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How to get Cisco Updates (HyperFlex and all other Cisco devices)

How do you know when there is a new release of software or you are waiting for a bug fix… It’s possible with the Cisco subscription !   Get Email…

iSCSI : Creating a Target and Initiator

To be honest, I never worked with iSCSI. After some questions, I had a closer look about the protocol. If you don’t have anything to do during a evening, you…

Upgrade HyperFlex From 3.5.1 and greater

I already created some post where I showed how easy it is to upgrade HyperFlex and how to upgrade ESXi. Wouldn’t it be nice if upgrading HyperFlex, ESXi and UCS…

Prepare UCS Manager to be upgrade by HyperFlex

HyperFlex is getting easier and easier to install, configure and upgrade. In the following post I am going to show you how easy a HyperFlex upgrade is. But first you…

Moving to the United States

Since the beginning of this year I am living and working in the United States. This relocation from the Netherlands was a big journey. If I am reading some other…

Cisco Live Barcelona 2020 (CLEUR)

This year I had again the privilege to speak at a Lab and a Breakout session during Cisco Live Barcelona 2020 or CLEUR for short. This was not my first…

HyperFlex API Python Scripts

With API calls you can configure and monitor HyperFlex. Here is a post about the API Explorer. Things changed. Since HyperFlex 3.5 there is a timeout for the token. Via…

FiveFinger – Can you walk on it ?

Last year I was thinking about FiveFinger shoes because people were saying it was better for you. Some people would even run on it ! Normal Shoes ? I have…

Finding UCS-M IP in HyperFlex

In HyperFlex connect you can see a lot of information of the system. What vCenter is used, the versions. But what if you just need the UCS Manager where the…

Take a Parachute and Jump !

For my birthday my wife gave me a coupon for a tandem parachute jump at http://paracentrumtexel.nl . On a nice Tuesday me and my wife went to Texel. Although I…

TAGS With InterSight

InterSight.com is a cloud monitoring and configuration manager for UCS and HyperFlex products. You can not only monitor HyperFlex, but also do a complete installation of HyperFlex via InterSight. When…

Stretched Cluster Installation (HX 4.0)

For the Cisco Live US 2019 HyperFlex Data Protection Deep Dive breakout, I needed a HyperFlex 4.0 Stretched cluster to show some failures that can be beaten. In this post…

Why Garmin Fenix 5 Now ?

For a long time I had the Garming 620. It’s a nice sportwatch and I wanted something newer. After wearing the Polar M600 for a few months, I decided to…

Top 4 changes in HyperFlex Connect 3.5

In HyperFlex 3.5 there are some cool features. See this blog. And there is more ! Some nice enhancements in HyperFlex Connect. This is the interface where you can configure…

HyperFlex Hyper-V Profiler Tool

The HyperFlex profiler tool is very cool. It shows you some more insight about an environment which you then easily can convert into a new HyperFlex system. Now it’s possible…

HyperFlex Hyper-V 3.5 Easy Installation

As you can see in this post, the installation of HyperFlex is very easy. And how is the installation of HyperFlex Hyper-V ? Well, I finally found out myself and…

Top 5 cool new features of Cisco HyperFlex DataPlatform 3.5

Although the HyperFlex 3.5 release is not a major release, there are still a lot of features which are interessting. Here are 5 new features which are very very cool…

Yes I Can ! Taxidermy

Last weekend me and my wife did a beginners course of taxidermy. This doesn’t make me any pro, but at least I know if I like it or not. It’s…

Wow ! What a colorful wedding.

On august 1st I got married and it was an awesome day. Because this wasn’t our first wedding, we wanted to have a nice atmosphere with a lot of fun….

How dCloud Almost Saved My Life !

The saterday before my Cisco Live presentation there was a power outage in my lab. I had already for 5 hours no connection to my HyperFlex cluster and I was getting very…

Can you connect Apple HomePod to Android Phone ?

This week I received an Apple HomePod. Very nice if you are an Apple user. Unfortunately I am using Android devices, so there was a challenge for me. What is…

Add vHBA AFTER a HX installation.

During the easy installation of HyperFlex, you can select the option to create FC Storage during installation. Here’s a link to see if you can install HyperFlex software in 37 minutes….

What Did I Do At Cisco Live Orlando 2018 ?

