Category Archives: Virtualization

Unboxed: NetApp HCI

Today I want don’t want to hold back some new stuff from you. It’s time for unboxing a brand new NetApp HCI System. When you hear HCI, you think about Hyper Converged Infrastructure. With HCI you converge compute and storage infrastructure into one single chassis. But the biggest disadvantage is the scalability. You cannot independently… Read More »

NetApp ONTAP Select for VMware Datastores

For small environments, VMware’s software defined storage ‘vSAN’ is a very nice for solution for a shared storage between multiple hypervisors, which gives you the ability to use enterprise features like HA and DRS. But if your environment is too small, you may got a few problems because vSAN needs some requirements: at least one… Read More »

VMware vExpert 2018

Right after my two weeks long camping tour through Sweden, I noticed a mail from VMware. “You’re in. Welcome to the VMware vExpert Program“. VMware vExpert is a program to recognise the contribution in the VMware community, blogs and social media. In 2018 there are 1741 vExperts from 72 different countries. After my NetApp United… Read More »

ESXi Update 6.5 U2 fails

While upgrading from VMware ESXi, 6.5.0 to 6.5 Update 2, the update fails with the following error: [root@host:~] esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/echt_raid5/update-from-esxi6.5-6.5_update02.zip   [InstallationError]  Failed updating the bootloader: Execution of command /usr/lib/vmware/bootloader-installer/install-bootloader failed: non-zero code returned  return code: 1  output: ERROR: ld.so: object ‘/lib/libMallocArenaFix.so’ from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.  Traceback (most recent call last):… Read More »

VMware PowerCLI on Debian Linux

Getting sick of Microsoft Windows and the ISE, I’ve installed VMware PowerCLI on my Debian Linux today. Everything could be done from your Shell, you do not need to download anything with your browser. Nice stuff – PowerCLI was installed in unter 2 minutes 😉 First you need to add some apt sources and install… Read More »