Set default homepage and startup page in Chrome and Microsoft Edge | Windows 10 Workgroup Machine

 Set default homepage and startup page of Chrome and Microsoft Edge in windows 10 workgroup machine

If you want to set the homepage and startup page in Windows10 that is part of domain member then it is possible but if you want to apply same thing in workgroup machine then it won’t work.

To apply the homepage and startup page in Google chrome you can use an alternate method. Once you set the homepage and startup page using this method it will apply to all local users and all local users will be able to open the same homepage.

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Right click on Google Chrome -> Properties 

Shortcut -> Target -> Enter homepage URL name at the end of file path “ ………………………………

Apply and Ok

Do the same with Microsoft Edge and apply Okay

Remove existing shortcut from desktop and taskbar and

Use below link to apply same window tiles and taskbar for all users 

or create new shortcut from start menu 

Cisco UCS Dynamic Pinning Overview

 Cisco UCS Dynamic Pinning Overview

Dynamic Pinning

This is the default pin group setting. In dynamic pinning, Fabric Interconnect automatically binds server vNICs to uplink FI ports. The mapping of server vNICs to uplink FI ports depends upon the total number of active uplinks configured, which could be either 1, 2, 4, or 8 (for older 6100 series FIs, uplinks could only be 1, 2, and 4).

Failure Response in Dynamic Pinning

Both Fabric Interconnects are in Active/Active mode with respect to Ethernet data traffic movement. Each server is pinned to a single Fabric Interconnect uplink port or port channel. This means that the data traffic from some servers will move using Fabric Interconnect A and for other servers using Fabric Interconnect B.

In case of a northbound uplink or port channel failure where a server is currently pinned to, the server connection will be automatically pinned to another port or port channel on the same Fabric Interconnect. In case of a complete Fabric Interconnect failure, the server will be automatically pinned to any uplink port or port channel on the second Fabric Interconnect provided that the Fabric failover is configured for the vNIC. The Fabric Interconnect will update the northbound switch about this change using Gratuitous Address Resolution Protocol (GARP).

The dynamically pinned server vNIC uplinks are automatically rebalanced after 300 seconds to distribute the data traffic load on both Fabric Interconnects.

No user configuration is required for dynamic pinning. If no static pin groups are configured, dynamic pinning will be automatically used. Dynamic pinning is the recommended configuration and static pinning should only be used for business use cases.

Login to UCS manager

From left side select LAN

Go under the Policies -> select vNIC Templates

Right click vNIC Templates and select create vNIC template

Name-: Type template name

Select enable failover

Redundancy -: Select as per your requirement

Click Okay

What is Cisco Intersight? Steps to connect Cisco Intersight with USC Manager/ HyperFlex

 What is CISCO Intersight?

Cisco Internight is a cloud operations platform that consists of optional, modular capabilities of advanced infrastructure, workload optimization, and Kubernetes services. Cisco Intersight infrastructure services include the deployment, monitoring, management, and support of your physical and virtual infrastructure.

How to connect CISCO internight with USC Manager/ HyperFlex 

Go to internet browser

Open below link

Login with Cisco id or SSO 

If you are login first time then you will receive below message

Click create an account

Accept the license

Enter Account Name (A-Z 0-9)

This is welcome page

Click Admin

Click Claim a new target

Now login to UCS manager console

Select Admin and from drop down select Device connector

Click turn on to generate Device id and claim code

Now go to Cisco intersight

Click Admin -> claim a new target

Select the application that you want to connect from list

Click start

Enter device ID and claim code

Click claim

CISCO UCS Fabric interconnect port configure as server, uplink, FCoE, FCoE storage port in CISCO UCS

How to configure Fabric interconnect port as server, uplink, FCoE, FCoE storage port in CISCO UCS


Fabric Interconnects

The Fabric Interconnect (FI) is the core component of a UCS solution, providing network, storage, and unified management capabilities to servers.


Fabric Interconnects are typically configured as highly available cluster pairs in production environments and provide active-active data traffic.


 A single FI-based design is also possible for proof of concept (POC) but not recommended for a production environment.

Steps to configure FI port as server port 

Login to UCS manager

Click Equipment from left list

In box just right to equipment drop down and select Fabric interconnect

Right click on any of the free port and select configure as server port

Or you can select multiple ports and configure as server port

Expend Fabric interconnect -> Ethernet ports

Select multiple ports 

Right click on selected port and select configure as server port

Click Yes

Now ports have configured as server port

Now select equipment and drop down

From drop down list click Chassis

Select the chassis for whom that you want to check connectivity

Click hybrid display

Similarly you can select multiple ports and can configure as FCoE “Fiber channel over Ethernet”


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