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HP Proliant BL460c Gen9 HBA bug

FACT : HP ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Server
FACT : HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter
FACT : ESX 5.5 U3
FACT : Updated to lates OA and VC FC version (4.45)
SYMPTOM : Storage path may disappear after 650FLB Firmware upgrade to
SYMPTOM :Problem is seen with Virtual Connect FLexfabric 10/24 and 20/40 modules.
SYMPTOM : No network avaiable during install of ESXi (HP version), so fails.
Upgrading with latest firmware ( on 650 FLB may cause the path to the storage to disappear. This issue may occur when using the latest SPP Version 2015.06.0.
CAUSE: This issue only occurs because of the 650FLB firmware version
FIX: This issue is currently under investigation
As Workaround downgrade the firmware to 10.2.477.23 using (SPP) Version 2015.04.0 Or Reduce the uplink to 1 per Virtual connect SAN fabric or OneView Fibre Channel Uplink set.
Do this by applying the interactive mode and ONLY “upgrade” the Emulex LOM firmware back down to 10.2.477.23.

Unable to delete a flat-vmdk file from VMFS5 volume

Start by identifying the server whose VMkernel may be locking the file.

# vmkfstools -D /vmfs/volumes/UUID/VMDIR/LOCKEDFILE.xxx

 > Hostname vmkernel: gen 532, mode 1, owner xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxx- zzzzzzzzzzzz mtime xxxxxxxxxx]

zzzzzzzzzzzz gives the MAC adres of the server locking the file.

# lsof | grep -i LOCKEDFILE.xxx


# vmkvsitools lsof | grep LOCKEDFILE.xxx

You see output similar to:

11773 vmx 12 46 /vmfs/volumes/Datastore_Name/VirtualMachineName/ VirtualMachineName-flat.vmdk

kill -9 PID (in the above case 11773)

The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed

Sometimes, and in my case after a failes “Migrate to production” of a server (as the ESX host died on me while migrating). After a Full VM Recovery the server won’t logon to the domain.

What to do:

Open a Command Prompt as Administrator (logged on localy)

And enter following command:

netdom.exe resetpwd /s:<server> /ud:<user> /pd:*
<server> is the domain controller of the domain.
<user> is the domain\user administrator user for the domain.
the pd:* will ask you for the password.

You should recieve a success.

REBOOT and logon to the domain.

Veeam: How to Move the VBRCatalog Folder

You will need to make changes to the registry to change the VBRCatalog folder location. To do so:

  • Stop the Veeam Services
  • Edit following registry key:

Find the string called CatalogPath, right-click it and choose modify

  • Restart the services mentioned above