VMworld Goodies from Letsv4Real!

VMworld 2017 has come and gone! While I haven’t been to attend VMworld yet, I was able to keep up with VMware’s announcements via Twitter and blogs. Thankfully the event is heavily covered, and I was able to follow along just as if I was there! Here’s one of the sessions (VMworld 2017 SER1143BU A Deep Dive into vSphere 6.5 Core Storage Features and Functionality) that caught my eye, since it had to do with Core Storage Features!

 

This was a very informative session with regards to core storage functionality, and thankfully VMware posted these sessions for those who couldn’t make it.  Continue reading “VMworld Goodies from Letsv4Real!”

Veeam NFR Trial Key

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking regarding trial products, and one thing that is very frustrating is the lack of extended trial licences for bloggers, tech evangelist, and engineers, etc. There are many products I would like to try in order to demo the product and its features completely; however, most Vendors/Manufactures only want to give you a small trial window, which makes it difficult to truly get an accurate feel for the product and its features. Continue reading “Veeam NFR Trial Key”

Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Chassis: F0411 Thermal condition on chassis is upper-non-recoverable

Today I experienced an issue with a Cisco UCS chassis. The error in question was “F0411 Thermal condition on chassis is upper-non-recoverable”.  F0411 Thermal condition would make the chassis go red within equipment under the Cisco Unified Computing System Manager, then from there it would go yellow, with the fans stating they were “inoperable” even though they weren’t.  This process continually went back and fourth between yellow and red thousands of times. While the alert was concerning to see, it’s important to note the UCS Chassis itself was functioning normally with no issues.  Concerning to the eye at the very least, and worth investigating. Upon inspection of the device, everything was working normally; however, the fans were running full blast. To resolve the issue I opened a ticket with Cisco TAC.

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The Start of a new Journey: Becoming a vSAN Specialist

Yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to read that VMware has announced their first certification for vSAN, which comes in the form of a VMware Specialist Badge. The VMware Specialist Badge will be given to those who know how to successfully design, deploy, and administer vSAN environments. Since I have a great interest in vSAN, I have decided to make it a personal goal of mine to obtain this new VMware Certification, which will align perfectly with my passion for DataProtection and vSAN. Since I have already obtained my VCP, I will only need to lab, study, then take the test! Now, the fun part; plan, execute, and obtain! Continue reading “The Start of a new Journey: Becoming a vSAN Specialist”

Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN)

I recently purchased the “go-to” book regarding VSAN, which is Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN), Administrators Guide to VMware Virtual SAN. The book covers everything you need to know with regards to getting started with VSAN. Currently, I am on Chapter 6, with the hopes that I can finish the book within the next few weeks, then setup a lab to apply the knowledge obtained by reading the book. This is a great beginners guide to anyone interested in VSAN, and from what I’ve read so far, I would highly recommend it!

 

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Introducing TheVirtualBoi Blog!

Hello Everyone, my name is Stephen Owens, and this is my new website titled thevirtualboi! I have been wanting to get into blogging for a while now, so this is my first step into blogging and becoming a regularly involved member within the #VMware and Technology community. I hope to regularly write about all things #VMware, #VSAN, and #DataProtection. I have a passion for DataProtection, business continuity, and ensuring others know the importance of having good backups.  This is going to be a continuing ongoing project, with the hopes that I can learn from others and grow my own skills within. Here’s to a exciting new adventure!