You can tell it’s my first year I have a homelab. I never thought of expiring certificates nor did I see any messages in the vCenter console about certificates expiring. My issue started with this “HTTP Status 500 – Internal Server Error” Now, how can you check the status of your certificates? You can run … More Expired vCenter certificates, how to get back in the game.
This week I needed to connect to my vCenter over SSH, but when I entered my credentials I got the message “Too many authentication failures”. Now there are a lot of articles out there, that describe the solution if you immediately get the error, without the ability to fill in your credentials. But for me … More Too many authentication failures
For an issue I had with vVols, the support team told me I had to update my FC drivers. However, when I wanted to install the new driver, nothing happened. I started with listing all the installed vibs. Connect to your ESX and execute=> esxcli software vib list Because you get a huge list, filter … More Remove and install drivers on your ESX.
Finally I had the opportunity to implement and play around with vVols. In my case it was on a Lenovo DM7100F with an expansion enclosure for NVMe (DM240N) and another one for SSD (DM240S). This is a similar product like the Netapp AFF A400. In this first part I’ll give you an intro on vVol’s … More Viva las vVols: Lenovo DM7100F – part 1
A huge advantage of being a vExpert is that you have a lot of licenses at your disposal. So if you have the necessary hardware, you can test a lot of products. Today I’ll be deploying vROps / vRNI & Log insight with LCM. Content blog article Upload vRNI to LCM Create environments vRLI config … More Homelab: Installing vROps/vRNI & Log Insight
Last week I needed a new virtual Microsoft cluster to install SQL on top of it. Something I already did quite a few times, but on that day I received the error “Incompatible device backing specified for device ‘0’”, when I tried to add the cluster disks to the second node. I was blown away, … More Incompatible device backing specified for device ‘0′
A while ago I promised an article about the deployment of Lenovo Xclarity Integrator. The added value of deploying this Integrator is to do rolling firmware upgrades on your Lenovo hardware. This allows you to upgrade a complete cluster without the need to constantly check the deployment in the Xclarity Administrator. It will automatically take … More Implementing Lenovo Xclarity Integrator
Every day you learn something new is a good day in my opinion 🙂 Well today I learned how I had to copy files from my vCenter appliance. For my support request with Lenovo on the Xclarity Integrator integration (on which I promised an article as well, don’t worry I didn’t forgot 😀 ) I … More Copying files from your vCenter appliance
It’s been a while since I’ve posted my first blog. However, for the last couple of weeks, I’ve been busy stabilizing my ESXi environment. I want to share with you my journey, in the hope that you can also benefit from the problems I encountered knowledge I gained 😀 The journey The issues started with … More Stabilizing ESXi on Lenovo X3850