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I've inherited a HP Proliant ML150 Gen5, I've installed Microsoft's free Hyper-V Server 2012, with minimal issue. I'm running VM's without issue, however I'm wondering what I can do for hardware monitoring.

Such as HP System Management Homepage or HP Systems Insight Manager which is listed on HP's site. http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3580646&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3580609&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=4064#7832

Further when using the latest HP Proliant Support Pack it complains about not having the iLO 2 controller driver. I've tried downloading and installing but it either states that the OS is incorrect or the hardware cannot be found.

Is there anything that can be done to add a little life to some old hardware?

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What do you wish to monitor? The HP 100-series ProLiant systems don't have much to monitor unless you have a Smart Array controller installed. –  ewwhite Mar 18 '13 at 22:26
    
Mainly the HD's and I'm using Embed RAID, so no Smart Array. I use a Hp Proliant ML110 G7 with HP System Management Homepage. It gives a nice overview of that status of the server, particularly in the case of Hyper-V Server, where I can't access much, I figure having something similar would extremely effective for at a glance info. –  ndavis Mar 19 '13 at 14:16

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