Dell 16 GB vFlash card fails to initialize with iDRAC9 on firmware (fw) 4.40 IDSDM fw 1.13

It’s not always easy to work with sophisticated “new” hardware – especially when the documentation effort is trailing engineering efforts by leaps and bounds. This particularly annoying problem stops the optional internal vFlash (see above) card installed into the Gen 14 Dellâ„¢ Internal Dual SD Module (IDSM) at IDSM fw 1.13 from being usable for… Continue reading Dell 16 GB vFlash card fails to initialize with iDRAC9 on firmware (fw) 4.40 IDSDM fw 1.13

SQL Database Mail – the easy way.

The Background Hardly anything can be more boring and confusing to a junior SQL DBA than trying to setup Microsoft SQL Server Database Mail via the gui in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) or even using the Simple Configuration Template available in the Database Mail Section of the Template Explorer (Ctrl+Alt+T) in SSMS. During my… Continue reading SQL Database Mail – the easy way.

Exchange 2016 Logging consuming your drive space?

Surprise, in case you didn’t create your Exchange server 2016 OS volume with 200 GB or larger and/or have Exchange installed on the system drive – logging of Exchange activity (not to be confused with the individual database(s) activity logs) can easily fill up your drive. There are several scripts and approaches out there to… Continue reading Exchange 2016 Logging consuming your drive space?