VMware ESXi SATADOM Boot Device

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In the blog post, I am showing you how to deal with SATADOM boot devices in your ESXi Hosts. Recently I replaced my SD cards with SATADOMs in all my ESXi Hosts in my HomeLab. This blog post is about my experience and configuration that was required for HPE ProLiant servers. SD Card In the …

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vSAN: PBM error occurred during PreCloneCheckCallback

VMware vCenter - PBM error occurred during PreCloneCheckCallback - Solution

Lately, I encountered some issues related to VMware vSAN in my Lab environment. The error message that was popping up all the time was “PBM error occurred during PreCloneCheckCallback“. So how did the problem occur? First, we start with some background information. My Lab environment is powered-on when needed and powered-off when not needed. This …

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HPE Storage Controller Management (ssacli)

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This time I decided to do a blog post about the HPE Smart Array RAID controllers with their wonderful ssacli tool. The tooling of HPE is very powerful because you can online manage a VMware ESXi host and migrate for example from a RAID 1 volume to a RAID 10 without downtime or change the …

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Deployment of VMware vCenter Server 6.7 Update 1

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In this blog post, we are going to deploy VMware vCenter 6.7 Update 1 in my Lab environment. The deployment is fully covered with all the additional notes required to perform a successful installation, migration or upgrade. I also added some guidelines for designing your environment. Now that vSphere 6.7 Update 1 is available since …

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