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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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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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VMware ESXi 3.5 HP Proliant DL380 G4 reduce fan noise

I've set up VMware ESXi v3.5 on an HP Proliant DL380 G4, and I'd like a way to reduce the fan noise. Under Health status, I see the following: Is this normal? I've read about there being a Fan ...
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Can't enter iLO3 at bootup (HP ProLiant DL360 G7)

At first I thought this was a fluke, but I've now built well over 50 of these servers and I can't seem to find a solution. We are deploying HP DL360 G7's. Before you used to be able to hit F8 during ...
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HP Proliant ML150 G3 physical drive size limit

Apologies if this is a rather silly question, but I'm not very savvy when it comes to interpreting server documentation. The documentation ...
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Access HP Proliant DL385 BIOS [closed]

How do I access the BIOS of a HP ProLiant DL385 server? It doesn't have any hard drives, just power, monitor & keyboard connected. The keyboard is a PS/2 Microsoft Media keyboard with an ...
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HP ProLiant DL360 G7 watchdog

I have dl360 G7 servers. some times kernel got panic. I understood, that server have hardware watchdog timer. dmesg | grep wdt [ 6.344992] hpwdt 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) ...
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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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HP Proliant ML115 G5 - Boot order lost after reboot

I have one HP Proliant ML 115 G5 (AMD) with the latest BIOS (07-06-2009) and recently I've installed an USB disk. This is a common problem on old Proliant servers. When you plug the USB disk, BIOS ...
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HP iLO2/3 cli: send NMI

I want to send a Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) to the system over the HP iLO2/3 cli. Unfortunately I don't know the correct syntax or target: hpiLO-> nmi status=2 status_tag=COMMAND PROCESSING ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 G4 RAID conversion?

Proliant DL380-G4 with the onboard SmartArray 6i controller. Raid 1+0 set consisting of 2x 72 G and 2x 300 G disks (the bigger disks got added later). Effective capacity about 140 GB and, of course, ...
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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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HP Proliant DL320 G5 CPU Fault Light [closed]

I was recently given an HP Proliant DL320G5. Upon powering it on the internal health light was flashing red and there was nothing on screen no beeps no hard drive lights. I opened the server and ...
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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 Proliant DL 380 G7: Which storage driver to use for Suse Linux 11 [closed]

I was installing the Suse Linux 11 on HP Proliant DL 380 G7. during installation i got the error " NO usable hard disk found " i got stuck for last 4 days ..need help on prioroty,
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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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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 P410i Array Controller and lost logical Drive

Today earlier we lost the logical drive information for a 4 drive raid array that was array B! The system had two arrays A and B A being the single system drive and B the Data drive of 4 x 136Gb ...
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Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 on Proliant ML150 G2 server

I am investigating if I can install Red Hat Enterprise 5.5 on Proliant ML150 G2 server but I don't know if this configuration is possible. Is this configuration possible?
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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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ESXi Hardware Monitoring

I have one single ESXi host on a Proliant ML350 G6. I'm using the free ESXi version and we don't have a license for vCenter. What I would like to know is how I can get alerts when one of the hardware ...
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How do you take a physical drive offline using HP P410i RAID card

How do you take a physical drive offline using HP P410i RAID card ? Specifically in a RAID1 array I want to use hpacucli tool to take a physical drive offline then online to test if RAID1 array ...
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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 ...