Tuesday, December 23, 2014

How to build your CCNA Data Center Lab using Titanium VM Nexus 7000 with GNS3 Home Lab Part01

How to build your CCNA Data Center Lab using Titanium VM Nexus 7000 with GNS3  Home Lab  Part01

A-Requirements to do this Lab.
B-Prepare your Environment.
C-Configure Titanium VM version 5.1-cl1 and GNS3 QEMU .

D-Build your topology.
E-Connect to Nexus7k simulator VM via putty.

 A-The Requirements to do this lab as below :


-Laptop/Desktop with at least 8GB of RAM Intel-64bit

-VMware workstation 9.
  Download from here

 Download from here

-Titanium 5.1-c11 VM image.
Download from here

 -Cisco 3725 IOS image
Download from here

B-Prepare your Environment.

After you finished the step A now you are ready to build the lab as below.
-Adjust GNS3 configuration for instance Project directory, IOS image path, Dynamips ports and GEMU guest.
-Clone the Titanium NX VM from the VMware workstation .
- Add IOS image for Cisco 3725 router.

C-Configure Titanium VM version 5.1-cl1 and GNS3.

The configuration of the QEMU host is very sensitive if you make it not like this it will give you error. QemuImage path to the VMware flatedisk (vmdk-flate) file each nexus connect to its own VM I said before we will use 2 VMS for each Nexus 7K , RAM : 1024 MB, Number of NICs 6, NIC Model e1000, QEMU options leave it empty and last unchecked use KVM (Linux Host Only) as in the below image 

Also I would like to mention here the setting of  Titanium VM only we need to make sure that the ram is 2Gb or above  its better and also the serial port configurtion don't put both 2 VM with the same settings for instance VM-NX7k-01 will be \\.\pipe\com_1 the other one may be like this \\.\pipe\com_2.

D-Build your topology. 

Build your topology in GNS3 just add 2 Qemu hosts that you configure with Titanium VM and add also the Cisco router 3725  and connect as below

 Power on all devices and also power on both VMs as below

E-Connect to Nexus7k simulator VM via putty.

Now we finished part1 we will meet soon in part2 



Sunday, December 21, 2014

Titanium VM nx-os Error Binary translation is incompatible with long mode on this platform.

Titanium emulator  

Binary translation is incompatible with long mode on this platform.The Virtulization engine will automatically switch to intel VT-x if the guest enters long mode.

The solution is to change the VM settings

Preferred mode Intel VT-x or AMD-V

Serial connection to Nexus

Remote to VM via putty serial connection

Remote Putty Session


CCNA DATA CENTER Part2 DCICT 640-916 IIntroducing Cisco Data Center Technologies

In this post we will complete with part 2 of CCNA DC DCICT 640-916 Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies

The 640-916 DCICT Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies is one of the exams associated with the CCNA Datacenter Certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of fundamental Data center technologies like network and server Virtualization, Storage, Convergent I/O and network services like load balancing.

Exam Topics


Study Materials

Torrent File Downlaod


Nexus on Apple store and Google Play

The 3D interactive catalog for Cisco Nexus and UCS products for both  IOS and Android.It is a good interactive tool for all details of the products.

Google Paly

App Store

CCNA DATA CENTER Part1 DCICN 640-911 Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking

 CCNA Data Center has two parts part one Introdcuing Cisco Data Center Networking (
640-911 DCICN exam)  second part Introdcuing Cisco Data Center Technologies (640-916 DCICT exam).Here we will discuss about the first part

The 640-911 DCICN Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking is one of the exams associated with the CCNA Datacenter Certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of networking concepts for the Data Center environment, based on Nexus-OS. You will learn fundamental information on how a Data center network works, how to configure virtualization in the network, addressing schemes, troubleshooting and configuration skills. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the course DCICN, Introducing Cisco Data center Networking.

Download the course topics.


 Download DCICN Study Guide

http://www.pdfiles.com/pdf/files/English/IT_Certifications/CCNA_Data_Center_640-911_Study_Guide.pdf DCICT 640-916

 CBT Nuggets  DCICN 640-911


Download Nexus Simulator

Titanium  V5

Titanium V6 just FYI



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Unable to connect to the MKS failed to connect to server by Using vCenter Web Client

Unable to connect to the MKS failed to connect to server by Using vSphereWeb Client on vSphere Enterprise 550 and vCenter 550

If this problem happen try the below

1-Try to resolve the host name of the vSphere host and the vcenter server by using nslookup command form the command prompt it must be resloved by both host name and IP address

 2-Try also manually to add the ip and host entries in the c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file

ip  A.B.C.D  esx1.mydomain.local  //vsphere host

ip A.B.C.D vcenter01.mydomain.local //vcenter server

3-Try to check the windows firewall settings in the vCenter server by using the firewall.cpl from the command prompt and open the 902 port  here is the details of all vcenter ports

ESXi 5.x902TCPvSphere ClientESXi 5.xvSphere Client access to virtual machine consoles (MKS)

vCenter 5.x902TCP/UDPvSphere ClientESXi 5.xvSphere Client uses this ports to display virtual machine consoles.

After that check to open the console using vsphere web client it will open successfully.

HP EVA P6500 Management System

HP EVA P6500 Management System

SAN Topology Overview
Basically the SAN network consists of group of objects that interact with each other to build the Storage Array Network. These objects LAN connectivity, SAN switches, Management Server, Host Servers and Storage array. 

In the technology of HP EVA storage the management module came in two different technique:-

1-Array Based Management (ABM).
2- Server-based Storage Management (SBM).


For the first one the module lays above the 2 storage processor controller A & B. This module has ethernet port with static IP address that used for connectivity .The module contains pre-installed management software called Command View CV HP P6000 Command View Software. You can access management GUI Single Pane of Glass (SPoG) Flash based by IP address of the module and corresponding port depending on what you will need port 2374 (HP P6000 Control Panel) & 2373(HP P6000 Control) for storage configurations.

HP P6000 Control Panel

HP P6000 Command 

The array-based version of HP P6000 Command View is factory installed on HP P6000 storage system models which have internal management modules. The array-based version manages only the storage system on which it is installed. In many cases, the array-based version eliminates the need for a separate management server in the SAN.

For the second one the Management is server windows 2k3 or 2k8 based that includes the Command View and other utilities like HP P6000 Command View software, HP P6000 Performance Advisor software, HP Management Integration Framework software , HP P6000 SmartStart , HP P6000 Storage System Scripting Utility (SSSU) software , HP P6000 Performance Data Collector software , HP EVA to 3PAR Online Import. Also It is called The Storage Management Server (SMS).


Server-based storage management (SBM). The server-based version of HP P6000 Command View is customer installed on a server in the SAN. The server-based version provides management of multiple HP P6000 storage systems. The server on which HP P6000 Command View is installed is called a storage management server.
P6500 EVA storage systems comes with dual HSV360 controllers with XCS 10.x firmware version.

Both versions provide the ability to:

  • Purpose for such things as configuring controller host ports, viewing message logs, uninitializing the array and powering down the array.
  • Initialize HP P6000 storage systems.
  • Create, modify, and monitor disk groups, virtual disks (LUNs), snapshots, snapclones, mirrorclones, and DR groups.
  • Configure and monitor physical components, such as controllersphysical disks, power supplies, blowers, and network connections.
  •  Create and maintain a list of hosts that are connected to storage systems Administration


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