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The New Guy Came, vSphere 7

I was reading lot of posts and tweets about this new guy, vSphere 7 but who is this new guy? Why is he attractive for Virtualization ladies? What’s New in vSphere 7? There are many new features and there are many removed feature, vSphere 7 has huge arms compare to vSphere 6.7 (The depressed guy). Let’s quick review about new features, I’ll publish some posts about each feature after check them on my lab. I hope that the new guy is compatible with our current hardware! But there is no information yet. He is a ghost! vSphere Lifecycle Manager Next-Gen...


6th VMware vExpert Award

It is my honor to be selected as VMware vExpert for the sixth consecutive year. Congratulations to all my friends who are also selected.


Found EMC Unity Bug on STOR2RRD 2.70

I have published a post about STOR2RRD 2.70 recently and I mentioned many times that this tool is my favorite tool for SAN monitoring. So I’ve updated our servers to the new version but there was a bug which STOR2RRD couldn’t retrieve performance data from EMC Unity systems. What’s Problem? STOR2RRD 2.70 can not retrieve performance data from EMC Unity with different firmware versions. You got the below error on error log of your EMC Unity storage systems (Example log file name: /home/lpar2rrd/stor2rrd/logs/error.log-EMC-UNITY-XXX): What’s The Solution? Recently, STOR2RRD 2.70-1 has been released that includes the fix for issue: stor2rrd-2.70-1.tar Further...

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What’s New in Veeam Backup & Replication v10

Veeam has released latest version of Veeam Backup & Replication (Part of Veeam Availability Suite) at 18th February 2020. Veeam Backup & Replication v10 includes lot of new features and enhancements. There are many enhancements about virtual and physical environments that we will review on this post. NAS Backup First, NAS backup needs Enterprise Plus license but it allows you to take backup on SMB and NFS. It supports Scalable Architecture based on DFS that you used. Forever Incremental, Storage Snapshot and Object Storage Integration are other features which introduced in Veeam BR v10. Also Veeam Backup & Replication v10...

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STOR2RRD 2.70 Is Available Now

You know, Stor2rrd is my favorite monitoring tools for SAN. Stor2rrd 2.70 is available now with some new features and supported devices. New Storage Support Stor2rrd 2.70 has come with supporting the below storages: Dell EMC² Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) HPE Primera iXsystems FreeNAS, TrueNAS Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5000 Series Main Enhancements and Fixes The below enhancements and fixes are in Stor2rrd 2.70: Updated UI design Mappings enhancements: Graphical visualisation of SAN topology between storages and SAN switches (ports, colored links per utilisation): UI ➡ Storage ➡ Mapping ➡ SAN Topology IBM Storwize/SVC/FlashFystem: new mapping table Disk2Host under storage mapping...

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HPE Offline Bundle 3.5.0-12 for VMware ESXi

HPE Offline Bundle 3.5.0-12 for VMware ESXi includes important fixes for issues which can be cause of service down time. If you have VMware ESXi 6.5 or VMware ESXi 6.7, you must update HPE Offline Bundle to the new version (3.5.0-12).

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Dell EMC Unity OE

EMC has released new upgrade file for Unity family ( but I couldn’t find Release Notes link till now. Seems, the upgrade file is contains some minor fixes and security fixes as well. (Now I know that some issues were major!) The file size is as big as previous releases, but as I know, the below security issues have been fixed on this release. (Thanks to “derWolle“, I don’t know him but he has read the post and sent me the link of release notes: Seems, there is new feature and important fixes: Initially Configuring your Unity syste: When...

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Last HPE Pre-Gen9 ESXi 6.5 U3 Custom Image

HPE has released the last custom image for Pre-Gen9 ProLiant servers. Actually, the Pre-Gen9 was just Gen8! Seems, HPE Gen8 ProLiant is retiring. HPE released ESXi 6.7 U3 custom image as well and it does support Gen9 and Gen10. What’s Changed? Same as all previous custom images, there were some changes on device drivers, management bundles and also ESXi image. All the custom images have been created from latest ESXi image. Also you can find the other changes via the below links: ESXi 6.7 U3: Driver Versions in HPE supplied VMware ESXi images ESXi 6.5 U3 (G9 Plus, Pre-G9): Driver...

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Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Version 2019.12.0

Bad news, this version doesn’t support Windows 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and VMware vSphere 6. Update supported from these versions: 2019.09.0,  2019.03.1. This version supporting online firmware for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. Supported Operating Systems The following operating systems are supported for system software and firmware: Microsoft Windows Sever 2019 – All Editions Microsoft Windows Sever 2016 – All Editions Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 – All Editions Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7, 7.6 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1, Initial SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4, 12 SP3 VMware vSphere 6.7 U3,...


HPE Virtual Connect 4.80

Today, HPE has released Virtual Connect 4.80, the release is includes lots of security fixes. Beginning with VC 4.80, HPE VC Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module is not supported having reached its 5 year End of Support period in July 2018. To upgrade to Virtual Connect 4.80, the minimum Virtual Connect Support Utility required version is 1.15.0. Supported Interconnect Modules Virtual Connect 4.80 is supported on the following interconnect modules: • HPE VC Flex-10/10D Module • HPE VC FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module • HPE VC FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module • HPE VC FlexFabric-20/40 F8 TAA Module • HPE VC 8Gb 20-Port FC Module...