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HP switches sending multi-cast ping requests

I'm not our normal network guy... I've just been drafted to help with this issue, so please bear with me. We have a fairly large (~4,000 devices?) network mostly comprised of HP Procurve gear. From ...
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VMWare ESXi error upon boot “Relocating modules and starting up the kernel”

Coming back from a 4-day weekend, I noticed the A/C had been turned off for the duration of the long weekend and the heat was around 80-82 degrees. The HP ProLiant DL185G5 was running but the system ...
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HP Proliant G6 reporting failed SSD drive - alternative strategies for monitoring?

I would like to get your feedback about a controversial situation I found myself in some days ago. I was tasked to use a HP Proliant G6 for development purposes with 2 new (< 2 months, never used ...
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Very slow disk performance on HP P410 with RAID1+0

I have HP Microserver N54L, until recently i have used integrated software raid without problems. I have 2x WD Black and 2x WD Red (non-pro) disks for my raid array. I also have SSD directly on the ...
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HP 4204vl (J8770A) non-blocking switching capacity

On the information page for the above mentioned switch, it says "Supports a maximum of 96 autosensing 10/100 ports or 96 autosensing 10/100/1000 ports or 16 mini-GBICs or 4 10-GbE ports, or a ...
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VMware with the HP MSA70

I would like to build a new smallish VMware cluster - only two nodes will ever be used. I have previously seen references to shared direct attached storage. That would dramatically push down the ...
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Can I recover my raid after blown backplane / mobo?

We had a catastrophic server failure the other day. The server was the head to our NAS. Multiple disk shelves were attached via SAS (SFF-8088 to a HP Smart Array RAID Card). Also connected to the RAID ...
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How to active HDD leds on HP MDS 600 / HP D6000?

I have a HP D6000 (sometimes called MDS 600) storage array, HP DL380p G8 with an LSI 9207-8e SAS adapter. When I am in the OmniOS (Solaris 10 fork), I can e.g. dd to one of the disks, but I don't see ...
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HP ProLiant DL320e G8 v2 - USB2.0 during POST

Initially my USB2.0 ports were working during POST (and boot). However, now they appear not to be. I first noticed this when I could not access the RBSU by pressing F9 during POST. Then found that I ...
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In a HP server, can low voltage DIMMS and standard voltage DIMMs be mixed?

We are adding RAM to a HP Proliant DL380 G7 and were shipped standard voltage DIMMS. We have pre-installed some low voltage DIMMS. Is it acceptable to mix DIMM voltage in general? Is it advised? A ...
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HP DL380G6: Where is the Temp. Sensor #29 (System Zone)?

The Temp. Sensor #29 of my HP DL380G6 seems to give me a wrong number. It says that the temperature is more than 50C (Caution: 60C, Critical: 65C) while the actual value is 13C. And I think it may be ...
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Multiple Servers, Multiple Drive Failure within 12 hours?

In the IT world I just won the Lottery Twice.... Today we had a hard drive fail in a raid array. A few hours later we had another drive fail on a different server.... We started checking all the ...
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LFF in HP DL360p, how and is it a good idea?

I need a new server with 10 Tb storage and was looking at a DL360p with a D2600. It would do the trick, but it´s quite expensive and I´m looking for alernatives. 4 x 4 Tb would be enough, both for ...
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installing non-hp RAM in hp proliant ml310e G8

i bought the hp proliant ml310e G8 with 8GB of crucial RAM. but when i plug it in the system initialization hangs on 90%. i read in another post (HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 early system initialization ...
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BL460c G7 blade OS install

I have an HP c7000 enclosure with a BL460c G7 blade. I need to install Windows server OS on it. I have a problem with iLO, so it will not mount the ISO in the remote console. Tried using both Active-X ...
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Is there a complete reference for HP's diagnostic port 84 and/or port 85 codes?

