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edited by on February 3rd 2015, at 10:24

Last year, around May, has changed their root certificates, causing Dynamic DNS using no longer to work properly. The error (Network Error) is displayed immediately after adding the account to your Sonicwall.

The easiest solution is to upgrade to the latest firmware:

  • For 5.8, this is at least;
  • For 5.9, this is anything after June 2014.

Dell Support also offers an alternative, although this only works with more recent 5.9 versions:

edited by on October 13th 2014, at 12:46
Installing a firmware upgrade on your Dell Force10 MXL IOM works similar (but slightly differently) than the other Force10 series. There are two things to upgrade: the IOM firmware and IOM operating system. The first has to be upgraded through CMC (not documented here), the second through the switch itself.

To upgrade FTOS, you need console access (can be SSH/Telnet) to the switch and an SCP/FTP/TFTP server.

If you have none of these, you can download tftp32/64. This is a light-weight TFTP-server which does not need to be installed and can be run as an application on any networked computer. Place the downloaded firmware (the BIN-file) in the same location as the tftp32/64 executable and st  ...
edited by on June 18th 2014, at 13:50
Configuring NTP for time synchronization on Dell PowerConnect switches is similar to that of Cisco iOS, but with the syntax being a little different.

You need privileged console/SSH/telnet access for this to work.

SW#configureSW(config)#sntp unicast client enableSW(config)#sntp server ip-addressSW(config)#no sntp authenticateSW(config)#end

This will set the NTP server's address to whatever you specify (replace ip-address). To verify, you can run these:

show sntp configuration

This will show you the current NTP settings and status:

SW# show sntp configuration

Time zone configuration was missing for a long time, and was only introduced in more recent firmwares. Check on the Dell website  ...
edited by on December 16th 2013, at 16:06

Before installing ROK licenses on your virtual machines on VMware, be sure to allow SMBios reflection of the host to the VM's. Otherwise, authorization will fail with a This system is unsupported message.

To do this, go to the settings of your newly created VM. Click the tab Configuration, then click General, then the button Configuration Parameters. Add a new row:

SMBIOS.reflectHost = TRUE

edited by on August 22nd 2013, at 15:53

A note about installing the drivers for the Dell PowerVault TL2000/4000 on a Windows 2012 machine.

You can download the firmware from the Dell Support website. After extracting the package, do not install the driver using Device Manager. Doing so will not properly install the drivers (results in error code 37). Instead, install them using the included executable (install_nonexclusive.exe). Running this (elevated) will install the drivers the proper way, and the devices will start correctly.

by on January 1st 1970, at 01:00
Dell OS10 (used on PowerSwitch S-series) supports RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE). The SmartFabric manual has some good examples on how to configure it but here's the summary.

A few remarks first: you can choose which queue to place traffic in. The manual states Q3 which is the required queue if you also use iSCSI (which is by default placed in Q4), but if you don't use iSCSI, you can opt to place the traffic in Q4 instead of Q3.

Also, when entering the commands, be sure to check whether you're in the proper context in CONFIG mode. I did not add the necessary "exit" commands so don't blindly copy/paste this.

First, enable DCB(X), which is required for RoCE (PFC and ETS):

dc  ...
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