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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Update Manager : Online depot for HP and Dell extensions

If you use Update Manager and have either HP or Dell hosts then this simple VUM configuration will save you from manually downloading VIB’s and importing them into your patch repository. Switch to admin view, select configuration, download settings and add these two vendor URL’s into your list of download sources; http://vibsdepot.hpe.com/index.xml             ➡ New URL, effective … Continue reading “Update Manager : Online depot for HP and Dell extensions”

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