The HP ProLiant DL580 systems (G5 is the one I'm interested in at the moment) have a two-digit 7-segment display on the system board (visible only inside the chassis) which displays various diagnostic ...
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HP Smart Array P400 controller reports physical drives incorrectly

I've been researching on this the majority of the day, when I had time to blow. But now it's just becoming a headache, when I ask the HP P400 for detailed Information on the drives connected to the ...
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Convert RAID-0 to RAID-1 on HP ML350G6 with P410i zero memory

I have an HP ML350 G6 with a P410i zero memory RAID controller. As far as I can understand that means I can't expand a current single drive "RAID-0" configuration to a RAID-1 using the HP Offline ACU ...
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HP ILO RIMP information?

The HP ILO scripting guide gives an example of an unauthenticated xml query: "https:///xmldata?item=all" (See page 46, http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00294268/c00294268.pdf) ...
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Software to measure power draw of HP Server

I'm after some software to measure the power draw of a HP Server, namely a DL360 series. I know Nagios is used for logging and monitering but I'm not sure if it logs power usage as well. I've also ...
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HP Server bios boot delay

I'm just going to throw this out there in case anyone else has run accross this... I have an HP DL320 G5p that had the motherboard replaced due to a faulty NIC port. After several calls to HP, two ...
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HP ILO mouse issue

On some new servers from HP we are using the ILO (Integrated Lights Out) to control some new Linux installs. When we use the remote console options the mouse movements won't stay in synch. When we ...
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VLAN isolation failure with HP Procurve, Juniper Netscreen

I'm having problems with hosts being able to ping other hosts they shouldn't be able to communicate with. Fairly simple network - relevant hardware: HP Procurve 2810-24G switch Juniper Netscreen ...
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Steady red light on 2 HP SAS drives in RAID 1

I have a HP ProLiant web server with two HP 300GB SAS SFF 2.5 inch drives (Model: HP 507127-B21). Both drives have a solid red light, however there is no indication within the management software that ...
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Raid 5 on two scsi buses with different maximum speeds

I'm quite a noob, I'm trying to set up as a study machine an old HP ProLiant DL385 G1. I've configured a RAID 5 out of six SCSI 3.5" HDDs using: - Smart Array 6i controller; - (4 x SCSI Ultra320 ...
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RAID 5 drive upgrade

We have an HP ProLiant ML350 G5 server with an 8-bay RAID 5 array configured on a Smart Array E200i controller. The system volume and data are on the same logical drive. The drives are 72GB each and ...
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Smart Array P400i Physical Drive failed after being replaced

We have replaced the bad drives in a few HP systems (ProLiant DL360 G5), but they continue to show failed. The drives are part of RAID, and I think this might be why they are appearing as failed. The ...
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Getting USB boot to work in SmartOS on HP ProLiant N40L

I recently downloaded SmartOS and tried running it on my HP ProLiant N40L, but it always fails on boot. After dd'ing the image to the USB stick, I plug it into the internal USB header and turn the ...
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Driving an HP Storage Array From a non-HP Server

I currently have an HP DL360-G7 server with a P411 SAS controller connected to an HP Storageworks D2600 storage array. The server boots VmWare ESXi 4.1 from its own drives (not from drives in the ...
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How can I speed up the build of a Logical Drive on a HP Smart Array P411?

Is there anything I can do to speed up the creation of the HP Smart Array logical drives? Does creating too many drives at the same time affect the overall performance?
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Is it possible to shrink the size of an HP Smart Array logical drive?

I know extension is quite possible using the hpacucli utility, but is there an easy way to reduce the size of an existing logical drive (not array)? The controller is a P410i in a ProLiant DL360 G6 ...
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HP4050, Windows 7 64 Bit, Printer Sharing from Windows Server

If I use a 'local printer' 'tcp port', I can print to an HP 4050 over the network from a Windows 7 64 bit machine using the Universal HP printer drivers (I happened to use Postscript). However, the ...
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Installing HP Agents on OpenFiler

We're hoping to solve a need for a low-cost SAN at one of our sites by deploying an OpenFiler on a DL360 strapped to an MSA70. We've been running a similar setup for 18 months at our locel site, so ...
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ProLiant DL180 G6 with Smart Array P410 failed logical drive (keeps failing and needing rebuild)

I have an issue with a bunch of DL180 each with P410 smart arrays with 2 logical drives, one is for the root filesystem, and the other is a large-ish 10TB filesystem that is exported by nfs. The ...
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HP ADU report information. Where is it stored?

