Upgrading to VMware vSphere 6.7

The original article can be accessed fro the below link: Link: https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2018/04/upgrade-considerations-vmware-vsphere-6-7.html Why should we upgrade to vSphere 6.7? VMware vSphere 6.7 reinforces your investment in VMware. Since vSphere is at the heart of VMware’s SDDC offering and a fundamental building block of your cloud strategy, upgrading should be top of mind, but only after carefully considering …

PERC PowerEdge RAID Controller types for Dell Servers

As Storage demands expand and processing loads grow, it becomes increasingly more difficult for administrators to achieve maximum performance from their applications. The newest line of Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) cards offer unmatched I/O performance for database applications, streaming digital media environments and storage intensive applications.     Key Features for the Series-10, 12Gb/s …

How to license Windows server using command line utility

Error in Server manager: “Installation of the Proof of Purchase from the ACPI table failed. Error code: 0xC004F057” PS: Even after performing the below steps user use to get the same message in server manager event log. To resolve this, we have to enter the below registry settings: Using Regedit, traverse to the following location: …

Lockdown Mode in vSphere 6.0 and 6.5

Understanding Lockdown Mode vSphere 6.0 and 6.5   Lockdown mode is a security feature for vSphere Host connected to vCenter Server. ESXi 5.x and earlier versions: When Lockdown mode is enabled, only the vpxuser (vCenter Server User) has all the authentication permissions. Other users cannot perform any operations directly on the ESXi host. Lockdown mode …

Use DSET to Clear the ESM (Hardware) Logs

Use DSET to Clear the ESM (Hardware) Logs: Download and open the DSET 2.2. utility for Windows or Linux . Link: https://downloads.dell.com/diags/Dell_DSET_2.2.0.118_A01.msi Please refer to below screenshots. Run the DSet Utility Accept and click next Click next again Select Gather and clear Dell Hardware logs only **You can also clear the logs from OMSA or …

How to fix a RAID array that has a puncture

How to fix a RAID array that has a puncture. Solution: You can follow these steps to resolve the issue. Warning: Following these steps will result in the loss of all data on the array. Please ensure you are prepared to restore from backup or other means prior to following these steps. Use caution so …

How to inject USB 3.0 drivers in Windows Server 2008R2

How to inject USB 3.0 drivers into Windows Server 2008 R2SP1 for use on Dell R230, R330, T130, T330 Download the USB 3.0 drivers from here In this method we have to inject the USB 3.0 drivers manually. In order to achieve the same we need to inject the drivers into “Boot.wim” which has 2 …

Windows Server: How to Repair the Boot Files in Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2

Description: There are a number of possible causes for the failure of a server to boot into Windows. This article deals with a problem in the boot files and demonstrates how to repair them. When booting to the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE), the drive letters are assigned on a firstcome, firstserve basis. For example, the …

Installing an OEM branded Windows OS in VMware

Installing an OEM branded Windows OS in VMware If you try to install an OEM branded Windows operating system you will likely have issues activating or installing because it cannot check the BIOS/hardware make. This is pretty common with Dell, HP, or IBM branded media. To resolve this issue you will need to add “smbios.reflecthost=”TRUE“.” …

How to Configure NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2016

NIC Teaming a built-in feature in Windows Server 2016 How to Configure NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2016? The NIC Teaming feature is now the built-in feature to Configure NIC Teaming in Windows Servers. NIC Teaming is provide network availability and network performance. It act as a bonding network adapters to form one logical network …