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Linux on HP Proliant: Reset iLO Network from OS

This is almost similar with my previous post on how to reset Administrator’s password from OS by using hponcfg. This time, I want to reset the iLO network information. Problem Statement I’m unable to access iLO from this server. Since I can’t easily go to BIOS to get the network information, I need to use […]

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Linux On HP ProLiant: Verifying Hard Disk & Smart Array Problem From OS Level

Prologue My friend who is from other team told me there’s hard disk problem one of my server. Too lazy to go to datacenter, I’m just using HP utility to confirm. Server Info Operating System, -sh-2.05b# cat /etc/redhat-release Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 3 (Taroon Update 2) Hardware, -sh-2.05b# hpasmcli -s “show server” | […]

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HP Event: Facing a Challenged Economy with Unified Communications

Yet another HP event, Event: Facing a Challenged Economy with Unified Communications Date: 19 August 2009 (Wednesday) Time: 8:30am – 2:00pm Location: Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Registration: https://h50043.www5.hp.com/formlab/en-MY/0088_090707104521_1.aspx

Downgrading HP Proliant BL460c Firmwares

Now, it’s time to perform downgrading HP Proliant BL460c Firmwares on a Linux machine (of course, it runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux server). Yes, your heard it right – DOWNGRADING not upgrading. By the way, did you still remember my post on upgrading? As in previous post, I’m downgrading same firmwares; BIOS ā€“ System ROM, […]

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Event: HP Mission Critical Simulation and Discovery Workshop

With the mantra of Amplify Your Impact, HP present you HP Mission Critical Simulation and Discovery Workshop. Below are the event details, Event: HP Mission Critical Simulation and Discovery Workshop Date: 17 August 2009 (Monday) Time: 9.00am ā€“ 4.00pm Location: Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur URL: http://www.twentytwodegrees.com/amplify/amplify_outlook.htm

My First Time Story: Upgrading HP Proliant BL460c Firmware

This is yet another my first time story collection whereby I successfully upgrading HP Proliant BL460c firmware from Linux. There are 3 firmwares to be upgraded; BIOS – System ROM, Lights-Out Management (aka iLO) and Storage Controller. This machine is running RHEL 5.2 and all of the firmwares were upgraded ‘online’ from operating system itself. […]

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Checking Proliant System ROM Version In Linux

dmidecode and hpasmcli can be used to check HP Proliant System ROM (BIOS) version in Linux. In this example, I’m checking System ROM version of HP Proliant BL460c which is running RHEL 5.2, 1) dmidecode, provided by dmidecode package. # dmidecode 2.7 SMBIOS 2.4 present. 72 structures occupying 2245 bytes. Table at 0x000EE000. Handle 0x0000, […]

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Drivers & Utilities for HP ProLiant BL460c Server series

Drivers & Utilities for HP ProLiant BL460c Server series http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=3288156&prodSeriesId=1842750 This is note to myself, kind of bookmark. To HP, don’t you think your URL schema is complicated and hard to remember?

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RHEL 5: iLO Unexpectedly Initiated ASR

I received a task to determine the root cause of server downtime. According to the info, the server was suddenly hung, it is running RHEL 5.2 on a HP Proliant Blade. Operating System Info [root@localhost ~]# uname -a Linux localhost 2.6.18-92.el5 #1 SMP Tue Apr 29 13:16:15 EDT 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux [root@localhost ~]# […]

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HP Workers Have No Money & No Life ???

According to this cartoon (thanks to Harry), it sounds like HP Workers Have No Money & No Life. To HP comrades, could you prove this cartoon wrong?

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