere 6.5 Update 1 is out, here’s why you…

Hi VMware have just released the first major update to vSphere 6.5, normally, I don’t blog on these but this update is so big and it fixes some really annoying bugs I saw using the GA version of vSphere 6.5..thankfully, we worked hard with their support to overcome some of the issues I highlighted…


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VMware Announces General Availability of vSphere 6.5 Update 1

VMware Announces General Availability of vSphere 6.5 Update 1

VMware Announces General Availability of…

vSphere 6.5 Update 1 is the Update You’ve Been Looking For! Today, VMware is excited to announce the general availability of vSphere 6.5 Update 1. This is the first major update to the well-received vSphere 6.5 that was released in November of 2016. With this update release, VMware builds upon the already robust industry-leading virtualization The post VMware Announces General Availability of vSphere 6.5 Update 1 appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .


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