I’ve added a brief article covering the steps involved in installing the EMC Centera Tools software suite – used for management and maintenance of Centera clusters. I’m hopeful that I’ll have time to do some more articles covering basic usage of the Centera CLI in the near future. Feel free to look at some of the other articles I’ve published as well – hopefully you’ll find someting useful in there.
A few months ago someone asked me if I had documentation on how to do FLARE upgrades on a CLARiiON. I’d taken a video last year, but realised that it used the old Navisphere Service Taskbar and covered the upgrade of a CX700 to FLARE 26. So, basically, my doco was a little out of date.
I recently had the opportunity to upgrade some of our CX4-120s to the latest release of FLARE 30 (.524), so thought it might be an opportune moment to document the process in a visual sense. Once I’d completed the articles, I realised this may have been done better with a series of videos. Maybe next time. In any case, here’s a four-part series (part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4) on how to upgrade FLARE on a CX4 using Unisphere Service Manager. It’s a classic death-by-screenshot scenario, and I apologise in advance for the size of the files. While we’re talking about documentation, have a look through the rest of the articles page, there might be something useful there. And if you want something covered specifically, I do take requests.
I’ve added a very basic article to the Articles page on Joining an ESXi Host to an Active Directory Domain. I’ll probably update it in the next few weeks with more information on why you would do this.
I have added a new article to the articles page. It is imaginatively titled “qnap ts639 pro turbo nas firmware update procedure“. It covers the update process required to update the QNAP TS639 Pro Turbo NAS firmware. I promise I’ll actually write something of substance in the near future …