When I was talking with people that I was going to Cisco Live Orlando to speak for 4 hours, everybody thought : Well, that’s a nice vacation. Being at Cisco…

How To Add VLANs AFTER a HyperFlex Installation

When you installed a HyperFlex Cluster, VLANs are created at the UCS-Manager and vSwitches of the nodes. But what if you just want to add VLANs to your environment ?…

Disaster Recovery with HyperFlex Replication 3.0

In HXDP 3.0 some features were added to replication. In a previous post I’d showed you how to configure Replication. See this blog about Replication 2.5. The procedure for the…

Re-Installation of HyperFlex. The Unsupported Way !

In my lab I do a lot of testing, demo’s which includes also an installation of a HyperFlex cluster. If you just do a re-installation of a HyperFlex cluster, you…

ESXi upgrade for Cisco HyperFlex

Every now and then there are some new versions of software. Not only for Cisco HyperFlex Data Platform, but also for ESXi. It’s not recommended to do an auto update…

Training : Are you the New Hyper Converged Admin ?

Sorry for all the non-dutch people, but the training is only in dutch. Op 28 mei, 18 juli en 12 september 2018 geven we een training voor de nieuwe hyper-converged admins….

Recover you HyperFlex Password

I know. No one looses his passwords. Everybody keeps them save in their head or something. But what if you can’t remember the password of the HyperFlex Cluster, but you…

Howto Move HyperFlex Cluster to New vCenter

It’s possible that you installed the HyperFlex cluster and register it to a vCenter server and now you want to move it to another vCenter server. There are serveral reasons…

Top Features of the New Cisco 32 Gbps FC Switches

Although Hyper converged solution are often found at customers, FC SAN Switches are still alive and renewed every time ! Cisco got now 2 new san switches which are capable…

Upgrade to HyperFlex 3.0. It’s so easy!

With all kind of new features, who don’t want to upgrade to the latest and greatest release of HyperFlex Data Platform. Curious about some features ? Just read this blog…

5 Great Features of Hyperflex 3.0

There it is. Hyperflex Data Platform 3.0 is downloadable via the http://cisco.com/go/software site. More nice features are added to the HyperFlex Data Platform software. Here are some great features in…

Convert VMWare .OVA to Hyper-V .VHD

On my laptop I am using Virtualbox often. It’s easy and quick. Sometimes you will have to convert a VMWare .ova file into a Hyper-V file. Now you can find…

DIY : DAB Antenna

Sometimes I buy some nice gadgets. And a few days ago I received my device. It’s an internet radio with radio, mediaplayer and DAB Radio. Unfortunally I didn’t have a…

Connect UCS FI 6332 to 10 Gb Network

It’s nice that the bandwidth of the servers and the whole UCS system is getting faster and faster. Sometimes you must connect the FI 6332 with all 40 Gb ports…

Speaker at Cisco Live Barcelona 2018

Yes ! After doing a design clinic in 2010 and presenting Social Miner in 2012, I was lucky to do a technical Seminar in 2018 at CLEUR (Cisco Live Europe)….

5 Great Features of Cisco MDS 9132T San Switch

Cisco still develops new SAN FC switches with very nice features. The Cisco 9132T is a 32 port 32 Gb FC SAN switch. Because of the size it’s suitable for…

Cisco Live Barcelona : TECCOM-1463

Yeah !!! I am a presenter at Cisco Live Barcelona 2018 TECCOM-1463 : Technical Seminar On mondays there are Technical Seminars which you can follow for an additional fee. This…

Hyperflex & Cisco Intersight

There it is :https://intersight.com/ Cool if you know what it is and what it can do. Why Cisco Intersight? Managing Data center devices can be challenging. We use the applications…

My First Marathon : Las Vegas 2017

Yes ! On November 12th 2017 I finished my first Marathon in Las Vegas, NV. My time wasn’t fast and this wasn’t my goal. My goal was just to finish…

5 Tips for Running a Marathon WITH Diabetes

As you can see in my post My First Marathon, I finished the Las Vegas Marathon 2017. It wasn’t a pleasure walk. It needed preparation and a lot of research…

5 Tips on howto prepare for a Marathon

In may 2016 I started, since the first time in my life, with running. Just to make sure I could make the finish line in september 2016 during a mudmaster…

