Find All HP iLOs on your Network
Jun26

Find All HP iLOs on your Network

KB ID 0001571 Problem I had to find all the HP iLOs on a client network today, I could have got an IP scanner and then sorted the results for HP devices, but I would have ended up with switches, printers and God knows what else! If only there was a PowerShell command I could use? Solution There is! You will need to download it though, (HPiLOCmdlets-x64,) extract them to your C: drive.   Here I’m installing them from PowerShell,...

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HP Intelligent Provisioning Cant See USB Media?
May16

HP Intelligent Provisioning Cant See USB Media?

KB ID 0001555 Problem Life was simpler when we had DVD Drives and a wallet full of CD/DVDs! I was building an HP DL360 This morning and needed to install Windows. I created a bootable USB with Unetbootin and selected a Windows Server ISO, it wouldn’t boot. So I thought ‘Fine I’ll play the game” I pressed F10 for Intelligent Provisioning. After selecting USB media – the system could not see my USB Drive? ...

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HP iLO Upgrade Stops at 99%
May14

HP iLO Upgrade Stops at 99%

KB ID 0001553 Problem While trying to update an iLO on a blade server yesterday, (from 2.07 to 2.33). I uploaded the file it got to 99% then after a while it recycled and repeated the process all over again, and kept going. Solution Well I was on a 2016 Server using IE 11, and the iLO2 is VERY OLD, so I’m guessing it’s a browser problem. I reconnected to the iLO using Firefox, and it worked perfectly. (Note: If using a...

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VMware: Change IOPS Limit From 1000 to 1
Mar28

VMware: Change IOPS Limit From 1000 to 1

KB ID 0001532 Problem I got asked to do this by a client this week, HP has requested that this be set for connections to their Storevirtual VSA that had been having some problems. Solution I followed the instructions and was at first confused because I could not see the settings that needed changing? That’s because this only applies if you have MULTIPATHING enabled and set to ‘Round Robin’. So if your storage does...

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Disable ATS Heartbeat
Mar22

Disable ATS Heartbeat

KB ID 0001529 Problem After ESX 5.5 Update 2, VMware added ATS Heartbeat.Some vendors, (like HPE SureStore and VSA) recommend that this is disabled. I can’t find any info about whether it’s safe to do this in production, so to be on the safe side I placed the hosts in maintenance mode first. Enter Maintenance Mode Use the following command; vim-cmd /hostsvc/maintenance_mode_enter Disable ATS Heartbeat Use the following...

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Virtual SAN:  Suppress ‘Datastore Usage on Disk’ Alarm
Mar19

Virtual SAN: Suppress ‘Datastore Usage on Disk’ Alarm

KB ID 0001527 Problem While deploying a HPE StoreVirtual VSA this week. We noticed all the local Datastore were showing an ‘Alarm’. If you are unfamiliar with Virtual SANs, then you give all the LOCAL Storage to them, which then gets ‘aggregated’ and provided back to the host(s) as fault tolerant clustered storage, like so; Which is great, but the VMware hosts just see that their LOCAL Datastore(s) are full,...

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