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Server's power supply always on even if it is turned off

I just bought a used HP ProLiant ML350 G4p server and it's power supply gets working immediately after I plug it into power outlet. (the fan is spinning, and the unit consumes 20W of energy) The ...
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System load by HP-SNMP-Agents is high

After installing the hp-snmp-agents on my proliant server, I noticed the system load never goes below 1. Is this normal behavior, or is it possible to reduce the load of the HP tools? Update: the ...
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HP DL360 Gen8 server support for DDIO?

I've bought pretty expensive HP server "HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 E5-2640 1P 16GB-R P420i SFF 460W PS Base Server (646902-421)" ...
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HP ACU shows parity initialization failed on Smart Array controller

I put in a new drive due to a hard drive failure. When the rebuild got to 100%, the controller fails and I need to reboot the server to bring it online. I had to do this about three times and it ...
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HP plan to restrict access to ProLiant server firmware - consequences?

I've been a longtime advocate for HP ProLiant servers in my system environments. The platform has been the basis of my infrastructure designs across several industries for the past 12 years. The ...
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Real benefits of serial console servers (with modern server hardware)?

I'm working in a new environment that makes heavy use of serial console servers for server management. They are augmented with switched PDUs for power management. They are not using the DRAC ...
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HP storage arrays - multiple channels?

Our SQL server is becoming pretty heavily loaded, and all indications point to the disk channel being the bottleneck. The current HP server has a fairly low-end array card, and we're looking to ...
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HP ProLiant system preparation/deployment techniques (Array, BIOS, firmware, etc.)

I spend a lot of my time with HP ProLiant systems and Linux installations. Due to the nature of the business I work in, I don't have the luxury of being able to deploy large numbers of identical ...
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Disk/RAID Monitoring for HP Proliant Servers and Ubuntu 12.04

How can I monitor the status of the hard disks and the RAIDs of an HP Proliant server using Ubuntu 12.04. In Ubuntu 10.04 I could use the cciss-vol-status to query the RAID status periodically but ...
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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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hp-health install doesn't work on Debian 7 (Wheezy)

I try to install hp-health on my HP ProLiant ML350 G4 server with a Debian 7 (Wheezy) installation. I downloaded the package on : ...
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Is it possible to influence the way CPUs are enumerated under Linux?

I have a HP DL380 G7 with 2 unequal CPUs in it. One is a quad core CPU with faster cores, and one is a 6 core CPU with slower cores. On this box I run an application that due to licensing reasons ...
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Four disks - RAID 10 or two mirrored pairs?

I have this discussion with developers quite often. The context is an application running in Linux that has a medium amount of disk I/O. The servers are HP ProLiant DL3x0 G6 with four disks of equal ...
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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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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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Proliant server will not accept new hard disks in RAID 1+0?

I have a HP ProLiant DL380 G5, I have two logical drives configured with RAID. I have one logical drive RAID 1+0 with two 72 gb 10k sas 1 port spare no 376597-001. I had one hard disk fail and ...
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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 ...
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Rack Mounting a Server with hot air vents on the top?

We just got a couple of HP DL360 G7's, and I notice it has vents on the top. More hot air seems to exit through these vents than it does anywhere on the back. All our servers in the past have always ...
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How to determine HP Smart Array model?

How to determine HP Smart Array model on HP server? I own HP 350 G6 server. Really do not know where to look, is there a utility tool that can help me find this information, or is there a sign on the ...
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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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moving raid 10 to another identical server both on Smart Array 6i controllers

I have dead HP DL 380G4 with RAID 1+0 with 1 logical volume from 4x72GB drives on built-in Smart Array 6i 128Mb BBWC. It was shut down properly. It seems it was usual death for Proliant with ILO led ...
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DL180 G6 12 bay backplane connections

I have an HP DL180 G6 12 bay server with a P212 Raid card. I can not open the server to see inside but I would like to know what connections the backplane has. Right now it has 6 1TB hdd attached. ...
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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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Oracle Enterprise Linux installation can't see local disks on HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8

I am installing Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 on HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8. There are 2 300GB disks and they are configured in RAID 1 from ACU. During the installation installator can not see local hard ...
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CentOS 7 Install Error: Call to StartServiceByName Timeout

I'm trying to install CentOS 7 on my HP Proliant DL320e Gen8 v2 server. I'm attempting this through the iLO4 IRC and virtual media. I'm booting 'CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-Minimal'. I get to the first ...
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HP ILO 3 gives XML syntax errors with hponcfg utility

I have an HP ProLiant DL360 G7 server running VMWare ESX 4.1. The system board on the server was changed months ago following a lightning strike at the facility. The HP technician reprogrammed the ...
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Is there a way to view an HP ProLiant server IML log from within ESXi?

