Why Virtualize Splunk?

Why should you virtualize Splunk? I get asked that question all the time.  Let us first take a look at a typical Splunk installation on bare metal servers. What information do we even need to collect to size a Splunk? We need to start with the following questions: How much data are you going in… Read More »

Manual AWS to AHV migration

This is going to be the first of two blogs. This first blog will be the manual migration from AWS to AHV.  The second will use a product called Sureline. Prerequisites Make sure that you have an Amazon EC2 Windows instance that has a volume that is large enough to accommodate the size of the machine… Read More »

Storage vMotion of an Oracle RAC Cluster with minimal downtime

Over the last couple of weeks, I was asked to migrate an Oracle RAC environment from ESX to ESX on Nutanix. This procedure is for Development, QA, and Pre-Production RAC clusters which are not constrained by the 100% uptime business SLA’s. Administrators can choose to go another route of storage vMotioning Oracle RAC with minimal downtime in a… Read More »

LACP Configuration in vSphere 6.5

Well, we get started with configuring LACP, let’s talk a bit about few networking terms. Link Aggregation Group (LAG): The simplest definition of LAG is bonding two network interfaces in order to achieve greater throughput. Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): This is a protocol for the collective handling of multiple physical ports that can be seen as… Read More »

The upgrade contains the following set of conflicting VIBs – vSphere 6.5 upgrade

The upgrade contains the following set of conflicting VIBs: HUAWEI_bootbank_hio_2.0.0.42-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820 First, enable SSH on the host that has the above error when updating. Then SSH into the host and run the following commands: esxcli software vib list | grep HUAWEI esxcli software vib remove -n hio reboot The VIB has been removed.

Upgrade ESXi 6.0 to 6.5 via command line

I have neglected my home lab over the last couple of months.  So today I decided it was time to upgrade.  There will be a second post that will follow.  This post will show you how to upgrade the host via command line. Note: Make sure that your vCenter is at or above the current… Read More »

Add an image from the disk of a specific VM – PRISM Central 5.5

AHV Image services behavior has changed in AOS / Prism Central 5.5. The image service behavior depends on whether a cluster (also known as Prism Element) is registered to Prism Central. If the Prism Element (PE) cluster is newly created and has never been registered with a Prism Central instance all image operations will be… Read More »

VCSA 6.5 reset the root password

I always hate it when you can’t login into a system anymore because you either don’t know the root password anymore or the system is not able to log you in. VCSA 6.5 is built on top of Photon OS, so can’t use the same standard procedure for Debian, Ubuntu or RedHat. It’s still very… Read More »