Dell VC Plugin – iDRAC Queued Jobs

I’ve been doing some standard maintenance on my Dell R815 hosts (upgrading BIOS, firmware, drivers etc.) and ran into some difficulty with one particular server. I use the Dell Management Plugin for VMware vCenter to carry out these operations, and besides being slow it works well. I simply run the firmware upgrade wizard which stages … Continue reading “Dell VC Plugin – iDRAC Queued Jobs”

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FIX : PSOD on hosts with AMD Opteron 62xx series processors

If you’re running ESX/ESXi on either HP or Dell hosts with AMD Opteron 62xx series processors and were affected by the PSOD issue, then you will be happy to know that both vendors have now released BIOS updates to address this. My understanding is that this was actually a problem with the AMD microcode rather … Continue reading “FIX : PSOD on hosts with AMD Opteron 62xx series processors”

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Why are my new servers so much slower than the old ones?

I had a support call today where I was asked to have a look at some servers to find out why they seemed so much slower than the existing ones. With not much detail to go on I first looked at some basic metrics; The first thing that stands out is that the new server … Continue reading “Why are my new servers so much slower than the old ones?”

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