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Updating firmware on Micron PCI SSD

Recently we had some new Dell R720s with Micron P420m SSDs arrive that are due to be installed in a VSAN cluster, during the process we needed to update the firmware on the cards before we commissioned the environment. Before

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vCentre Migration Script

Here is a little script that I put together recently to make the process of migrating VMs between two vCentre servers easier and to also make some changes to the VMs during the process, for us this was to disable

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Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware vCentre

Recently as part of a vSphere 5.5 upgrade we deployed v2 of the Dell vCentre Integration tool to allow low level monitoring of the hosts and to also simplify the process of firmware upgrade and device inventory. This is just

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Design considerations for EVC mode

 So the other day over our last day at VMworld 2014, the topic of EVC (Enhanced vMotion Compatibility) popped up with the following questions; When should it be enabled? What level should it be set to? And finally what is

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Making use of tags with MSCS

After configuring a bunch of Microsoft Clusters recently I thought it might be handy to see in the vCentre client (web) what resources were on the VMs or better yet be able to search for the cluster resource – because

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VCAP5-DCD

Towards the end of 2013 I thought I might as well try get this exam behind me before kid v2 came along. Even after doing the old trick of booking the exam to force yourself to study, I didn’t know

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VCAP5-DCA

Back in 2013 i sat the VCAP-DCA exam (actually twice, the first time the exam failed to load and Pearson VUE support were not able to help…) and along with what most others will say it’s a tough but for

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