I'm investigating a system outage on an HP ProLiant DL360 G7 server running VMware ESXi 5.1. While I'm a huge advocate of installing the HP-specific management agents for ESXi or using the ...
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What is the name of this screw? (from HP ProLiant quick-deploy rail kits) [closed]

I need the name of the screw for the HP quick deploy rail kit. The screw clicks into the square holes of the rack. It is a Gen4 Rail kit but the screw is like the Gen8 Rail kit ones. I called HP ...
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VMWare vSphere and the move from ESX to ESXi

I was working on a standalone ESX 3.5 system last night in order to upgrade to vSphere 4.1u1. I realized that the full ESX download had been deemphasized on the VMWare website. While I've known that ...
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replace controller, add second controller, or use expander?

I have a Proliant DL380 G6 that I am re-purposing as a Hyper-V host for a new, off-site data center that will host our DR services. The server currently has a P410i controller with the 512MB BBWC ...
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Convert a Smart Array RAID5 array to a RAID6 (ADG) variant

I have an HP MicroServer (N36L) with a SmartArray P410 controller, a 512MB BBWC unit and four (4) 2TB disks connected. Three of those disks are configured as a single RAID5 array and one is left ...
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Does it make sense to install online spare memory?

I'm using HP DL360p Generation 8. I need a pretty reliable server, so I'm using RAID 1 with a spare drive, and I also added an extra power supply. But should I install online spare memory? Or ...
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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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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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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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Extend Raid5 with a new HD (HP DL380 G3)

Because one of our customers is running out of disk space, I need to extend his Raid5 with one more disk. At the moment the raid5 contains 3x72gb harddisk. The harddisk i want to add is exactly the ...
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HP DL320e Gen8, 3TB drives, Windows Server 2012 R2 - HDD full capacity alocation difficulties during installation

One interesting task to do but not so easy as i thought. The server is HP DL320e gen8, The main difficulty is with partitioning the RAID1 (2x3TB HDDs) during the installation on 2 partitions (System ...
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Unable to view sensor data in ESXi 5.x on DL380 G7

I'm running ESXi 5.0 and vCenter Server 5.0 on a DL380 G7 and no matter what I do, I cannot view sensor data. I have installed all of the HP Offline Bundles (both old and new revisions as suggested ...
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Oracle Linux 6 kernel panic boot - anything I can do?

I'm running Oracle Linux 6 on a HP Proliant server. It's been running fine for the last week, but seemed slow earlier so the Oracle service was stopped. Rather than restart the service, I was asked to ...
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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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HP P410 RAID + Samsung 830 SSDs + Debian 6.0 - What performance to expect?

I'm renting two dedicated servers from a hosting company. Here are the specs: server1: HP ProLiant DL165 G7 2x AMD Opteron 6164 HE 12-Core 40 GB RAM HP Smart Array P410 RAID controller 2x Samsung 830 ...
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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 do you get information about the physical drives in a HP Smart Array RAID volume

I've got a HP DL380 running and I know one of the drives has failed. (I have a cron job running cciss_vol_status) The OS doesn't see the individual drives, it just sees one big volume called ...
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RAID5 array Ready for Rebuild

I've inherited administration of a server with a RAID 5 array. We have a damaged database on the array that is just over half the allocated size, so makes recovery impossible. I recently changed the ...
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Email notifications about hardware RAID status

I have a server with HP Smart Array hardware RAID controller. To monitor its status, I use cpqarrayd. /etc/default/cpqarrayd contains DAEMON_OPTS="-t localhost:162" to send SNMP traps when something ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 G7 servers will not POST

We have just received 2 HP DL380 G7's from our DR site. They have been running fine at the site for some time but we have tried to power them up in our DC and they will not post. We get a very brief ...
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HP System Management Email notification Linux

Does anyone know of a way for a HP Linux server to send and email when identifying issues such as hard disk failure? HP System manament is installed however I can only see SNMP and no email options. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - HP ProLiant DL380 G4 - Load Maxes Out / Unresponsive

Trying to post this question on here. I've posted it on the Ubuntu forums as well with no replies. Recently I upgraded an HP ProLiant DL380 G4 server from Ubuntu 10.04 server to Ubuntu 12.04 server. ...
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Third-party SSD in Proliant g8?

Anyone having success with third-party SATA or SAS drives with Proliant G8's? I know the G7's were flaky and had BIOS issues. We're looking for real-world success stories with particular brands and ...
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3.5" SATAs in an HP DL580 G4

I've been tasked to marry a bunch of 3.5" SATA drives with an HP Proliant DL580 G4 server. Trouble is, this server only takes Small Form Factor harddisks. How can I make this happen in the most ...