Category Archives: Firmware Upgrade

Dell EMC Unity – Fix for “Domain Controller servers configured for the SMB server are not reachable”. Check Network Connectivity

My workplace has a number of All Flash Unity Arrays in Production, typically used as the “swiss army knife” for storage needs. They have proven to be very solid, well performing units as both block and nas hosts, but there has been a peculiar occurrence of alerts displayed periodically, regarding NAS servers being unable to reach any of the configured… Read more »

Cisco UCS Quick Fix – FFCH_ERROR_OLD_FIRMWARE_RUNNING

The following warning greeted me in the Cisco UCS Manager today; There was no issue on the host (an ESXi 5.5 server) and everything else on the host seemed normal. This was a recently commissioned B200 M4 server. The running firmware version is 2.25(b). A search on Quick View showed an entirely consistent match, noted as Cisco Bug: CSCut10525 https://quickview.cloudapps.cisco.com/quickview/bug/CSCut10525 … Read more »

Dell PowerVault MD3660f – Firmware Upgrade Process

The DELL PowerVault MD series Storage Arrays are solid and reliable units. Whilst I don’t use any for what may be considered “Primary” Storage, I use them for many workloads. Backup targets, Image Respositories, Archives, Unstructured data etc. In a 5 RU form factor, it’s a dense package with over 120TB of usable capacity.            Generally… Read more »