vCenter Host Profile Core Storage PSP Configuration – Nimble Storage

I’m working on rolling out vCenter Host Profiles at work, to keep an eye on our configuration and also to assist in the deployment of new ESXi servers into our environment. If you haven’t checked out host profiles and you have a VMWare Enterprise Plus license, it is a must! I’m working through a few of our clusters… Read More »

Matt

Windows Server 2012 R2 as iSCSI Target – Network Binding

I’m still getting my lab configured and I am planning on using Windows Server 2012 R2 as an iSCSI target (as well as an NFS server). The server in my environment is called Storage01. I’ve added 2 NICs to the machine, and was trying to figure out where to set the network binding for the iSCSI traffic. It wasn’t where… Read More »

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Exchange 2013 Hybrid Mail ‘Pending’ – RootCAType Certificate Issues

I manage an Exchange 2013 deployment at work which is configured in Hybrid with Office365. Recently we had to change our SSL certificate that was being used for both TLS for the hybrid connection and also for our client facing DNS names. Due to changes with our 3rd party SSL certificate provider, this was a new SSL certificate… Read More »

Matt

VMWare SRM Duplicate initiator ‘iqn.1998-01.com.vmware:Server1-280206e1’ found in SRA’s ‘discoverDevices’ response.

When setting up VMWare SRM 6.1 with array based replication, I was seeing an error after adding the array managers into SRM. The error was Duplicate initiator ‘iqn.1998-01.com.vmware:Server1-280206e1’ found in SRA’s ‘discoverDevices’ response. In the vmware-dr-xxx.log file found in C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager\Logs there was a tiny bit more info: 2016-01-13T09:39:10.757+11:00 [03508 info ‘DrTask’ opID=5cacf7dd] Task ‘dr.storage.ReplicatedArrayPair.discoverDevices112’ failed… Read More »

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VMWare Update Manager sysimage.fault.SSLCertificateError

Recently I’ve gone through the process of replacing the machine_ssl certificates on our vCenter and PSC nodes at work, and shortly after I went to use Update Manager and received the following error: sysimage.fault.SSLCertificateError We opted for the ‘Hybrid’ model of certificates in vSphere 6, where the machine_ssl certificate on the PSC and VC server nodes is replaced… Read More »

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