Archive for the ‘Troubleshooting’ Category

Dell PowerEdge M1000e – FlexAddressing

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Dell PowerEdge M1000e as shown with detected blade servers in the Dell M1000e Chassis CMC GUI

Dell PowerEdge M1000e as shown with detected blade servers in the Dell M1000e Chassis CMC GUI

Let’s say you have a Dell PowerEdge M1000e chassis populated with Dell blade servers with CNAs. Let’s also assume you enable FCoE on the CNA and utilize it for LAN and SAN traffic.

What if you were to use the CNA port’s WWPN (World Wide Port Name) within your zoning configuration on a backend Fibre Channel switch? What would occur if the CNA adapter went bad and needed to be replaced? Well, you would have to manually change all configurations that reference the LAN MAC Address or FC WWPN. In this case, the zoning configuration would have to be updated. This is where Dell’s M1000e FlexAddressing technology can help. (more…)

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Tech Tips – Check if your E-mail Server is Running [Video]

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

I created and uploaded this video to youtube back in 2009, but I thought it might be helpful for others if I post the link here. It’s just a simple video that shows you how you can use telnet to determine if your e-mail server is running. Telnet can be a great tool for troubleshooting connectivity and server issues. (more…)

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