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HP Proliant Servers - WMI query for system health

I want to query lots of HP servers to determine their overall health. I don't want to use any packages, or even SNMP - I want to query the server health from WMI and understand if a box is ...
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Updating ILO on HP DL380 G7 fails due to firmware version gap

I tried updating several HP Proliant DL380 G7 ILOs today to firmware version 1.50. Some had 1.15, some had 1.26. Those with the older revision refused to accept the firmware blob, the newer ones did ...
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If a managed network switch were to overheat, would you consider it no longer reliable?

Here is the scenario - I have a network switch, one of several in a stack. It's fan failed. Soon, there were reports of users with network issues. After quickly replacing the fan, the users ...
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HP ProLiant DL360 G6 reporting missing fan

I have several refurbished HP ProLiant DL360 G6 servers and several of the systems are reporting fan failures - possibly incorrectly - on fan #2. When running: hpasmcli -s 'SHOW FANS' I get the ...
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DDR3 10600 memory running at 533mhz

I bought a second-hand HP ProLiant DL160 G6 a year ago with 48GB configured in it. I discovered checking with cpu-z and doublechecked with speccy the memory runs at only 533Mhz. I checked the ...
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HP DL360p with Intel E5-2630 NUMA Capable?

I couldn't find any information via search to determine this via the Intel or HP website. Can you enable NUMA nodes on this? How can you tell the side of each node if so? Is it always best practice to ...
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HP Proliant DL180 G5 server treats 3-TB SATA disks as 750-GB ones

I have this HP Proliant DL180 G5 server, running with the embedded RAID controller (no Smart Array); with this configuration, it only supports 4 SATA disks. Fine. The server has 2 250-GB SATA disks; ...
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HP dl170 g6 and LO100 (iLO) - Can't boot from virtual media

I'm trying to make an HP DL170 G6 server boot via the "virtual media" feature. The system doesn't even try to boot from the virtual media, it seems unable to see it! Here's the test we've been doing: ...
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Install Oracle Linux 6.4 on HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8 server

installation does not detect the raid 1 logical drive created from ACU. the installation shows the two 2T disks, and after the installation is complete, I can not boot up to the system. I have been ...
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DL385 G2 powering off after some time

I have one DL385 G2 server that since Thursday is not able to power on properly. I can't figure out what's the problem, since there is no indication neither in iLO 2 log, IML, nor any red/amber LED on ...
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Two HP iLOs have gone unresponsive, and are in a colo. Is there any way to remotely troubleshoot?

We have two DL360 G5s that suddenly lost iLO connectivity. They are at a remote site, so I cannot do any physical troubleshooting (yet). Is there any way I can remotely troubleshoot the iLO? Currently ...
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How do you monitor your HP hardware while running virtual servers?

Our organization servers are mostly not virtualized and we have been using HP System Management, System insight manager to get hardware health from the servers. This system works well and we like it. ...
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Where do I put the server in a cramped office?

We have very limited options for our first server in our small office and none of them look good. We are buying one HP Proliant ML350 G5. Per the HP power calculator with our system specs, we're ...
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Mixing dual and single port SAS disks

I have a HP DL380 G5 with 8x146GB single port SAS SSF disks (DG146ABAB4). A couple of them have failed and I can't find any new single port disks anymore. They all seem to be dual port. I'm wondering ...
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Will vmotion work between two servers of different cpu cores/clockspeeds?

I have a set of hp servers that are HP dl380 E5620 G7s that are used as ESX 4.1 servers. I have them set up to do vmotion and to do fault tolerance. I've just received another set of servers, however ...
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CPU/RAM upgrade for HP Proliant ML350 G5

I have an HP ML350 G5 server with a single Intel 5130 dual core Xeon installed. Is it possible to upgrade it to a dual processor system? I've looked at the quickspecs and spent a couple of hours ...
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Slow parity initialization of RAID-5 array on HP Smart Array P411 controller

On 29th October 2011, I built a RAID-5 array using 4 x 146.8GB Seagate SAS ST3146855SS drives running at 15k connected to a PowerEdge R515 with HP Smart Array P411 controller running Windows 2008 (so ...
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Any Integrated Mangement Tools out there? (DRAC, iLO, RAC)