5 Reasons to go to Cisco Live Barcelona 2018

Every Cisco minded technical guy wants to go to Cisco Live ! In my “early” days being at Cisco Live was for me “THE” event for the whole year !…

Configuring Hyperflex 2.5 Replication

There are many cool HX 2.5 features and one of them is native replication. But how do you configure this ? Well. Let’s start. What is Hyperflex replication ? It…

Configure vCenter Appliance to use NTP

When I installed vCenter appliance in the lab, I didn’t use a NTP server. (I know… STOOPID !!!) So how can you configure it afterwards ? Login to the vCenter…

Hyperflex Post Install

When you’re done with the installation of Hyperflex, there are still some steps left. You can configure it manually, but you can also use an automated script. Just go to…

5 Cool Features of Hyperflex 2.5(1c)

Right now you can download the Hyperflex Data Platform software at CCO. www.cisco.com/go/software There are some cool features in Cisco Hyperflex 2.5 which makes the product better then the best…

Hello world!

Welcome to Shufflehound Lab1. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

Hyperflex 2.5 API Rest Explorer

In a previous post about Howto use HX Rest Explorer I talked already about the nice Rest-Explorer. In the Hyperflex 2.5 release, things changed ! When you use https://<HX cluster>/rest-explorer…

Running on Heartrate, not on Speed ?

Right now I am running for about one year which isn’t long yet. So I don’t have a lot of experience. The only experience I got is how my body…

Top Links to Hyperflex Posts

As you know I wrote some blog about Cisco Hyperflex. To make a search easier, here are my links to the blog posts. Hyperflex Links : Really ? 37 Minutes…

Howto use Hyperflex Rest Explorer. (With VIDEO)

API’s are hot ! You can automate almost anything you like. If you want to automate Hyperflex you can use UCS Director (See this blog) or you can write something…

Start Relaxing and let HX Profiler and Sizer do the Trick !

Do you have a hard time to discover your workload ? What are you running and what resources does it need from your VMWare environment. Stop counting manually ! Use…

My Experience with : Garmin Virtual Partner

My Garmin ForeRunner 620 got a lot of nice features and one of them is the Virtual Partner. Although my intension was to run my last 6k on a quicker…

Marathon in Miles. Training in KM !

Because I am living in The Netherlands, the metric system is what I know. I hope to run the Marathon of Las Vegas in 2017 and there everything is in…

Why A Facebook Page ?

Blogging is fun ! My personal words on the internet and anyone can read those. Twitter is a good medium to spread the word and there are other social media…

Race Predictor | Running Blog

Since a time I am running with a Garmin 620 sportwatch. It should be capable to predict your time on different distances. Race Predictor : Is it possible ? My…

USB Drive as Datastore on ESXi 6.0

For my physical security I got a small PC with ESXi running on it. Now I needed more HDD space and I wanted to solve this with adding a USB…

Expanding Hyperflex with a Compute Node is So easy !

When you have a Cisco Hyperflex cluster and you have enough storage, but you need more CPU or memory, it’s possible to expand the cluster with a compute node only….

Hyperflex Cluster Information Pages

Hyperflex is getting more and more new features. Right now I got HXDP 2.1 in my lab up and running. Here are some nice links which you can go with…

VMWare Error : System logs are stored on non-persistent storage

After installing ESXi on a SD-Card I received the error message : What is the solution for this issue ? First I got to see how the local datastore is…

Pancake without carbs !

To stabalize my sugarlevels, I am eating not much carbs. Now I do love pancakes, but they are filled with carbs. Here’s a recipe with less carbs ! Eggs and…

Hyperflex Sizer For All Flash and Edge

Last year Hyperflex just got one configuration. Right now there are multiple different Hyperflex clusters, with their own limitations. I just updated my Hyperflex Sizing Toolon calculating # Capacity Nodes….

My Experience with FreeStyle Libre

Right now I got the FreeStyle Libre for a week and although there are some things for improvement, I really like it. Why use it ? As you may know…

Best 5 features of Hyperflex 2.1(1b) software

Cisco Hyperflex is getting more and more new features. Right now you can download the HX Data Platform 2.1(1b) software on the cisco.com/go/software site. What are the best features of…

12 Km Mud Masters 2017

My diabetes wasn’t stable all the time and I knew when I was sporting, the results were way better. That’s why I did the Mud Masters 2016 in Biddinghuizen. Of…

What is Cisco Hyperflex Edge ?

