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Using vSAN RVC to learn more about your vSAN environment

The vSAN Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) is a very-much undocumented feature of vSAN that allows you to explore some pretty kick-ass features of vSAN in terms of what-if scenarios, cluster info, and dashboard information from the vCenter server appliance. To access the vSAN RVC, simply ssh to your vCenter server appliance and run: rvc root@localhost […]

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Updated Quanta Winterfell BIOS fixes issue where you cannot send keystrokes to ESXi via IPMItool

After working this issue with Quanta/VMware since July of 2014, we finally have a new working issue for the Quanta Winterfell motherboards. What was happening: You could see everything on the SOL interface, but you could not send any key sequences (no keyboard input was being accepted). You can grab the BIOS here. F03C3A05 Working BIOS

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vCloud Automation Center 6.0 Installation fails with error code 1603 – Fix

So during my IAAS installation of vCloud Automation Center 6.0 (vCAC), I was getting the error during the installation saying: VCAC Server Setup Installation Failed, ExitCode:1603 After digging and digging, I realized that .NET Framework 4.5.1 was installed. So as a hunch, I uninstalled .NET Framework 4.5.1 and re-installed it from the IIAS installation URL […]

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ESXi 5.1 serial console based (headless) kickstart

As you saw in my previous post, it takes a little work to get an Open Compute Platform (OCP) server to install ESXi 5.1. The main reason being the lack of video card, the second reason being that only “old people” know serial :) Keep in mind, my OCP servers (Hyve) have three interfaces, eth2 […]

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