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HP ProLiant Support Pack (PSP) creates multiple grub entries

After installing HP's PSP 8.73 on RHEL5 with a G7 Blade, I end up with 4 grub entries 1 The Standard RHEL 2 HP (choosen as default) 3 HP hpahcisr 4 HP mptlinux I'm confused as to why I get all ...
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Monitoring Dell/HP Servers Running ESXi (Free)

What are you all doing to monitor ESXi servers that run the free edition? With the lack of SNMP support, it seems fairly limited to me. What'd I'd like to be able to do is get some type of alert when ...
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VMWare - persistent “Host memory status” alarm in vSphere

I have a particular VMWare ESX 4.1 host that has a very persistent "Host memory status" alarm. This is running on an HP ProLiant DL360 G7 server. The HP ILO and System Management agents don't know ...
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DL380 G7: Not able to access ILO on DL380 via ssh from a client

I have problem where I can't access my ILO(ssh to ILO IP) thru client which is in different network.I am able to ping ILO IP thru this clinet but ssh access is not possible. Is it possible to have ...
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Replace faulty harddrive in Proliant DL180 G6

I have a Proliant DL180 G6 server with a Smart Array P410 controller. One of the hard drives lights amber, but the server is still running perfect. It is running RAID5 or 6 (don't remember). Now, can ...
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HP P212 hangs on Initializing

I'm in trouble... Server: HP Microserver N36L Storage: HP P212/256 with BBWC Drives: 4 WD 2 Tb While expanding the RAID 5 array from 3 to 4 drives, the server rebooted itself. Expansion was at 76%. ...
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Remote RIB iLO on Proliant via RIBCL

I'm trying to automate a process for our Ops. The process requires that some windows servers running on blades are shut down, left down for a few hours, the restarted when some other processes ...
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HP Proliant 380 G4 iLO stuck in recovery mode

The iLO interface on this server is stuck in recovery mode. I've tried flashing the firmware via FTP per the iLO manual. It seems like the flash succeeds & the iLO interface resets, but it comes ...
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Redhat Kernel patching advice

An audit has pointed out that a RHEL server I manage has not had the latest kernel patches applied. I'm confused about kernel patching and within RHEL in relation to RHEL dot releases i.e 5.2 , 5.3 ...
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RAID5 on SmartArray P410i online resize

I have P410i+256M Cache without battery backup. My RAID5 was build over 3*136GB disks, now all disks were replaced to a 3*300GB array. How can I extend it to use the whole space? HPacucli doesn't ...
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HP DL380 G7 Disk swap to a HP DL380 G6

The HP DL380 G7 has 3 SAS disks in RAID 5 configuration. I need to change that server to another task and instead of make a clean install on the HP DL380 G6 can i just swap the 3 disks from HP DL380 ...
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Getting Proliant P212 disk SMART diagnostics in Centos 6.2/RHEL

Does anyone know how I can monitor (either gui or shell) the health status of my SATA disks via the P212 (256Mb) controller card of my ProLiant ML110 G6 ? I've currently got Centos 6.2 64bit installed ...
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Compaq DL360 PCI Memory controller

I have a Compaq DL360 with two P3/933 Mhz CPUs and 1152 MB RAM running Windows 2003. Device manager shows a yellow question mark over the PCI Memory Controller. I understand that device to be the ...
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HP DL385 Base System Device

I have an HP DL385 with two Operon 280 CPUs and 16 GB of RAM running Windows Server 2003 R2 64 bit. Windows device manager show a yellow question mark for the Base System Device. This device is the ...
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What are the good ways to migrate a RAID array to bigger disks?

