E2EVC is what I was looking for!

Only few days ago, I published a blog post with tittle “Learn –> Help –> Share –> Repeat”, where I briefly mentioned  E2EVC (Experts 2 Experts Virtualization Conference) as one of the

I was at E2EVC

conferences, that are worth visiting. This was still before I have been to conference itself and I was just relying on experience of a friend and was actually just on a way to the conference itself. Now I am back and I am still trying to grasp it all, since I was literally “Blown away”. E2EVC is much more as I expected or could even hoped for. Most of other conferences, I have been till now, are only a pale imitation. Continue reading “E2EVC is what I was looking for!”

Some of S2D physical disk drives in Transient error

I was not actively involved in managing our production Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) infrastructure for few weeks now, but this weekend I was asked to help with an issue and through this I again learned a lot new. Some of my findings I want to share here with you.

Story leading to error…

This weekend was reserved for patching production S2D servers (Windows server 2016 RTM – core) with several patches out of 2018-04 bundle (KB4093119, KB4093120 and KB4093137; ##update# Error is not bound to this April CU only and has been seen earlier.##). Prior doing this, we also updated Firmware versions on our Cisco UCS servers. YES, this are the same servers I had trouble connecting to few days ago and I blogged about solution here.

It all started easy and first (out of 6) server was updated without a glitch. There was also no troubles for StorageJobs to complete and all S2D volumes were up and healthy. OK. Time to go to second server… Here all updates also had no trouble to install.

Trouble with Physical drives…

After completed patching, we were faced with surprise. Continue reading “Some of S2D physical disk drives in Transient error”

Copy files from Windows to Linux using PowerShell Remoting

Not so long ago, I had to copy some files from Windows environment to Linux VM. I am sure, there are million options how to do it, specially using SCP or SMB protocols, but I was wondering (at the time), if I could achieve the same using PowerShell.

Today I KNOW, that it CAN be done, and I will show you how. Continue reading “Copy files from Windows to Linux using PowerShell Remoting”