Overview (VMware):- Below mentioned steps will provide an overview of the VMware vSphere Host Direct Console User Interface (DCUI).
1. The DCUI is a menu-based interface that is accessed from the host console.
2. Used to configure ESXi running on vSphere hosts.
3. Once connected with vSphere host console on top we could see the information of ESXi version along with hardware details of ESXi host.
4. And in bottom we could see that host name and IP address of that ESXi host.
5. We could also we F2 —Customize System/View logs and F12 shut down / Restart.
6. For Login Please Press F2 and put user name and password.
7. We could see list of available option like, Configure Password, Configure Lockdown Mode etc.
8. We could perform ESXi host configuration using these options.
Please follow below steps:
a. Login into the ESXi shell via putty.
b. Go to the directory /opt/hp/tools/
c. Run the command #./hponcfg -w ilo.xml (Where ilo.xml is the file where ”-w’ switch write the configuration of ilo)
d. Edit the file ilo.xml using vi editor and fill the highlighted entry with requisites details (i.e network configuration, user id & password)
e. Run the below command to flush the modified ilo.xml file back to ilo memory.
#./hponcfg -f ilo.xml
f. Ilo will restart and after some time it’s done.
With rapid change in IT infrastructure, companies are moving towards cloud, Hybrid solution etc. The challenging task is SAN migration where we always have risk involved and also the time consuming activity. In order to achieve migration with low down time we can use DMS which is an appliance. It is easy to install, requires zero-changes to the hosts, FC switches, or the storage, and is 100% transparent to the existing production environment. This product is useful for local storage migration (storage refresh), remote data center migration (DC consolidation or move), and physical to virtual (legacy to cloud transformation) conversions. No downtime is required throughout the process until the data has been moved and cut-over to new storage is performed.
Faster Migration with Zero Downtime
DMS is the unique product which is powered by Transparent data interception (TDI) technology. When you insert appliance , It is aware of all reads and write of the storage. You can allocate and configure new storage at Location or Remote side with help of included storage plugin. Once you are done with migration pMotion feature help you to cut over without downtime.
1.Patented TDI Technology
2.Plugs directly into live SAN system
3.No reconfiguration of client hosts,SAN with Zoning
4.Real-time view of activities
5.Migration can be physical to physical or physical to virtual.
6.Intelligent QOS auto-adjusts performance based on I/O traffic.
7.Dynamic Check sum ensures data integrity
8.HA option for full redundancy
9.Optimized TCP/IP transport and AES-256 encryption for efficient and secure remote migration
10.DMS exclusive pMotion allows zero-downtime cut-over.
Cost effictive and centralized migration
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