Bricked QLogic Broadcom BCM57840 after driver update

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Two weeks ago, we started with regular updates of our Flex system servers, including drivers and firmwares. It is good practice to update drivers first so I followed this procedure as usually. Our update list included ESXi driver for CN4022 (QLogic Broadcom BCM57840). Since IBM/Lenovo doesn’t provide VMware drivers for … Continue reading

IBM/Lenovo (Pure) Flex system and vSphere part1: Useless stuff

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In the last two years I was participating on the many designs, implementations and reviews of the vSphere on IBM/Lenovo Flex System or PureFlex, if you want to call like that. Therefore today I would like to share with you my preferred way of doing it right from vSphere perspective … Continue reading

IBM Flex System CMM and Active Directory Integration

I’ve got lot of questions from people about integrating IBM Flex System CMM with Active Directory or LDAP authentication, because lets face it – IBM documentation is not the best in the industry and this part is kinda missing there :/ For those of you who worked with IBM BladeCenter … Continue reading