I'm looking to replace my hard-drives with bigger-ones and I would like to know what are the best practices in doing this. I have a HP ProLiant with its 256MB version of RAID controller: 03:00.0 RAID ...
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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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HP ProLiant ML110 G7 Questions

Have an HP ProLiant ML110 G7 running Server 2008 R2. Question #1: This server takes FOREVER to boot. I think it's because of "HP Power and Thermal Calibration" it does at the beginning of every ...
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Proliant DL360 Raid5 Hot Swap Drive

I have a DL360 G5 running WinSrvr2003 with a 3 drive (72GB) SAS Raid 5 array on P400i controller. The single array has two partitions. (OS and a data store) Drive 2 has failed and is off line (Amber ...
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VMWare ESXi 5 - Expanded RAID 5 array - cannot access datastore

I'm using VMWare ESXi 5 and had a 2 TB RAID 5 setup on an HP DL360 with a P400i RAID card. I added two more 1 TB drives and using the SmartStart ACU, added the drives and expanded the logical disk. ...
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P4300 G2 SAN FAN Header Connections

I've recently had to replace the System Board on my P4300 G2 SAN due to a failure to find a boot drive. Unfortunately after replacing this it won't boot past the POST screen, it identifies that there ...
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SSDs or 15k sas for server OS / application drive?

I'm thinking about upgrading the OS / application drive for an HP DL 580 G5 running windows server 2003 64-bit. We currently use 3 75GB 10k rpm SAS drives in RAID 1. The server is mainly used for ...
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HP ProLiant ML350 G6 driver problems

We have fresh installed SBS 2011 standard on ML 350 G6 and I ended up with two driver problems - IPMI interface - Base system device We cannot find drivers for them, and I don't know what are those ...
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SAS enclosure doesn't restart - MSA60

I just inherited a HP StorageWorks MSA60 (this is a direct-attach SAS enclosure). I had to move it to another shelf so I turned off the computer which was using it. I also pulled the 2 power cords off ...
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HP ProLiant ML350 G6 Server

I have a HP ProLiant ML350 G6 Server. I installed windows server 2008 standard edition. There are 60 clients connected to this server. The server only detects one HDD and I have 2 146gb HDDs. I read ...
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Entering BIOS via HP iLo2 remote console

I want to enter BIOS remotely via HP iLo2 remote console. However, I tried to press F8,F10,Esc-8 and Esc-10. None of them works. Could someone teach me how to do so? Thank you. Regards, yuwen
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HP Proliant DL120 G7 with P212/256MB SmartArray Controller GPT Support

I have the HP Proliant DL120 G7 server with P212/256MB SmartArray Controller configured with 4 - 2TB drives as RAID 1+0 (4TB usable space). I would like to have a small partition for my Linux OS and ...
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How to access to install/check software on a ESXi 5 to view system hardware

I have the following: 2 x DL585 G1 (8 cores) with built in Smart Array 5i (4 x 74GB SCSI in Raid 5) I installed VMware ESXi 5 and got it all working :) When I boot my server up, it states the ...
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HP DL585 G1 with VMware ESXi 5 - SATA solution, need more storage

I have the following: 2 x DL585 G1 (8 cores) with built in Smart Array 5i (2 x 74GB SCSI in Raid 0) I installed VMware ESXi 5 and got it all working :) However I need more space. I was thinking ...
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HP Smart Array P400/256MB SAS Controller BATTERY

This is probably a dumb question. I recently purchased a couple of refurbished HP SB40C storage blade for our HP Bladesystem c3000 enclosure. Each comes with an HP Smart Array P400/256MB SAS ...
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Proliant raid controller in a PC

Does anyone know or have experience installing an HP array controller in a standard PC? I'm interested if it would be possible to use a P400i with a SAS-SATA cable using standard Western digital ...
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HP DL370 G5 hpacucli shows 2 drives as Predictive Failure - safe to try a rebuild 1 by 1?

