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Reset ECC error counters and reset memory faults on UCS C-Series via CIMC

While troubleshooting DIMM errors/issues on a UCS C-Series, I ran into an issue where the ECC error counters would not reset after changing a DIMM and after multiple reboots.  During the course of troubleshooting, I caused a bunch of other ECC errors causing a number of faults across the motherboard.  All of these displayed an error […]

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Playstation Vue is the best streaming TV service available

A couple days into a trial of Playstation Vue, I’m convinced it is the best IPTV service available today.  The interface is sleek and available on multiple platforms, the performance of video is incredibly good, but best of all, its has a cloud based DVR features and the “catchup” ability to watch previously aired shows […]

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Change is good and there’s lots of change in my life

Back in August, my family relocated to the Charlotte, North Carolina, area.  For some reason, I’ve waited to share that news.  Maybe it is a good thing.  Not only do I have that news, but much more has happened since we moved. Funny enough, when I wrote PowerCLI Cookbook a year ago, the publisher offered […]

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With new HPE EdgeLine systems, its about data proximity

Less than a year ago, HPE announced a new set of products under its EdgeLine banner.  These devices were created to enable the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect with other IT infrastructure and to allow IT to tap into sensor data and other capabilities directly attached to devices.   With the term, Internet of […]

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Solarwinds releases Network Performance Manager 12

Monitoring and management software company Solarwinds has announced the release of Network Performance Monitor 12 – a release that includes their most significant updates in the history of the product.  Originally known as Orion, NPM is a comprehensive network monitoring and management tool.  The new release features to major new features known as NetPath and Network […]

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HPE unleashes monster sized SSD drives for its 3PAR StoreServ arrays

HPE announced massive new SSD drive offerings for its 3PAR StoreServ arrays — a 7.68TB and 15.36TB drive in size. The new drives double and quadruple the former 3.84TB high-end drive. And with these new drive offerings, HPE has leapfrogged the spinning disk capacities with this new generation of SSD drives with incomparable performance. Sizing […]

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HPE Discover: What’s new in Storage at a Glance

Notes of interest from the HPE Storage keynote and announcements: Massive new drives – 7.68TB and 15.36TB drives for the 3PAR StoreServ arrays.  The new drives are enabled by the 3D SSD technology pioneered by Samsung.  The drives also benefit from Adaptive Sparing in the 3PAR OS that allows for additional spare capacity to be […]

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What drives HPE Synergy and makes it Composable?

Last week, I posted about HPE’s Synergy Platform – their vision of Composable Infrastructure.  My post had a hard slant towards the hardware components of the solution because that is the world that I generally live in.   I received some comments about the post and I always appreciate that kind of feedback.  I don’t […]

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Four months with Circle guarding my Internet connection

Several months ago, I posted the unboxing photos and an overview of Circle, an Internet safety device that I ordered to protect my family at home.   I fully expected to be able to post a full review in just a few weeks, but I found that it took a bit longer to really test Circle with […]

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What is Composable Infrastructure and where is it targeted?

Last month, just before the flooding, I was onsite at HPE in Houston, TX, for a Tech Day focused on the HPE Hyper Converged and Composable Infrastructure portfolio.  I have since had a chance to reflect on everything I had learned about HPE’s Composable strategy – and the larger industry direction of containers and orchestration are it is all […]

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