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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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Linux on HP Proliant: Reset iLO Password From OS

Problem Statement I’ve a Linux system running on HP Proliant and I do not know the username/password configured for the iLO. Of course, the simplest way in mind to reset the password is by rebooting the server to iLO level. Nevertheless, it’s not an option if the server can’t be rebooted (it’s a production server, […]

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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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