Author Archives: Naz Snidanko

Alert: ESXi 5.5 Update 3 bug – Deleting VM snapshot crashes VM

Removing snapshot causes Unexpected signal: 11. Most of the backup software relies on creating and removing snapshots. Bug is not officially confirmed by VMWare. No fix, the only solution is to roll back to ESXi 5.5 update 2. See the … Continue reading

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HP Proliant BL460c Gen9 HBA bug

There is a bug with HP FlexFabric 650FLB adapters on HP Gen 9 blades. Buggy firmware prevents HBA from properly negotiating FC protocols. HBA will fail to initiate the PLOGI (Port Login) process. Symptoms on Brocade FC switch will show … Continue reading

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3PAR remote syslog

To view current config for remote syslog showsys -param cli% showsys -param System parameters from configured settings ——Parameter—— –Value— RawSpaceAlertFC : 0 RawSpaceAlertNL : 0 RawSpaceAlertSSD : 0 RemoteSyslog : 0 RemoteSyslogHost : 0.0.0.0 SparingAlgorithm : Default EventLogSize : 3M … Continue reading

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3PAR real free space

Today browsing one of my favorite 3PAR related websites (3parug.com) I came across topic asking for a “real” free space. I assume someone is trying to find out how more of the actual data he/she can fit before running out of … Continue reading

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VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.8 command on SRM with Powershell bug

Hello, we have another VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) bug. This time it’s with Command on SRM server and Powershell scripts. I am not SRM developer but it seems SRM itself parses commands before passing it to Windows OS for … Continue reading

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VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.8 Bug – Linked Mode

There is a “well known” bug in VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.8 (SRM), which puts your DR plan at risk. It will only affect if you have vCenters connected in Linked mode. Well, let me put it this way: when … Continue reading

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VMware Site Recovery Manager remote Powershell script

You have a PowerShell script designed to run locally, but you need to execute it on remote computer via another product such as VMware Site Recovery Manager . You need to keep all your scripts in central repository but you … Continue reading

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HP 3PAR Layout Grid Manager

Chunklet is not a secret for everyone involved with 3PAR Inform OS. In short, a chunklet is a 1GB block of data. By default a 3PAR array will devide all physical disks in multiple chunklets of 1GB. Have you ever wanted to visualize … Continue reading

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3par Powershell Example

HP has amazing product called 3par but it’s definitely lucking some features on add-on software side. One of the products HP offers is called HP 3PAR Recovery Manager Software for Microsoft SQL Server (RM-SQL). Purpose of this software is to … Continue reading

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HP Broadcom-Based Network adapters firmware 7.8.21 fix – c04258318

“HP has released a very serious customer advisory saying that some Broadcom Nics which are used in G2-G6 servers and blades could be killed by a firmware update component in their HP Service Pack for Proliant 2014.02. Using HPSUM, HP … Continue reading

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