What if you are a company with lots of branch offices and those offices are to small for a Cisco Hyperflex cluster. Or you are just a small company who…

Raspberry Pi : Smart Meter Reading

I want graphs ! Right now I got 5700 Watt of Solar Power on my roof. See my blog about : Off Grid in the Netherlands and Why 2nd hand solar panels…

vCenter running in VMWare Workstation without DNS

Why would you install vCenter on a laptop ? When installing Hyperflex vCenter is mandatory. When you only got Hyperflex nodes, you can have the chicken or the egg story…

Running in speed or pace ?

Running is what I like. Not convert speed to pace to miles to km…. Running on speed. Although I am a beginner, preparation is what counts. So I got some…

Hyperflex 2.0(1a) upgrade

Everybody can upgrade a Hyperflex cluster ! Changes in Hyperflex 2.0(1a) To have the Hyperflex All Flash working, you will need the Hyperflex 2.0 Data platform. With a hybrid solution…

Why 2nd hand solar panels

Nature is what I like and Solar Panels are my fun ! 5760 Watt is it enough ? 4 years ago I started with solar panels. Because the new ones…

Tequila and Diabetes.

I only drink 100% agave tequila. Why ?   Tequila got Alcohol. Is it bad ? First of all : Alcohol is not good for your body. That is the…

Hiking Boundary Peak, Nevada. 4007 meter

Don’t be afraid. Just prepare yourself and try it.  Why Hiking Boundary Peak ? In 2012 I made it to the summit of Boundary Peak. The highest peak in Nevada. But…

Hyperflex Replication Factor 2 or 3 ?

More capacity or higher availability. That is the Hyperflex Replication Factor Question. Hyperflex Replication Factor ? A replication factor (RF) is the number of copies that the Hyperflex system writes…

10 steps to become CCIE Certified

If I can do it, everybody can do it ! Step 1 : Get information Do you have a dream that you want to become CCIE Certified ? You’re at…

Become CCIE : Step 1 Get Information

10 steps to become CCIE Certified If I can do it, everybody can do it ! Step 1 : Get information Do you have a dream that you want to…

Become CCIE : Step 2 Written

Step 2 : Written To become a CCIE you must pass for a written exam before you can schedule a lab. When you pass both written and lab you will…

Become CCIE : Step 3 Read

Step 3 : Read Right now you passed the ccie written and you are able to set a date for your lab exam. Although you already read a lot for…

Become CCIE : Step 4 Schedule

Step 4 : Schedule When you got a date of your ccie lab exam, you can schedule your personally agenda for reading and practicing.  When you make a schedule, be…

Become CCIE : Step 5 Find Study Partners

Step 5 : Find study partners You can do your journey by yourself and it is doable but when you have a companion, you will experience that the journey is…

Become CCIE : Step 6 Practice

Step 6 : Practice Although it is possible that you have some hands-on experience due to your job, the main focus should be practice, practice, practice. One time during a…

Become CCIE : Step 7 Strategy

Step 7 : Strategy You are at the ccie lab exam and it is time to start. What will you do ? Just start with configuring the routers ? Or…

Become CCIE : Step 8 Make Mistakes

Step 8 : Make mistakes Did I ever had an environment that was the same as the CCIE lab? No way! I was not even close. During the Voice lab,…

Become CCIE : Step 9 Speed

Step 9 : Speed Now you know everything for becoming a CCIE. Theoretically and how to configure it. Now it is time to practice on speed. Remember that you have…

Become CCIE : Step 10 PASS

Step 10 : Pass The last step is 8 hours and it is the hardest to do. Pass the lab is the last step to become CCIE! You work so…

Keep on dreaming…

I have a dream…. Which manager wasn’t dreaming about your IT sitting on a beach and the Data center would be completed automated without any human errors ? I believe this…

ALL FLASH-ing Hyperflex

Hyperflex is a Hyper Converged Infrastructure solution and now Cisco announced the next gen of it ! Hyperflex with ALL FLASH. Features All the best features of the hybrid Hyperflex…

Cisco Live Las Vegas 2017

Please visit : Cisco Live Las Vegas 2017 Page Once I was a presenter at Cisco Live London 2012. Click the link for my bio and presentation. And I did also some…

