023 #vmwaredailytip | Tools Week – Remove Windows Non-Present devices GUI/CLI Tool | #VMUG #vExpert

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It’s VMware Tools week! In this right to the point video I review the ‘Device Clean Up’ tool and demonstrate how to remove windows non-present devices.

Content Links: https://youtu.be/dBmV3g6va2A

(Hint, go to the vblog article description for 2 other tools like this one, including a CLI Tool!)

#vmwaredailytip(s) are very quick tips to help you expand your knowledge around working with virtualization. These tips are not meant to be all encompassing but more of a way to build your awareness. Feel free to comment your related tips below!

 

 

022 #vmwaredailytip | vSphere 7 – Get started with vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) | #VMUG #vExpert

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In this right to the point video I review why you should spend 7 mins and 39 seconds on the vLCM overview video by Nieles. Result is you should.

Content Links: https://youtu.be/IoPZBQvkAz8

#vmwaredailytip(s) are very quick tips to help you expand your knowledge around working with virtualization. These tips are not meant to be all encompassing but more of a way to build your awareness. Feel free to comment your related tips below!

 

 

021 #vmwaredailytip | Monitoring SSL Certificate Expiry With vRealize Operations | #VMUG #vExpert #vrops

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In this right to the point video we go over virtualg.uk post around monitoring ssl certificate expiry with vrealize operations.

Content Links: https://youtu.be/cPRl83p7j4A

#vmwaredailytip(s) are very quick tips to help you expand your knowledge around working with virtualization. These tips are not meant to be all encompassing but more of a way to build your awareness. Feel free to comment your related tips below!

 

 

020 #vmwaredailytip | Check out the #vmware TAM Lab Channel on Youtube | #VMUG #vExpert

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In this right to the point video we go over why I think you should subscribe to the TAM Lab Channel on YouTube.

Content Links: https://youtu.be/Ebbp8RpuiU0

#vmwaredailytip(s) are very quick tips to help you expand your knowledge around working with virtualization. These tips are not meant to be all encompassing but more of a way to build your awareness. Feel free to comment your related tips below!

 

 

019 #vmwaredailytip | What does the #VMworld2020 Registration Process look like | #VMUG #vExpert

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In this right to the point video I review what the process looks like to register for VMworld2020. This video is a bit longer than normal — you might want to run it in 2x mode.

Content Links: https://youtu.be/LChyZsDtCdA

#vmwaredailytip(s) are very quick tips to help you expand your knowledge around working with virtualization. These tips are not meant to be all encompassing but more of a way to build your awareness. Feel free to comment your related tips below!

 

 

018 #vmwaredailytip | Compare maximums with the #vmware Configuration Maximums tool | #VMUG #vExpert

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In this quick and right to the point video I review how to use the VMware Configuration Maximums tool to compare, export, and analyze the data it produces.

Content Links: https://youtu.be/Jc-wmD9taIQ

#vmwaredailytip(s) are very quick tips to help you expand your knowledge around working with virtualization. These tips are not meant to be all encompassing but more of a way to build your awareness. Feel free to comment your related tips below!

 

 

017 #vmwaredailytip | vSphere 6.7 General Support Extension | #VMUG #vExpert

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In this quick and right to the point video I give deeper understanding of the “Extension of vSphere 6.7 General Support Period” blog.

Content Links: https://youtu.be/Jc-wmD9taIQ

#vmwaredailytip(s) are very quick tips to help you expand your knowledge around working with virtualization. These tips are not meant to be all encompassing but more of a way to build your awareness. Feel free to comment your related tips below!

 

 

015/016 #vmwaredailytip | #vRNI Tip Week – Insights and #TAMLAB | #VMUG #vExpert #tfd20

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This week is all about vRealize Network Insight. Wrapping up with week I have a double tip! In this 1st tip I give a quick and right to the point overview of the vRNI Improve Visibility & Security demo by Matt Just. The 2nd Tip is all about TAM Lab #036, Steve and team good overview of what vRNI is and how to deploy it.

Content Links: https://youtu.be/nkw-GF2CaNM

#vmwaredailytip(s) are very quick tips to help you expand your knowledge around working with virtualization. These tips are not meant to be all encompassing but more of a way to build your awareness. Feel free to comment your related tips below!

 

 

014 #vmwaredailytip | #vRealize Network Insight Tip Week – Overview and Demo | #VMUG #vExpert #vRNI #tfd20

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This week is all about vRealize Network Insight! In this quick and right to the point video I give an overview of the vRNI demo by Matt Just. Matts video gives a really good overview of what vRNI can do, and I think by watching his video it will help you plan out what you’d like it to do for your environment.

Content Links: https://youtu.be/spx2TS0w0qg

#vmwaredailytip(s) are very quick tips to help you expand your knowledge around working with virtualization. These tips are not meant to be all encompassing but more of a way to build your awareness. Feel free to comment your related tips below!

 

 

Gigabyte MX31-BS0 – ROM Image is Not Loaded | ROM Image Update Denied Error

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Recently, I mothballed my 3 x Gev IV servers in replacement of my new home lab.  I wanted to find a use for them so I decided to use one as a Sophos UTM firewall.  The motherboard is the Gigabyte MX31-BS0 and it should work quite well for that purpose.  However, after powering up the server it beeped with 2 Beeps followed by 4 Beeps, then the server would boot to BIOS and go to the Recovery Page displaying this message – ‘ROM Image is Not Loaded. ROM Image Update Denied Error.’

Looking up the beep codes this indicated a ‘Recovery Started’ and ‘S3 Resume failure’

Things I tried –

  • Reset BIOS back to default settings
  • Ensured all BIOS settings were correct and enabled (per various blog posts)

These things didn’t resolve the issue. I started to think about just flashing the BIOS but didn’t, and then it hit me what if there was a jumper miss-match?

The Very Simple Solution –  For some reason the jumper on #4 was missing, I simply replaced the jumper and the system booted normally.   I can only guess it came loose at some point and fell off.  I could also see how someone setting up a mobo my bump this jumper installing the RAM.

 

 

 

Wrap up – I know this solution seems hardly deep enough content for a blog post, but when I was searching for suggestions I never found one suggesting to check your jumpers.

If you like my ‘no-nonsense’ videos and blogs that get straight to the point… then post a comment or let me know… Else, I’ll start posting really boring content!