HOW TO: Configure a new Service Offering in EMC UIM/P

I am currently working on VMware vCloud Director Proof Of Concept and decided to use two spare UCS blades and some storage to build a test environment.

We are using Vblock 300HX and I recently rebuilt EMC UIM/P and imported current production cluster with EMC UIM/P Service Adoption Utility (I am working on the article […]

HOW TO: Upgrade Cisco UCS Manager, Fabric Interconnects, I/O Modules and B-Series blade server firmware

These instructions are for Cisco UCS B200 M2 blade server firmware upgrade from 2.0(1q) to 2.0(3a) (Vblock support matrix 2.5.9).

Before you start downloading firmware and upgrading UCS Manager and the blades, it may be a good idea to go through some housekeeping: Login to UCS Manager. Verify overall status of Fabric Interconnects, I/O Modules, […]

HOW TO: Identify what vNICs correspond to physical NICs

How to identify what vNICs correspond to physical NICs on HP ProLiant BL680 G5 full-height blade with two quad-port mezzanine cards:

This diagram is for a blade in Device Bay 1:

VMware NICs:

vmnic0 Embedded Ethernet Port 1 Bay 1 Port 9 vmnic1 Embedded Ethernet Port 2 Bay 2 Port 9 vmnic2 Embedded Ethernet […]