Category Archives: HP

vSphere 6u2 – Lab Upgrade

This blog is only limited to vCenter and ESXi upgrade: Release notes: vCenter: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-vcenter-server-60u2-release-notes.html ESXi: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-esxi-60u2-release-notes.html For those who do not know I am still using the Windows version of the vCenter Server (for not particular reason, maybe its loyalty because it went through a lot of upgrades and it grew on me ;-)). So… Read More »

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HP 3PAR 10400 OOTB not responding

So, I newly had an HP 3PAR 10400 to initialize (4 controllers and 8 disk cages), as usual planned this with HP 3PAR deployment team and I installed the hardware and powered up the system and all was green and we were moving forward without any complications thankfully =).  First weird thing I noticed is… Read More »

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ESXi 5.5 and HP-AMS Heap globalCartel-1 already at its maximum size

Nothing better than waking to a Saturday support call, no? Don’t you just love not having a weekend and support your clients instead ;-). So long story short, it was a VMware Horizon View infrastructure and all the virtual machines that were being requested by the users were not powering on and we were getting… Read More »

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Synthetic FibreChannel Port Failed to finish reserving resources

So its a Saturday afternoon playing my 2 years old and a phone call came to end it ;-), so one of our customer had an issue with live migrating virtual machines with vFC disks attached to it. The first error I logged was: Live migration of ‘Virtual Machine XXX-XXX-XXX’ failed. Virtual machine migration operation… Read More »

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VMware Horizon View Black Screen (Hardware Issues)

From the topic you must by now have come across a dozen blogs and a couple of VMware KB articles describing the case and explaining the connectivity implied by the PCoIP protocol and you have gone off the firewall administrator to introduce him to the 10inch thick encyclopedia that you keep for such situations ;-).… Read More »

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Raw Disk Space Calculation w/ HP 3PAR in mind

Hopefully this information won’t be redundant but sometimes the propagation of sizing a storage solution should go beyond the calculation given by a tool. When calculating the space for CPGs and VVs in 3PAR the measurement the unit used is TiB (Tebibyte) / GiB (Gibibyte) / MiB(Mebibyte) where: Each TiB = 1.099511627776 TB.  Each GiB… Read More »

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Install HP Smart Update Manager (SUM) on RedHat Enterprise Linux 6

So this is one of the times that you can’t remotely install the latest drivers and firmware updates to a Linux host remotely, the work around is to install the HP SUM server on the Linux host and update it locally. You will need: The RedHat installation DVD (the one which contains the packages). The… Read More »

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