Zonneboiler subsidie 2017

This page is in Dutch because the RVO subsidy is only for the Netherlands ! Return on Investment van een Zonneboiler Het belangrijkste om uit te rekenen hoesnel je een…

Factory Reset UCS Fabric Interconnect

Factory Reset of a Fabric Interconnect To do a factory reset you will have to SSH into the FI’s. FI-Hyperflex-A# connect local-mgmt Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software TAC support:…

Raspberry Pi : Automated FTP Backup

Backup only one directory At the post : Backup Raspberry Pi  you could see how I automated the creation of an SD Card image and put it in a safe…

My First 5K Run

It’s easy when you’re prepared ! Last Sunday it was my first 5K run and I am proud ! I was prepared and it wasn’t too hard for me. My…

Testing Cisco Hyperflex Auto Healing

Let’s break the Hyperflex system ! In the lab there is a 5 node Hyperflex cluster up and running. Everything is healthy and the system is almost for 60% filled,…

Top Feature of Cisco Hyperflex

Auto Healing ! Hyperflex is cool and I really like this feature. Not only on Powerpoint, but also how it’s working. You have to ask yourself : How can a…

Healing a Cisco Hyperflex HDD Failure

Is your Hyperflex system failing ? Powerpoints are nice selling tools, and I like to test all kinda things before I believe it ! So why not test a healthy…

Top 5 : Why Cisco UCS Rack Server ?

Cisco UCS Rack servers are more than pizzaboxes ! The most common servers do have the same CPU (intel), common memory and common HDD or SDD. So why would you…

Diabetes Changed My Life

May 2007 : Diagnose Diabetes ! When I was 35 years old, the doctor at a hospital told me I am a diabetic ! Not type 1 or type 2,…

Let’s run on a treadmill !

HELP : Treadmill is slippery ! Although Joost likes running outside, he bought a second hand treadmill for indoor running. This time he don’t have any excuse to not to…

Howto : Hyperflex 1.8 Cluster Expansion

Expanding Cisco Hyperflex 1.8 Cluster Expanding a Cisco Hyperflex cluster (Hyper Converged Infrastructure) with a Cisco HX Server is very, very easy ! Make sure that you export the JSON…

Easy install of Hyperflex 1.8.1c

Hyperflex 1.8.1c installation Cisco Hyperflex Hyper converged (HCI) solution is getting easier and easier ! Before installing the only thing you will have to do is to download the Hyperflex…

Hiking Rim to Rim (Grand Canyon)

Hiking with diabetes Who am I ? For a several years I got diabetes and the last 4 years I even got a insulin pump. Hiking is something I really…

Isoglucose production quota.

No more production quota for isoglucose in Europe ! Yesterday I heard on the radio that Europe won’t have any quota anymore for isoglucose. Because I do have diabetes, I…

Reset passsword UCS Fabric Interconnect

Password Reset This time I didn’t forget a password. I just got a Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect without any credentials. Here is the procedure to reset it : Connect the…

Washing is expensive. Cut the cost !

Costs of washing clothes There are a lot of parameters and for each person they are different. The first question is : Can we calculate what the costs are of…

No access to do dCloud?

Why dCloud ? Is there anything nicer to see and feel a product ? Cisco got dcloud.cisco.com where a lot of labs are provided for Cisco employees and partners. Collaboration,…

Syncing UCS Director

UCS Director It’s an automation tool. Not only for Cisco UCS servers, but also for networking, hypervisors and storage. Today I wanted to automate our FlashStack which contains storage of…

Windows 10 Features

Move to Windows 10 In the early days I started with windows 3.11. And a lot of things changed. Not only in windows, but also the business laptops. For 3…

Howto become a Cisco CCSI ?

I am CCSI #35056 When you got a Cisco CCSI number, you are an official Cisco Certified Systems Instructor. Several years ago I passed my CCSI exam and now I…

Recept : Pommes Duchesses uit een boekje

Recept Pommes Duchesses Af en toe is het leuk om gewoon een recept te proberen dat in een boekje van de supermarkt staat. Mocht het dan aanslaan, dan bewaren we…

It’s Time To Be Happy And Howto do it ?

When are you Happy ? “You can’t buy happiness” a lot of people said. Some science article prove otherwise. Personally I think when you got a little bit more money,…

Backup Raspberry Pi

Why Raspberry Pi ? About a year ago I received an Raspberry Pi model 2b to learn programming. It’s a small “computer” with a lot of interfaces. Not only network,…

Off Grid in The Netherlands ?

