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Author: Dave Kawula

The Case of Initial OOBE (Unboxing) DataON S2D-5208i Azure Stack HCI Node – #AzureStackHCI

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today, I will be showing you the Out of Box Experience (OOBE) for a DataON S2D-5208i (Azure Stack HCI) node. What we have done so far is plug in the onboard Lan-On-Motherboard ethernet ports and connected our cross-connect 25 GB cables between both nodes. When the units ship, they are pre-imaged with DataON’s standard build, and upon first poweron, you can access the server via their Intel Integrated BMC Web Console. In our case, we accessed the server using https://10.113.6.84 DataOn units ship with a default user ID / Password combination of – admin/admin or admin/admin1....

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The Case of Migrating an Azure Stack HCI Cluster to a new Fabric Domain – #AzureStackHCI #S2D

Hey Checkyourlogs fans, This week I was tasked with moving an existing Azure Stack HCI (S2D) Cluster to a new Fabric Domain. Traditionally, this would require us to tear down the cluster and rejoin the machines to a new domain and rebuild the cluster. With Server 2019, Cross Domain Migrations are supported.     Migrating a cluster to a new domain original steps were found at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/failover-clustering/cluster-domain-migration I have since updated with the rest of the steps required to do this for an Azure Stack HCI Cluster.   In the following steps, a cluster is being moved from domain...

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The Case of Configuring DataON S2D-5219 as a Veeam Backup and Replica Target using Storage Spaces Standalone – #Veeam #DataON

Hey Checkyourlogs and Veeam Fans, Today, I’m going to look at a newly certified configuration from DataON and Veeam. Recently DataON has certified its DCS Storage Server as a Veeam Backup Target. You can check out the details here https://www.veeam.com/kb3019.   In this certified configuration, the unit shipped with a Broadcom RAID Controller with two RAID 50 Spans across 6 HDDs. My Configuration is going to be slightly different as my team has been using HBA’s and Storage Spaces Standalone for the past 3 + years. We find the configuration extraordinarily stable and it performs like a champ.  ...

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The Case of Veeam Failed to Process Replication Task Error: Boost::FileSystem::Create_Directory

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today, I was called in to troubleshoot a weird error for some Veeam Replica Jobs that were failing. In the console, the error message was displayed as – Failed to process replication task Error: boost::filesystem::create_directory: The system cannot find the path specified: “E:\” Agent failed to process method {FileSystem.DirectoryCreate}. This error was not very helpful for me, so I decided to check the veeam logs directly on the Veeam Backup and Replication Server. I went to c:\programdata\Veeam\Backup Found the Replica Job and opened the logfile job.<JobName> Once inside the logfile, I searched for the word error....

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The Case of lost connectivity to the Management Network on Azure Stack HCI #AzureStackHCI

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today, I was called in to work on a case with a customer that had messed around with their Virtual Switch Settings in the Hyper-V Console on an Azure Stack HCI Cluster. I didn’t get a lot of details but what I did get emailed was this “I was building a Virtual Machine in Failover Cluster Manager and I couldn’t get it on the network. So, I went into Hyper-V Manager Virtual Switch Manager and made some changes. After that, I couldn’t ping the host anymore”.   I was able to logon via the out of...

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