3 Posts

Updating Dell R710 Firmware

November 19, 2014 0 Comments dell

Deploying ESXi on some Dell R710 servers we had, so I wanted to update the firmware to latest and greatest.  I came across some issues updating, which is why I'm posting this.

First, I updated the iDRAC, using information from here:

Second, I couldn't download updates using the USC/

Cisco vs HP vs Dell CLI - VLAN Configuration

July 03, 2014 0 Comments cisco, hp, dell

This post continues my series on the differences between these three manufacturers and how they implement L2 and L3 VLANs.

Scenario 1: Create a Layer 2 VLAN

Cisco IOS:

vlan 10

HP Procurve:

vlan 10

Dell Powerconnect:

vlan database
vlan 10

Scenario 2: Create a Layer 3 VLAN (that's routable)

Cisco IOS:

interface vlan 10
ip address 192.168.1.

Cisco vs HP vs Dell CLI - Interface Configuration

June 30, 2014 0 Comments cisco, hp, dell

After working with all three switch manufacturers in a short period of time, I figured I would do a quick post on how each chooses how to implement VLANs at the interface level.

Scenario 1: Switchport needs to be part of a single native VLAN (VLAN 10)

Cisco IOS:

interface GigabitEthernet1/1
switchport mode access
switchport access vlan 10