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HPE SSD Disk – Critical Firmware Alert

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Last week HPE published a bullettin. HPE SSD disks running prior to HPD8 firmware may have failure after 32.768 hours (3 years, 270 days, 8 hours), so you can lost your data on these disks. Therefore HPE recommends apply HPD8 firmware to these disks which are listed in bullettin. You… Read more »

vCenter Appliance Management – WebSite Login Issue

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Scenario: You can not login to VMware vCenter Server Appliance via Web interface (https://vCenterServer:5480) with root account, but you can login via CLI with SSH. Solution: In this statement, check the VMware vCenter server by accessing the appliance via SSH and then going to Shell. You have to check the… Read more »

Software Defined Storage – VMware VSAN

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Recently software defined storage is a part of software defined data center concept which we hear so much more. Storage is a pillar in our data center. While naming software define storage concept “the simplified structure of traditional storage systems” becuase of it provides easy installation/usage/management platform. As you know,… Read more »

VMware VSAN APD Issue – HPE Smart Array Controller Firmware and Driver

Expected VSAN certified driver and firmware for HPE P416ie-m ve P204i-c smart array controller are published. Links are below. You may say ” this is normal situation, any vendor regularly publish a new driver and firmware version”. You are right. But newly published these versions are very important if you… Read more »

HPE SPP Bundle – May 2019

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Recently published HPE SPP bundle is including a lot firmware/driver packages for Gen9 and Gen10 servers. Especially this SPP should be care of ITI colleagues who administrating server environment. Becuase of it is carrying out critical BIOS/SmartArrayController/NIC firmwares. I deployed it immediately to my DEV/QA/TEST physical hosts to prevent unexpected… Read more »

vCenter 6.7 U2 – vCenter File Backup with SMB

SMB protocol support for file based vCenter backup comes with vCenter 6.7 U2 package. It is good to hear that! Because of scheduling/creating a backup job was not easy in older versions, you have to be carefull for wording, typo. So it was so sensitive while typing protocol line in… Read more »