I have: Openfiler SAN ML370 G5 Smart Array 6400 slot 1 Array B Logical Drive 2 is a RAID5 array of 6 x 148GB 10k hot plug drives making 680GB no spare Last Friday, the power went out, this machine ...
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Need NIC driver for Proliant DL380 G4 NIC=NC7782 [closed]

I have installed Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition (32bit) on a Proliant server but can not seem to find the driver for the NIC. I have spent hours looking with no luck. Would like to just point ...
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Access HP Lights-Out from remote server

I have a HP Server on Co-location that i administrate using HP Light-Out and remote desktop to windows. The problem is that the Lights-Out ip now is gone (not working any longer) but the remote ...
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HP SmartArray P400: How to repair failed logical drive?

I have a HP Server with SmartArray P400 controller (incl. 256 MB Cache/Battery Backup) with a logicaldrive with replaced failed physicaldrive that does not rebuild. This is how it looked when I ...
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Available Memory Slots DL380G5

I have an HP ProLiant DL380 Generation 5 in a remote data center. Is there any way that I can check remotely how many memory slots are occupied (and more importantly how many are available)? The ...
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HP Microserver Mini-SAS Cable

I just purchased an HP Microserver I was planning to use with FreeNAS. It needed more RAM, so I tried to follow the instructions to pull out the system board draw to access the DIMM slots. Doing so ...
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Is HP p212 raid controller supported on Ubuntu 8.04 server LTS?

sorry for my simple question, however I can't find any useful resources on the internet. Except the official HP page about my p212 here. From this I understand that HP doesn't support Ubuntu 8.04. But ...
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hp dl380 g4 hardware monitor software

I've just bought a used hp proliance DL380 G4. This kind of servers are new to me... I've got it up and running WHS2011 without any problems. It has 2 power supplies , 2 processors and raid. I would ...
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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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Installing Windows on HP Proliant Servers without SmartStart

I have a PXE server for deploying Windows XP and Windows 7 to workstations. The process is as follows: Boot the workstation from the NIC. Workstation sends a DHCP request. DHCP server responds with ...
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HP P411 Storage Controller not recognized during boot

it's me again :( I've asked a question here a few minutes ago ( HP B110i controller not seeing storage array. Any ideas? ) Turns out I was wrong, and there IS a P411 controller built in, I verified ...
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HP B110i controller not seeing storage array. Any ideas?

We got a new HP ProLiant DL160G6 with internal P410 SAS controller, and an additional B110i SAS controller with external ports that is supposed to connect to the HP Storageworks D2600 Drive Array we ...
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vSphere 4.0 - Hardware system Monitoring

I have an ML350 G6 with ESXi 4.1 Free (vSphere Hypervisor 4.1 Free version) installed. Since ESXi is a bare-metal hypervisor install I was not able to install the HP Proliant Support Tools for ...
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Predictive failure on hot swappable drive

on a HP PROLIANT ML350 G5 server, one of 3 physical hot swappable drives in a Smart Array has a status of Predictive Failure and the amber light is flashing. Each drive is 146GB. In HP System ...
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HP ProLiant ML350 G6: Does the RAID rebuild automatically?

One of sas hd of this ML350 died... We're buying a new one and I wanted to ask if I can just take out the faulty one and insert the new one with the server on to let it rebuild the raid or I'm forced ...
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Large disk queue length

A few days ago disk on my server started to have large queue length: I've changed controller battary recently, HP configuration utility was saying the battery is bad, but after changing the battery ...
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How do I get my HP servers to email me when a drive fails?

Ideally, with as simple of install as possible and without requiring rebooting the servers. Mostly for DL380 G5's if it helps. Thanks.
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How to diagnose storage system scaling problems?

We are currently testing the maximum sequential read throughput of a storage system (48 disks total behind two HP P2000 arrays) connected to HP DL580 G7 running RHEL 5 with 128 GB of memory. Initial ...
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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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Scalability 1-way. What does it mean?

I have read "Scalability: 1-way" in the specifications of a server. What does it means? The server is : HP ProLiant ML110 G6 TV X3430 2.40GHz 4-core 1P 1GB-U Non-hot Plug 250GB SATA LFF 300W PS