Setting up an ESXi host through the DCUI

I was running through the initial set up of a new ESXi server the other day and I thought I would put together a quick post collecting the steps together that I use. I was setting this host up on a new Dell R640 which came with the ESXi pre-installed. In my example I was … Continue reading Setting up an ESXi host through the DCUI

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Creating Tags in Nutanix License Portal

Introduction Nutanix have recently introduced a new feature which allows tagging in their license portal. This means each license can be tagged with the cluster it is associated with. This feature is good for keeping the License Portal organized and makes it easier to search. Procedure Log onto the Nutanix Portal - Launch Support Portal … Continue reading Creating Tags in Nutanix License Portal

VMware ESXi Embedded Host Client – 503 Service Unavailable

Introduction If you have installed the ESXi Embedded Host Client (Link) you might find occasionally when trying to log onto a VMware Host the following message is displayed It is a reasonably simple fix to get access again to the Host. Procedure SSH as root onto the ESXi host that is displaying the error Run … Continue reading VMware ESXi Embedded Host Client – 503 Service Unavailable

Mellanox VIB Incompatible With 6.5 Upgrade Bundle

Introduction While upgrading from ESXi 5.5 to ESXi 6.5 Update 2 the upgrade bundle might show as incompatible in VMware Update Manager. Investigating the error message shows that there is an incompatible VIB in use. In this case it is the Mellanox VIB for Mellanox hardware. If you don't use Mellanox hardware this VIB can … Continue reading Mellanox VIB Incompatible With 6.5 Upgrade Bundle

Nutanix CVM Error – Disk Space Usage /home On Controller exceeded 80%

Introduction Over time old logs and old software starts to build up in the CVM /home directory. The following error will be observed in Prism Proceedure Log onto a CVM of the cluster in question with the 'nutanix' account. The default password is 'nutanix/4u' but this may have been changed in your environment. Check the … Continue reading Nutanix CVM Error – Disk Space Usage /home On Controller exceeded 80%