So I have been on the lookout for a master tool to manage all my Integrated management adapters on our servers here. Such as Dell DRAC, HP Integrated Lights-out and IBM's RAC e.g mRemoteNG works ...
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HP Onboard Software SATA RAID. Knowing which drive failed

On of our HP Proliant DL320 G4's is reporting a failure. It's running Windows 2003 and configured using the built in software SATA Raid. The array manager shows only one drive attached labelled "Port ...
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Batch configure HP ILO from laptop

I need a method of setting over a thousand Ilo's on our HP DL360p Gen 8 servers (With hundreds more on the way!) Our environment doesn't allow for the use of any automatically assigned address such ...
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Updating firmware on HP ProLiant DL380 Gen8 failed

I tried updating the firmware on my HP ProLiant 380e Gen8, but I received this error: What could be the reason? Could it be because of limited disk space in the /tmp directory? ~ # df -h ...
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Smart Array P400 battery failure

The P400 Smart Array controller in my HP DL380G5 is indicating: Battery Status: Failed, Replace Battery 1 in the System Management Homepage. Also the IML indicates: POST Error: 1794-Drive Array - ...
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linux - HP BLADE machines - identify the Server name from my Linux OS

I have a Linux machine (RedHat version release 5.6) in HP BLADE Hardware I am trying to find a solution to identify the server name from my Linux OS (Linux installed in the HP Blade HW), (Server ...
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Slow DL360 Smart Array P400i RAID

We recently acquired two "decked out" DL360's, complete with the Smart Array P400i RAID raid controller, 512MB BBWC, and (6) 10k SAS drives. They are configured in a RAID 1+0 set up, running LVM and ...
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No-Good Very Bad Print Server Issues: Print Server Troubleshooting Suggestions? [closed]

We just replaced a fifty-year-old print server and are attempting to use HP Universal Print Driver (per their engineers' suggestion) for all of our printers (the PCL 5 4.7 version). We thought this ...
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SLES 10 SP4 (x86_64) - HP Proliant DL380 G4 - Becomes unresponsive randomly

Had the misfortune of upgrading a HP Proliant DL380 G4 from SLES 10 SP2 (i586) to SLES 10 SP4 (x86_64). Although the installation completed smoothly, the server became unresponsive after a couple of ...
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Heat generated by a HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 entry EU servers

I have to buy a stand alone server rack to be placed in a machine room. The temperature can reach 30°C in the room (I have no choice with regards to the location). In order to correct for this I will ...
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Write caching in linux

I have read a lot on serverfault and searched on google about write caching, but still cant find the answer. I have an HP ProLiant DL380 G5 with HW raid with 512 MB Battery backed cache. I use debian ...
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Non-ECC memory on Proliant DL385 g5

Is it possible to use non-ECC memory in the HP Proliant DL385 g5, the server is a test system so error checking is less important
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Resetting factory defaults - HP Proliant DL360 gen8

I have an HP Proliant DL360 gen8 server that seems to have USB turned off in the BIOS. I would like to enable it again. With the USB turned off, I cannot intervene during POST - the USB keyboard does ...
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Proliant DL380 G7 won't boot, solid amber power LED

I have a problem with an HP Proliant DL380 G7 that leaves me without much in the way of troubleshooting approaches. This server will not boot. It was stored in a datacenter, and I went to retrieve it ...
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How to get SMART information on local disks in ESXi?

How to get SMART information about local disks (no SmartArray) installed in ESXi host? It is HP DL G6 server, but without the HP Insight Suite.
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HP StoreEasy 1630 Pool Expansion

We have a single HP StoreEasy 1630 with the following disk configuration: Pools RAID Drives Capacity Virtual_Disks Physical_Disks Size_Per_Disk A 1 2 450GB 1 ...
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HP ProLiant Gen8 Health Agents and EL6.x - cpqHoMibHealthStatusArray has changed to the value: x

I've noticed that my HP ProLiant Gen8 servers report the following message via email to root (or the destination configured in /opt/hp/hp-snmp-agents/cma.conf) upon restart. Trap-ID=11020 ...
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Solaris 11 hangs randomly: need help to figure out the reason

