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CentOS 6.4 Mellanox 10GB Driver Install on the Open Compute Windmill V3 server

Our build out of the Open Compute Windmill V3 server utilizes the¬†Mellanox MCX342A XCAN 10GbE, 2-p SFP+ mezzanine card.¬†By default, the Mellanox card is not natively supported by CentOS 6.4. [root@server /]# lspci | grep Mellanox 06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Mellanox Technologies MT27500 Family [ConnectX-3] That being said, I had to download the appropriate driver from […]

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Automating the Cisco UCS build using Cisco PowerTool

After installing Cisco UCS and performing the initial setup of the UCS Fabric Interconnects; there is a lot of work that needs to be completed prior to configuring the blade Service Profiles. This can be done a multitude of ways, manually through UCSM, scripted through SSH or now through PowerShell using Cisco PowerTool. This allows […]

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Assigning VSAN’s to Cisco UCS VSAN Uplinks using Cisco PowerTool

When building out your UCS deployment, you create a series of Fibre Channel (FC) uplinks. Then you have to go back and add those FC uplinks to the VSAN’s that you created. This can be tedious if you have a lot of FC uplinks as you would need to modify each one. With Cisco’s Powertool, […]

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Introducing Vmware Horizon, where did ThinApp go?

VMware’s recent announcement of Horizon Suite, Horizon Workspace, Horizon View and Horizon Mirage seems to be lacking mention of ThinApp! So where did it go? As we both know, VMware Horizon Mirage (formally Wanova) and Horizon View are the same products that they have always been. Horizon Workspace and Horizon Suite are the new kids […]

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