Off Grid. What is it ? At Discovery channel we see a lot of documentaries about people who are living off grip. No power from any company. Harvest their own…

Virtualbox error : VT-X is not available

Virtualbox could not start image again. For installation of a Cisco Hyperflex system I am using Virtualbox on my laptop for the image. This is working perferct! During a devnet…

Top 5 reasons Why Cisco UCS with NVMe.

Is the NVMe market growing ? According to IDC the NVME market is growing very fast in the next 3 years. SATA and SAS drives (Spinning disk and SSD) will…

Cisco UCS Director 6.0 with Hyperflex integration (Video)

Automate Hyperflex with UCS Director 6.0 ! The software is available on the Cisco web site : www.cisco.com/go/software In a short video I will show you a working setup with…

Really ? 37 minutes to install Cisco Hyperflex ?

Configuring the FI / UCS Manager This week I went to a customer to install Hyperflex HX240 cluster with 4 nodes. Everything was already racked and stacked. The first step is…

Fitness Trackers : Why ?

Fitness Trackers : Why ? Don’t get me wrong. I like gadgets. And this week I was thinking of buying a smartwatch/ fitness tracker device. But I didn’t. In my hand…

Howto dress when it is : Business Casual!

What is a Business Casual dress code? Okay. I’ve got a company party and the dress code is : Business Casual. So I looked it up internally, but there was never…

Cisco Hyperflex Sizing Tool

  YOU CAN FIND MY PERSONAL CALCULATOR AT : http://bit.ly/HyperflexSizingTool If you know how to size your Cisco Hyperflex system, it’s not that hard! What is the formula ? (((Disksize…

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Rig it up!

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No more CCIE Voice !

I passed my CCIE Voice lab in feb 5th 2008. In 2014 Cisco changed the CCIE Voice into CCIE Collaboration, which was a logical step for them to do. Before…

Internet is getting faster. Now the bottleneck is Storage !

Well. Right now I don’t have any problem that my storage can’t keep up with my internetconnection. And that has to do with my very slow internetconnection : Hopefully I…

Solution : Can’t add an EMC VNX 5500 to UCS Director 5.4

With UCS Director you can easily automate your Data center. Not only the Cisco devices, but also third party devices like the EMC VNX 5500. But when I tried to…

Mac book won’t charge !

I got a mac book of almost 3 years old…. And I had today a problem that my mac didn’t charge itself ! Sometime the light was green and most of…

Raspberry Pi : Apache & Python Error 500

Raspberry Pi Apache Error I am trying to make some homemade domotica and I tested everything on my mac. That was working, but when I transfered everything to the Raspberry…

MGCP Flows

It’s something I didn’t do in many many years, that’s why I create this post. Just for me to find all the information for the next time when I will…

Personal Notes on Qos on Cisco 2960

I wanted to see what happens when you configure egress Qos with SRR. To accomplish this, I create a policy-map which set the DSCP 40 for WWW traffic. ip access-list…

Verify the CUCM DB Replication

So you got a Publisher and a Subscriber. And how do you know that they are on the same page ? Is the DB Replication working correctly ? To verify…

Add extra partition to Cisco VSOM 7.7 after installation

The installation of Video Surveillance Operations Manager (VSOM) is very easy. You can use the OVF for VMWare. How are you gonna add some extra harddisk space when you need…

Storage is Dead! Long live Storage.

We all need storage and we need a lot! Back in the early days I started with WordPerfect 4.0 (1984). If you typed “Hello World!” it was about 80 bytes….

SIP & SCCP Phone flow CUCM

Here are some flows of a SIP & SCCP phone call. My purpose was to see is it really only digit-by-digit dialing even when the phone is on hook. SCCP…

CCIE Collaboration written 400-051 notes.

Here are some thing that is nice to know. Of course check the blueprint to see what is recommended reading. Cisco Unified IP Phone Firmware Distribution Methods Table 1. Summary…

Simplivity OmniStack installation

We got a demo unit of Simplivity and some documentation, but unfortunally that documentation isn’t very clear. Maybe the docs at the site are good, but I don’t have access…

Callmanager Express CME Translation rules

Currently I am studying for the CCIE Collaboration written to re-certify my CCIE. It was a long time since I worked with the translation rules, so here’s some nice stuff…

Cisco UCS CIMC Time Out at KVM Console

When you get the error message : after you hit the Launch UCS CIMC KVM console link make sure that your DNS is working properly ! When my DNS server…

Dev-ops rules the world with Cisco NX-OS !

