Cisco Transforms Rack Mount Server with UCS integration

Posted on January 21st, 2011 in Industry News, Server, Tips | No Comments »

The recent release firmware for Cisco UCS version 1.4 had enabled the support of new blade B230M1 and C series rack mount server integration allow server management from UCS manager. This is a big major changes to the IT market today. Now you will enjoy service profile functionality similar to blade system in Cisco UCS even though if you choose to deploy a rack mount base solution. Not every environment will go with blade system only, therefore Cisco UCS C series rack mount solution integrate with UCS manager is important. It is interesting to monitor the respond from others server vendor such as HP, IBM, DELL, SUN and etc  for this major improvement.

Here is the sample screen shot

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Setup cannot create vCenter Server Directory Services instance

Posted on November 30th, 2010 in Tips, vCenter | 1 Comment »

While doing the VMware vCenter 4.1 setup on Windows 2008 R2 recently, I have encountered a problem “Error 28038. Setup cannot create vCenter Server Directory Services instance” after re-setup vCenter server.

The solution is simple as below:

Remove Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) server role on Windows Server 2008.

  • Click Administrative Tools
  • Click Server Manager
  • Click Roles
  • Click Remove Roles
  • Click Next
  • Un-check Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • Click Next
  • Click Remove
  • Click Close

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Cisco UCS C Series Rack Server

Posted on September 29th, 2009 in Hardware, Server | No Comments »

Found an interesting video about Cisco UCS C Series Rack Server from Musings of Rodos.

Cisco UCS C Series Rack Server from Rodney Haywood on Vimeo.

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Cisco UCS will soon to be in Malaysia

Posted on September 1st, 2009 in Data Center, Industry News | No Comments »

Cisco had officially launched the UCS solution which include the blade servers and Nexus integration for couple of months and we are still waiting the products to be officially available in Malaysia. I just got an update this morning as the products is available to be ordered now and we should expect the products availability in Malaysia soon. I am very impressed with the features and capability, can’t really wait to physically test it out when the hardware available here.