Tag: EMC

Upgrade EMC/Dell VxRail Best Practices (4.7.100 to 4.7.301)

Upgrade EMC/Dell VxRail Best Practices (4.7.100 to 4.7.301)

Time for another VXRail upgrade post!  This time we are upgrading from VxRail 4.7.100-11859441 to 4.7.301-26249014.  This will bring the underlying vSphere environment up to ... Read More

New to Me: VxRail Network Validation Tool

New to Me: VxRail Network Validation Tool

If you are deploying VxRail solutions, you might want to check out the new release of the Network Validation Tool from EMC.  The NVT-VxRail tool ... Read More

How to add Physical Disks to EMC’s VxRail Hyper-converged Solution

How to add Physical Disks to EMC’s VxRail Hyper-converged Solution

Sometimes the easiest looking things can be ‘not so easy’, if you don’t know where to look.  Adding physical hard drives to a VxRail array ... Read More

PSA: Purple Screen of Death when collecting logs on VxRail Cluster

PSA: Purple Screen of Death when collecting logs on VxRail Cluster

This is probably just an edge case but I figured I would put it out there into the `webs so admins are aware.  While troubleshooting ... Read More

Upgrading VxRail from 4.5.227 to 4.7.100–One Click operations by EMC/DELL

Upgrading VxRail from 4.5.227 to 4.7.100–One Click operations by EMC/DELL

Today I upgraded my VxRail from 4.5.227-106353364 to 4.7.100-11859441.  Here is a breakdown of the process so you can see what to expect with this ... Read More

Missing EMC VxRail nodes; VMware vCenter blissfully unaware.

Missing EMC VxRail nodes; VMware vCenter blissfully unaware.

I logged into my VxRail manager today and found the Overall System Health to be Critical.  Yikes! While digging into the Health tab, the VXRAIL ... Read More

EMC VxRail Deployment Screens

EMC VxRail Deployment Screens

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Collecting data from Customer Sites

Collecting data from Customer Sites

As a virtualization consultant for the past few decades, I’ve been collecting data from client environments for as long as I can remember.   Whether it’s ... Read More

Veeam, Data Domains, DDBoost and making it all work!

Veeam, Data Domains, DDBoost and making it all work!

I have a customer with infrastructure in the NorthEast and infrastructure in the Southwest.  Both sites run VMware and have Veeam deployed with EMC Data ... Read More

Upgrading your Data Domain OS

Upgrading your Data Domain OS

Today I ran into a replication issue between 2 Data Domain that showed up as VERY slow transfer rates between sites.  After working with EMC ... Read More