I've got Solaris 11 (+latest SRU) running on an HP DL385 G7 (attached to P2000 storage w. 30 disks; they are registered as separate RAID0 drives, but I'm using ZFS' raidz1), which is our file server. ...
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6 Disk Raid 1+0

I have an HP Smart Array P400i raid controller, with 6 disks, working in a RAID 1+0. This is what it looks like: Mirror Group 0: physicaldrive 1I:1:1 (port 1I:box 1:bay 1, SAS, 72 GB, ...
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HP Insight Manager setup and use case?

I keep reading about HP Insight Manager in various blog posts and Server Fault questions. I am currently working with 3 HP ProLiant DL360 G4's, 2 DL380 G3's and a ML110 G6. All have iLo installed and ...
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HP DL160 G6 memory PC3-10600R vs PC3-10600E

I am using a HP DL 160 G6 server that according to specs takes PC3 Registered or Unbuffered. When I combine the two types of memory below the system will not POST. When I use just the first type of ...
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HP DL180 G6 amber light but drive is OK

We have an HP DL180 G6 with 25 SFF SATA drives, running 64-bit Debian Linux. A drive recently failed, so we replaced the failed drive with a new, identical part from HP. The disk controller rebuilt ...
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HP DL165G7: NMI error

One of "my" DL165 G7 Proliants has rebooted out of the blue for the second time this month. The reboot was accompanied by these system event log entries in LightsOut: Event Type Date Time ...
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Why does the CentOS 5.8 install give an error about CD-ROM drive when using HP ILO?

CentOS 5.8 I'm trying to install CentOS 5.8 on the following system with the following specs: HP DL360e Gen8 HP Dynamic Smart Array 8320i RAID Controller ILO 4 v1.05 I'm connecting the ISO to ...
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Extend RAID 1 (HP SmartArray P410i) running Linux

I took over a fairly simple server setup with the following RAID 1 config running Ubuntu 11.10 (Kernel 3.0.0-12-server x86_64): => ctrl all show config Smart Array P410i in Slot 0 (Embedded) ...
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HP ProLiant DL180 G6 Fan Noise?

Recently i did bought an HP ProLiant DL180 G6 Everything is OK except fan noise , it's too loud. I did some research but found nothing useful , I just wanted to know if there is anything I can do ...
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How to automatically collect HP server service tag from datacenter?

I wonder if there is any automated tool to get HP serial number from my datacenter, because I'd like to do server refresh and there are more than hundreds of it that I need to identify its base ...
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HP D2700 enclosure and SSDs. Will any SSD work?

I've got an HP D2700 enclosure that I'm looking to shove some 2.5" SSD drives in. Looking at the prices of HP's SSD drives vs something like an Intel 710 and even something less 'enterprisey', there's ...
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DL380 G4 - How to properly configure raid arrays

All, I have a DL380 G4 server with the following drives: 2x 36.4GB - 15K 2x 36.4GB - 10K 2x 300GB - 10K I'm trying to figure out how best to configure these drives. This is the first time I'm ...
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HP Smart Array; How to safely remove a physcial drive with SMART predictive failure from array so it can be replaced?

hpacucli controller slot=1 ld 1 show detail Smart Array P400 in Slot 1 array A Logical Drive: 1 Size: 273.3 GB Fault Tolerance: RAID 1+0 Heads: 255 ...
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Are transceivers hot swappable?

Are transceivers in general hot swappable, and if not, how do I find out if these are? Using these adapters 665243-B21, HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 560FLR-SFP+ 665249-B21, HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port ...
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HP DL360 G7 - which power supply is “power supply 1”?

Right now we are getting an intermittent error in iLO stating that "Power Supply 1" is failing. The issue is that there are two power supplies, and neither one is clearly labelled as "Power Supply 1." ...
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Difficulty racking HP ProLiant Gen8 servers

We're an all Proliant shop with around 50 servers, mostly DL360s and DL380, from G5's through G7's. We just got our first two G8's in and went to rack them. We were stunned to find out that the new ...