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Cisco UCS – P81E Virtual Interface Card – Part 4

In UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers , You will get an option to choose the third party vendors network card or Cisco UCS P81 E VIC (Virtual Interface Card).  Cisco UCS P81E Virtual Interface Card is a virtualization-optimized Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) PCI Express (PCIe) two x 8 10-Gbps adapter.The virtual interface card is a dual-port 10 Gb Ethernet PCIe adapter that …

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Cisco UCS – C-Series Server Administration – Part 3

There are  lot of elements  which we didn’t see in the last article. In this article ,we will see that how to configure the CIMC log (syslog), Virtual KVM settings ,configure the BIOS, Power polices, User management, CIMC network settings. We will also see that how to configure the communication services for CIMC(http,https, ssh). To monitor the host, we also …

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Cisco UCS – C-Series Server Management – Part 2

In this article ,we will explore more about the Cisco UCS C-series server components and CIMC(Cisco Integrated Management controller). C-series are rack mounted servers and we need to manage using the CIMC unless you have the UCS manager installed on your environment. You have also option to opt the cisco UCS P81E virtual Interface card along with C-series server which can …

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Cisco – UCS (Unified Computing System) Part -1

Everybody would have been surprised when CISCO jumped in to the X86 server hardware market in 2009. Since then they are growing rapidly in the server market and now they are one of the  competitive vendors for Dell and HP.  CISCO have chosen the right market where they can demonstrate the network capabilities and implement the innovative thinking. CISCO got …

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How to update Oracle Solaris 11.2 – SRU

This article will talk about the Oracle Solaris 11.2 SRU update (Jan 2015).  Oracle’s ultimate goal is to make the Solaris patching like Redhat Linux satellite server patching model. There are some companies would like to stick with the legacy OS patching model instead of going for the IPS patching method(Downloading the OS patch bundle and updating it ). Here …

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GHOST GLIBC LIBRARY VULNERABILITY – Redhat

The another heartbreaking news for Linux administrators and users. The serious vulnerability has been detected on the Linux glibc library and they named this vulnerability as “GHOST” .The GNU C Library (glibc) is an implementation of the standard C library and a core part of the Linux operating system. This vulnerability  allows hackers/attackers to take complete control of the system without knowing the system …

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vC Ops Manager 5.8 License Management – Part 5

This article will help you to update the license keys for vCenter operation Manager 5.8 .Once we have deployed the vC Ops ,we need to assign the proper license key to get all the features of the vC Ops. If your product is working on the foundation license mode, it won’t give you any historical data and capacity information which we …

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Configuring the vCenter Operations Manager 5.8 – Part 4

This article will help you to configure the vCenter Operating Manager 5.8 . Once you have deployed the vC Ops using the OVA file , new vApps will be created along with  two new VM’s. (Analytics VM & UI VM). When you power on the vApps , Analytics VM gets power on and it takes nearly 10 minutes  to initialize. There are plenty …

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Deploying vCenter Operation Manager 5.8 – Part 3

VMware provides the vC Ops installable software for windows & Linux.VMware also provides the pre-configured vApps to deploy vCenter Operation manager in few clicks and this will be the most common method. If you plan to install it on Linux or Windows hosts, you need to buy license for operating systems  along with vC Ops. But when you deploy vC Ops …

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Creating Network profile for vC Ops 5.8 – Part 2

In this article ,we will see that how to configure the network protocol profile for vC Ops vApps using vSphere web-client. Network protocol profiles provide a network identity to vApps. A network protocol profile is a pre-defined network configuration that is assigned to a network used by a vApps. The vApp can then leverage vCenter Server to automatically provide an …

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