I'm working on something but I'm a bit stuck. If I could figure out where certain information that ADU looks at is stored on Windows Server (2003 & 2008), I'd be in great shape. I primarily want ...
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Determining Correct Memory For ProLiant ML115

I'm upgrading the memory on a HP ProLiant ML115 server for a client so I went out onsite today to figure out what kind of memory he needed. I figured I would make note of the model number and look up ...
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Format SAS drives HP DL360G6

hoping you can point me in the right direction here. I scored an older HP DL 360G6 and have been having issues installing ESXi. After a bit of searching around a few people suggested completely ...
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HP ProLiant DL360 G7 Server reconfigure iLO using ipmitool

I am struggling with an HP machine that has an iLO card that for some reason has gone off the radar. I can ping the card, but that's pretty much everything I can do with it. The host is running a ...
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HP P410 ADU (hpacucli) generates empty report

I'm trying to monitor hard drive's smart status. I've tried smartctl tools and HP's own hpacucli to generate ADU report. However, neither of them are useful. smartctl does not show values like Power ...
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Can I cascade 2 HP MSA60 enclosures and create a RAID1+0 array over all disks

I have a DL380 G5 (p411 SmartArray Controller) with a single loaded MSA60 (12x2TB SATA)and am purchasing a 2nd to cascaded as illustrated above. If I do this with identical disks (another 12x2TB SATA) ...
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HP SmartArray 410i controller slow?

Have just had a new HP DL380 G6 server set up. This has a SmartArray P410i controller and seven 2.5" 146Gb SAS 10k RPM disks, configured as three RAID1 arrays and a floating hot spare. Problem: I ...
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Differences between HP and EMC SAN

I've managed Dell's EMC and Equallogic SANs in the past. I was recently put in charge of a Hewlett-Packard P2000 SAN. HP and EMC use slightly different terminology. I'd like to confirm I understand ...
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Getting hp-snmp-agents on HP ProLiant DL360 on Lenny working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: System load by HP-SNMP-Agents is high After receiving our HP ProLiant DL360 I'd like to integrate the machine into our Munin system and thus enable ProLiant specific ...
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Can I put in laptop 2.5" SATA drives into an HP ProLiant DL380 G5?

I have an HP DL380 G5 server and I was wondering if can I put in standard notebook 2.5" SATA drives? In the front where the drives go, the SATA connections dont seem to fit.
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Provide iSCSI storage for Virtual Environments through host or directly to guests?

We are planning to place a HP MSA P2000 with two FC/iSCSI controllers in our network. We have two options to provide more storage to Virtual Machines (We are running Hyper-V): A) Add iSCSI targets ...
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why does my dl380 G3 crank the fan up so high (and how do i stop it?)

I've got a HP DL380 and after I leave it on for a while it decides it needs to run the fans at a much higher speed than it did before. It's really loud and annoying. Is there any way to manually ...
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Device eth0 has different MAC address than expected

I've got a HP Proliant 460c blade server running CentOS 5.x. For some reason CentOS thinks the mac address for ETH0 is something (18:a9:05:71:xx:xc) but I'm not able to find that MAC at all on the ...
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Performance of HP SSDs in HP servers

I am trying to find performance data about the official SSDs offered by HP for their servers. I can hardly find any specifications on the HP website or somewhere else on the Web. The device I am ...
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HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure : Ilo : Python : get_asset_tag() Not working

I try to connect to a HP Blade Server (HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure ) using Python's HP-ILO module. obj=hpilo.Ilo('172.8.2.29', login='Administrator', password='<redacted>', timeout=60, ...
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HP Proliant DL360 G7 All DIMM indicator lights amber

I am currently doing a RAM upgrade on an HP proliant DL360 G7 server. After installing the new RAM (18x 8GB KTH-PL316E/8G) the LED indicator lights for every single DIMM turned amber and the health ...