UCS ESX Driver Update and VLAN Config via the Service Console

A recent troubleshooting session helped me dust off the ESX cobwebs from my brain since I have been working exclusively with ESXi since late 2010.  There was an ESX 4.1 U1 installation on a UCS System, and the Cisco-customized ISO had not been used.

Needless to say, the machine was not accessible from the network.  Details on how we resolved the problem are included below… Continue reading “UCS ESX Driver Update and VLAN Config via the Service Console”

Fedora 17 Beta and VMware Tools Installation Fun

Fedora 17 is in Beta and Red Hat included the Open vSwitch in this distribution. So, I wanted to test it out.

The Fedora Beta installation process does not provide as many module installation options as a standard Red Hat Install does. So, the VMware Tools installation proved to be a little tricky… Continue reading “Fedora 17 Beta and VMware Tools Installation Fun”