NSX 6.x – Manually Remove Installation
Mar04

NSX 6.x – Manually Remove Installation

Want to fully remove NSX from your vSphere environment but your NSX Manager is no longer registered/responding? Check this article out!

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NSX 6.4 brings Layer 7 inspection to the scene!
Feb25

NSX 6.4 brings Layer 7 inspection to the scene!

Come check out the new context-aware (Layer 7) filtering in NSX 6.4!

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More microcode madness – VMware recommends NOT patching
Jan14

More microcode madness – VMware recommends NOT patching

VMware recommends NOT applying microcode patch that they pushed… and my R620 experiences some weird issues after having applied the patch!

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Intel Microcode for Spectre/CVE-2017-5715 – Real performance loss in ZFS
Jan13

Intel Microcode for Spectre/CVE-2017-5715 – Real performance loss in ZFS

Update as of Jan 14, 2018:  VMware Recommends not applying patch Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately (which would have been convenient) you probably know about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that have caused a huge stir in the IT industry.  There are three CVE’s associated with these vulnerabilities: CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre) CVE-2017-5753 (Spectre) CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown) The purpose of this blog entry...

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VCSA 6.5 U1c – Error 503 – vpxd.log duplicate key value violates unique constraint
Nov28

VCSA 6.5 U1c – Error 503 – vpxd.log duplicate key value violates unique constraint

Today we fix the duplicate key value violates unique constraint “pk_vpx_dvport_membership” error that can occur in VCSA 6.5 Update 1c (still)

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The Little R620 that Could – 40TB ZFS/ESXi in 1U!? Part 1
Oct21

The Little R620 that Could – 40TB ZFS/ESXi in 1U!? Part 1

Check out this article where we build a 1U box capable of housing 40TB worth of storage while also serving as a serious ESXi host!

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