UCS C-Series HUU and SCU

I was tasked with figuring out why Windows Server 2012 wouldn’t install on our UCS C220M3 today.  I figured the first thing that I’d do would be to upgrade the BIOS and various firmwares on the server.  This server is managed via UCS Manager (single-wired into the Fabric Interconnects via the VIC1225 in the C220) […]

Posted at 3:05 pm on May 1, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Cisco, UCS | Continue reading

Nexus 1000v “Stuck” Licenses

I didn’t really know how to title this blog post, but I ran into an issue this week where I was getting this warning in the logs of my Nexus 1000v: 2013 Sep 12 09:56:09 nbe1-nexus %LICMGR-2-LOG_LIC_USAGE: Feature NEXUS1000V_LAN_SERVICES_PKG is using 10 licenses, only 8 licenses are installed. Please make sure enough licenses are installed […]

Posted at 8:58 am on September 13, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Cisco, Nexus, VMware | Continue reading


I am the Senior Network Engineer for Radford University where I architect enterprise solutions around data center, unified computing, voice/video, security, etc.  It’s a great opportunity to learn new technologies and soak in the beauty of Radford, VA.



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