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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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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 – System ROM, […]

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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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Event: HP ProLiant G6 Servers Launch

My favourite x86 server, ProLiant G6 are already in town! HP has announced its availability last month and Malaysian are lucky because HP Malaysia will be organizing HP ProLiant G6 Servers Launch soon. While I was working as a system integrator, Proliant was our primary choice because it is easy to deploy, cost effective and […]

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My First Time Story: Installing RHEL 4 On A TeraBytes System

Today, I went to Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil to do Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) installation at the client site. There are 2 servers, both of them are HP Proliant ML350 G5. To my surprise, one of the server has 6 hard disks, the capacity of each of the hard disks is 300GB. By […]

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HP Business Technology @ Work

This event looks interesting…. Business Technology @ Work Witness this shift “live” at Business Technology @ Work where you will discover how HP, with Intel® Xeon® Quad-Core technologies, delivers a trusted platform to help you maximize performance, simplify IT management, and achieve better energy efficiency. Date: 29 August 2007 Time: 9.00AM – 6.00PM Venue: Shangri-La […]