Dev-ops are cool ! So you wanne be cool. Learn the following nice features with Open NX-OS for the Nexus 9000: What can you do when you login with a…

Cisco VSM 7.x default password

Sometime you know the default passwords and sometimes you don’t…. This time I forget it and I had to read the manual… Yuk! 🙂 VSMC : localadmin / secur4u VSOM…

Howto Build Your Own Hyper-converged server with FreeNas in 7 steps!

Hyper-converged systems are hot, but what is it ? In short : It’s a server where you run VMWare vsphere and you’re using local storage for your NAS/SAN with some…

Solution : VMWare error Harddisk max 16 Gb !

When I wanted to create a new virtual machine, I got an error at the HD part and I was unable to create a HD larger then 16 Gb in…

FlexPod is here for 5 years now and is it dead ?

UCP, vSpex, VersaStack, OmniStack, FlashStack and the list is going on and on. So many Converged Infrastructures and/or hyper-converged solutions. All based with Cisco Networking and Cisco UCS. But what…

TOP 5 reasons to migrate to Cisco MDS SAN Switches

Yes, I like the Cisco MDS Switches. Right now they got the perfect portfolio for every customer with SAN Switches. Including you ! Just have a peek at the TOP…

UCS Director : IP are reserved although not used by system (Solution)

Right now I am testing an UCS Director system with some workflows and some nice API’s. Ofcourse not everything is going smooth. And right now I hit the problem that…

Can the Cisco MDS 9396S beat Brocade 6520 ?

Since July 2015 Cisco is shipping the MDS 93962S. And there is also the Brocade 6520 with very nice performance. The specsheets are almost the same and Brocade switch got…

Hardware for a Software Defined Storage Solution

Are you looking for good hardware for your SDS Solution ? Cisco got a nice server with a max of 60 HDDs! Yes, Cisco already got the C3160. It’s almost…

How can I move a file on a MAC ?

I got my MAC for over 2 years right now and I was sick and tired of copy and then delete a file in finder. I didn’t see the move…

Set Static IP Address Cisco UCS Emulator

Cisco changed the UCS Emulator a little bit with the current 2.2.5a and 3.0 mini emulator. There is no config user anymore ! What if you want to have a…

Convert VMWare .ova to .ovf

Sometime you download a VMWare image which is .ova. Most of the times this is for a workstation. You can use vmware tools to convert it to a .ovf, but…

Nexus 3232C and other Great 100G Stuff.

Once I started connecting two commodore 64 with the serial interface. And now we got 100G networks ! Such a wonderful world. Here are just some of the 100G devices/modules that…

Top 10 Features of NX-OS 7.2.0(D1) for the Nexus 7000/7700

Today Cisco release the new NX-OS 7.2.0(D1) for the Nexus 7K with some nice features. Before I show the Top 10 of feature, you can download the image via : bit.ly/1RfHxY5…

Eerste Ouderkracht voor ‘t Kind bijeenkomst Regio NH.

Vandaag was het dan zover. Samen met Yvonne Truijens de eerste regionale bijeenkomst van ouderkracht voor ‘t kind georganiseerd. Met een opkomst van 30 personen werd het een goed bezochte…

Waarom er ALTIJD thuiszitters blijven bestaan.

Thuiszitters zijn “Leerlingen die ingeschreven zijn op school, maar langer dan 4 weken thuiszitten.” Begin 2014 waren er volgens het SWV Kop van Noord-Holland er 25 thuiszitters in de regio,…

Firefox problems with Cisco UCS CIMC

When I tried to open the Cisco UCS CIMC of the server with firefox I got the error message : Received a malformed Server Key Exchange handshake message. (Error code:…

SDN. The old future ?

Software Defined Networking (SDN), Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC), Software Defined Storage (SDS). A lot of buzz words and is it really something new ? Let’s focus on SDN. What…

Boeren Patat zelf maken!

