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More VMware vSphere 5 Tutorials

This week i’ve uploaded another 3 VMware vSphere 5 Tutorials – VMware Update Manager 5 installation and upgrading from ESXi4 to ESXi5 using Update Manager, along with vSphere Storage Appliance installation. I will upload vSphere Storage Appliance configuration this week.

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Cisco UCS and Netapp Snapmirror updates

I ran through my Cisco UCS tutorials during a recent install to make sure everything was 100% correct and I found that I missed one important section which was Chassis Discovery. When you first log into the UCS manager you will not see any Chassis’s. To discovery the chassis you need to add server ports. I’ve written a small tutorial about how to do this: https://sysadmintutorials.com/tutorials/cisco/cisco-ucs/cisco-ucs-fabric-interconnect-chassis-discovery/
I’ve been working quite a bit with Snapmirror in the last few weeks and have updated the Netapp CLI pocket guide with quite a few more commands and a few hidden commands in priv diag mode. You can check that out here: https://sysadmintutorials.com/tutorials/netapp/netapp-data-ontap-cli/

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Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect VSAN Setup

If you are using Cisco UCS there is a very high chance that you will be using shared storage, a SAN environment. In our lab we have setup our Fabric Interconnects to connect to external fiber channel switches for our SAN connectivity. This tutorial will walk you through how to create a Virtual SAN or VSAN in your Cisco UCS infrastructure utilizing a Fiber Channel Expansion Module installed in the Fabric Interconnect along with Fiber Channel Storage switches that support NPIV (N_Port ID Virtualization).

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Cisco UCS Lab Diagram

Cisco Unified Computing. I will now begin on Cisco UCS setup and configuration tutorials. Before starting on the actual setup and configuration tutorials I have constructed a network diagram of what the lab looks like and some instructions on how to connect all the devices together. The following Cisco UCS tutorials will refer back to this network diagram.