Tonight I found myself recovering a VM on a Windows 2008 R2 cluster connected to an MD3000i SAN. To make very long and painful story short, it appears that someone applied a series of Windows Updates and then a Dell DSM update that screwed up the multipathing.… [ Continue reading ]
I recently found myself in the position of having to expand a virtual disk on a Dell MD3000i. The Dell MD3000i is a great entry-point SAN, but the GUI lacks some of the functions that you think would be there (such as online volume growth).… [ Continue reading ]
Dell has this great NAS device that runs Windows 2008 Storage Server Standard–the NX3000. The only problem is that Dell treats it like an “appliance,” meaning you can’t partition it the way you want. I recently ordered two with 6x1TB drives and wanted to deploy DPM to them.… [ Continue reading ]
- Trying to access the “Virtual Media” section of a DRAC console
- Client is Windows 2008
- When accessing “Virtual Media,” get prompted to accept ActiveX control; accept, and get redirected to login page
- Open Internet Explorer, Tools > Internet Options; select Intranet, and select “Automatically detect Intranet network”
- Open %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.