Ergens in Drenthe had ik wel eens een boerenpatatje op. Uiteraard zocht ik een recept op internet, maar echt gemakkeljik was het niet. Onderstaande recept is niet hetzelfde als bij…

CCIE Collaboration Written 400-051

It’s time to renew my CCIE again. This time I am gonna do it with the Collaboration written exam. It’s more then 7 year ago that I passed my CCIE…

Cisco MDS 9396S. Don’t confuse it with Cisco 9396PX or TX!

Today Cisco announed the new MDS 9396S. It’s a storage switch. Not a leaf switch for ACI like the Cisco 9396PX/9396TX. So please don’t confuse those type of switches. The…

Cisco Nexus 7702. Why ?

Cisco got different kind of Nexus 7k devices. Why a Cisco Nexus 7702 with only one supervisor and the possibility for 1 blade ? In a good Data Center design…

Cisco 3520 Static IP GUI Problem

When I wanted to change the ip address of the Cisco 3520 camera I did get : With chrome, safari, firefox and IE I saw the same. How can I…

Should we embrace Internet of Everything?

We accept that our smartphone, tablet, laptops and computers are connect to the internet. You think that *maybe* somewhere in the future Internet of Everything will exists ? WRONG !…

Fiber to the Home of Coax kabel ?

Ik ga voor Fiber to the Home! In 1991 ben ik begonnen met een Bulletin Board System met een snelheid van 14.4K. Dit ging nog over de analoge telefoonlijn. De snelheden…

Patatje Amerikaanse Stijl ?

Ondanks dat ik diabetes heb, wil ik ook wel eens lekker apart eten. Een patatje Amerikaanse stijl !  Hieronder het recept van : Friet, Kaas & Bacon. Bacon is moeilijk…

Na de Zembla uitzending…

Op 22 april 2015 heeft Zembla een uitzending uitgezonden over thuiszitters. http://zembla.vara.nl/seizoenen/2015/afleveringen/22-04-2015 In deze uitzending zat ik ook samen met mijn zoon! We zijn al langer dan een jaar bezig…

Convert NX-OS to ACI Mode.

Right now a lot of Nexus 9K’s are sold by Cisco. Customers are using the NX-OS mode first and then they want to upgrade in the future. But there is…

Convert VMWare with vmkfstools -i failure…

I wanted to have a bitnami virtual appliance in my vSphere environment. Of course I was using the documentations and there was : If you want to run on VMware…

Password reset on a Catalyst

Ofcourse I can”t remember all my old passwords, so I have to do a password recovery for a Cisco switch. Just hold the mode button and poweron the switch. After…

iSCSI QOS Nexus

Identify iSCSI traffic : class-map type qos class-iscsi match protocol iscsi match cos 4 class-map type queuing class-iscsi match qos-group 4 policy-map type qos iscsi-in-policy class type qos class-fcoe set…

Positioning different Nexus switches

The nexus portfolio is very compleet and there are some overlaps regarding the devices and features. A lot of people is asking when do the positioning a certain Nexus switch….

Fabric Interconnect – B Setup

As I already told you, the setup of the second FI is very easy :

Initial setup of a Fabric Interconnect

The initialsetup of a Fabric Interconnect is very easy. Just connect the consolecable and the follow the instruction. Configuring Fabric Interconnect B is even more easier when there is a…

Cisco Routers / GNS3

Sometimes you want to test things, just to make sure you understand it, before you implement it in real life. But what if you don’t have access to routers. Some…

CCIE #19958 Voice, Wireless & Data Center

I started in 2006 with preparing myself for CCIE. And now I am tripple CCIE for 2 years already. CCIE #19958 Voice, Wireless & Data Center.

vPC / CFS Do not enter the no cfs eth distribute or the no cfs distribute command. You must enable CFSoE for… View Post

UCS Default Vlan 1

I wanted to have a disjoint L2 network at the UCS, but I noticed the following on the interface : interface Ethernet1/2 description U: Uplink pinning border switchport mode trunk…

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I am just a normal guy like many, so what makes me different ? Nothing ! I like hiking and I got a lot of Data center knowledge. Why not spread the word.

Right now I am living in the Netherlands and born in 1972 and since 2009 I am diabetic. First only with medicine, and right now with the Omnipod, an insulin pump.

Since 2008 I am CCIE #19958 and for a couple of year now also CCSI.

What is the purpose of this blog ? Well, I just wanted to share my knowledge and what my day to day living is. I like sharing my knowledge !

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