Category Archives: Dell

Quest ActiveRoles Management Shell Download

      No Comments on Quest ActiveRoles Management Shell Download

Quest ActiveRoles Management Shell Download Quest ActiveRoles is a collection of very useful PowerShell cmdlets for Active Directory. They used to be offered for free by Quest Software (now owned by Dell), but have since after version 1.5.1 (as far as I know) started charging money for the cmdlets in… Read more »

Installing OMSA in VMware ESXi

      No Comments on Installing OMSA in VMware ESXi

Download the OMSA 8.3 package Dell OpenManageServer Administrator vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB) for ESXi 6.0, v8.3 SCP to /tmp esxcli software vib install -d=/tmp/OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-8.3.0-1908.VIB-ESX60i_A00.zip Installation Result Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective. Reboot Required: true VIBs Installed: Dell_bootbank_OpenManage_8.3.0.ESXi600-0000… Read more »

Dell Perc H700 firmware upgrade under Citrix Xenserver

      2 Comments on Dell Perc H700 firmware upgrade under Citrix Xenserver

Updating the Dell Perc H700 raid controller firmware can be a hideous job. Let me explain how i got this done. First download the “SAS-RAID_Firmware_C3X7D_LN_12.10.6-0001_A12.BIN” file from the Dell Support website   Make sure that the file is available in your ~ directory. Either use wget of (win)scp to get… Read more »

Installing XenServer 6.5 on Dell PowerEdge R210

      No Comments on Installing XenServer 6.5 on Dell PowerEdge R210

Firstly we set the XenServer root partition to 16GB (opposed to the default 4GB, which is kinda tight), see Major IO blog; F2 on install shell vi /opt/xensource/installer/constants.py Change the following lines; line #89 GPT_SUPPORT = False Line #92 root_size = 16384 exit — NTP Servers from NTP Pool Project… Read more »