Tag: esxi

ESXi Intel X710 LLDP Enablement

By default the Intel X710, Dell or Intel branded, have the LLDP agent enabled on the NIC adapter, which causes the DVSwitch’es or for you legacy folks, vSwitch’es to not be able to see LLDP information on the NIC. Fix is to disable the NIC Agent. For Example, if you have 4 total ports in…


PowerEdge 13G boot drive from consumer or enterprise SSD or NVMe via UEFI without BOSS

Use Case: Abiliy to boot an 13G node, either R630 or R730, when using the local RAID or HBA for a storage layer, and wanting to use an additional device for boot. With this procedure and some cheap hardware from Amazon, you can boot from a PCI device, with a U.2 or M.2 SSD or…


ConnectX-3 Pro Firmware Upgrade

Helpful commands and links to upgrading ConnectX firmware in ESXi…


iSCSI Storage for VMware ESXi

A million opinions on storage for ESXi over iSCSI from FreeNAS/TrueNAS, all boiled down…


VMware ESXi iSCSI Max IO Size

A long awaited find and tweak to iSCSI performance…


VMware VCSA Tips & Tricks

Some quick tips and tricks for personal lab VCSA deployment…