Tag: Cisco

How to upgrade Cisco VIC drivers via VMware Update Manager

How to upgrade Cisco VIC drivers via VMware Update Manager

After upgrading the UCS firmware and installing ESXi on the C220 M5s, I wanted to upgrade the native VIC drivers using offline bundles provided by ... Read More

How to upgrade UCS firmware

How to upgrade UCS firmware

This week I spent some time upgrading UCS firmware for a client’s infrastructure.  All the firmware.  The BIOS, Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC), the MLOM ... Read More

Citrix Provisioning Services & Cisco UCS Blades

By Jacques Bensimon: I recently had to make a provisioned XenApp 6.5 vDisk boot on Cisco UCS B-Series blades outfitted with a Cisco VIC network ... Read More

EMC World 2011–View on vBlock notes

EMC World 2011–View on vBlock notes

  Joel Ramirez is currently in sunny Las Vegas at EMC World 2011.  Despite the ever increasing temptation of Blackjack tables and Showgirls, he managed ... Read More

Tech Field Day Bahston!

Tomorrow is my Tech Field Day in Boston so I’m gearing up for that.  Stephen Foskett was kind enough to invite me for a second ... Read More

VMware VCPs Wanted for Data Center consolidation Project!

VMware VCPs Wanted for Data Center consolidation Project!

This post has been approved and endorsed by my employer. :)   We are currently looking to staff a  huge data center virtualization/consolidation project to ... Read More

Citrix Provisioning Server Best Practices

Disabling Spanning Tree or Enabling PortFast With Spanning Tree or Rapid Spanning Tree Protocols the ports are placed into a "blocked" state while the switch ... Read More

ESX 3.5 Cisco Discovery Protocol [CDP] Support

One cool new feature of ESX 3.5 is their Cisco Discovery Protocol Support. CDP allows ESX to capture and broadcast Cisco related information to and ... Read More