Archive for September, 2010

Reorder NICs on ESX 3.5

September 27, 2010 Leave a comment

When you have an ESX host with different brands of NICs, the order may not always be the same across hosts.

In this example, we want the NIC numbering to be sorted by Brand.  Right now, the Intel NICs (vmnic2 and vmnic3) fall in between the Broadcom NICs.  This makes things complicated.

We are going to swap vmnic2 <-> vmnic6 and vmnic3 <-> vmnic7.

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Categories: ESX

Recommended BIOS Settings on HP ProLiant DL580 G7 for VMware vSphere

September 3, 2010 32 comments

The HP Proliant DL580 G7 has several important BIOS Settings which need to be set.

The default options are in Italic while the non-default (recommended) options are in Bold.

Options which are not relevant are left out.

You might need to change options if you have a specific configuration or specific needs.  This list is only a general guideline for most of the settings tuned for vSphere.

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Categories: Hardware, VMware, vSphere