Control Datacore SSV Write Cache with APC PCNS


The post describes the process of setting up PCNS to disable or enable write cache on Datacore SAN Symphony V when the UPS is on Battery or Power is Restored Events.

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Altaro – VSS Provider Override


This week I was evaluating Altaro VM-Backup because I read that they had released version 6, which now supports backing up virtual machine running on the VMware hyper visor. Apart from that, I needed to deploy Altaro VM-Backup to a customer of ours for whom we configured a Hyper-V Failover Cluster.For this reason I first tested…

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Slow Hyper-V Shared Nothing Live Migration


A customer of ours purchased a new server to create a Hyper-V cluster with the existing server. We decided to create a single node cluster and migrate the vms to the new server so we could re-install the “old” server (Host 1) and join it to the cluster. The customer had only one switch(we know!)…

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Java Error while installing DELL ITDT


While installing ITDT on Windows server 2012 R2, I encountered the error : Windows Error 2 occured while loading the Java VM. Things I tried include: installing both 64 and 32-bit java versions. set the System environment variable $PATH to point to both java architecture types What worked was running the command manually in a command…

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Veeam Off-Host Backup Proxy with DELL Equallogic


This Post will describe the process required to configure your components for Hyper-V Off-Host Backup with Dell Equallogic and Veeam Backup and Replication.

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Self-inflicted vCSA 6 upgrade issues


Today I was excited to upgrade my vCSA 5.5 to vCSA 6.0 and eventually the whole lab to vSphere 6.0. I had issues upgrading the vCSA. The upgrade failed during the export phase with “Internal error occurs during export”. Looked around and found the VMware vSphere 6.0 Release Notes mention the below: “Workaround for Internal error…

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Installing Equallogic MEM with Windows vSphere CLI


The article goes through the process of installing the Equallogic Multipathing Extension Module by using the VMware vSphere CLI for windows. It also explains how you can configure the host to connect to the SAN with the –bestpractice option.

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Dell PowerVault RD1000 – Not Ejecting Media


This is a brief guide to replace a broken gear on the Dell Powervault RD1000. The faulty gear would prevent from Loading /Ejecting the cartridges from the RDX drive.

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Mikrotik IP/Cloud and multiple ISPs


Sometimes you have a customer who has more than one internet connection and you want to setup Mikrotik Cloud to update the DDNS name to point to a specific IP and “failover” to another IP should the primary link fail. For example your WEB and VPN services are hosted on different Internet links, with fail-over,…

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Testing your QNAP or Linux based NAS for shellshock.


This article describes one of the ways a a universal shellshock test script can be executed to test your NAS for vulnerabilities.

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