Wednesday, June 4, 2014

VRTX R1-2401 Loading data from the device

Setting up Dell VRTX, I've got (hopefully) the right scoop on the ESXi side and setting up the SPERC8. What baffled me for a few minutes was the internal switch gui R1-2401. All I saw after logging in was "Loading data from the device".
OK, I'll wait.

Whatever my Safari settings are, they triggered the same message as IE6 did for this guy on another Dell PowerSwitch. -> Ye Old Dell Switch Question

Switched to Firefox and into the UI without issue. Next step will be turning that shit off (after changing default password...sheesh).

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Port changes between ESXi 5.1u2 and 5.5u1

The following "firewall labels" have been added and are defaulted to open to all networks in ESXi 5.5u1 (unsure about 5.5 GA):
  • DHCPv6 (self explanatory)[tcp/udp 546 in 547 out]
  • cmmds (VSAN) [udp 12345,23451 in/out]*
  • rtd (VSAN) [tcp 2233 in/out]
  • ipfam (NSX) [udp 6999 in/out]
  • vsanvp (VSAN) [tcp 8080 in/out]
  • rabbitmqproxy (vFabric) [tcp 5671 out]
I was not able to turn off vsanvp (Cannot change the host configuration. Call "HostFirewallSystem.DisableRuleset" for object "firewallSystem-152" on vCenter Server "X" failed.) but I could restrict it to the local management subnet. Close enough.

While it's nice of VMware to have the one button "enable VSAN" in the webUI -- Keep the ports locked until I check that box. If ever.

* Hey! That's the combination to my luggage!