Aruba / HP Switches Clear Interface Counters
Feb21

Aruba / HP Switches Clear Interface Counters

KB ID 0001519 Problem I was looking for a way to clear (zero) ALL interface counters, (in my case on a 5412-Zl2). Petes-HP-Switch# show int A1 Status and Counters – Port Counters for port A1 Name : Trunk Uplink Member 1 MAC Address : f40343-787aaa Link Status : Up Port Enabled : Yes Totals (Since boot or last clear) : Bytes Rx : 3,243,414,990 Bytes Tx : 4,155,683,352 Unicast Rx : 1,729,923,935 Unicast Tx : 3,184,593,493...

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HPE Synergy ‘Unable to Apply Local Storage Settings’
Jan08

HPE Synergy ‘Unable to Apply Local Storage Settings’

KB ID 0001497 Problem While deploying some Blade severs, I was unable to get the ‘Local’ storage on the blades themselves to configure, (when setting up the server profiles). They were throwing this error; Unable to apply local storage settings on server (Enclosure-name}, bay {number} because HPE OneView cannot communicate with the integrated Smart Array controller : Locked. Resolution Ensure that there is an integrated...

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HPe Synergy 12000 MPIO QSFP to 10GB SFP Setup
Dec17

HPe Synergy 12000 MPIO QSFP to 10GB SFP Setup

KB ID 0001495 Problem I was recently involved in deploying an HPe Synergy 12000 Frame. And the network connections from it were ‘a little unusual’ so I thought I’d document that here, to save anyone else the problems I had. I was connecting to an HP/Aruba 5412 switch so my cables were all HP/Aruba (to be on the safe side). What you can see (above) is the MPIO Cable (K2Q46A P/N 800867-001) fixed onto the left (and...

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Stacking (VSF) Aruba Switches
Dec03

Stacking (VSF) Aruba Switches

KB ID 0001492 I noticed some shiny Aruba switches on the bench today, they were for a job my colleague is working on. (Note: Each switch in a stack should be the same, so these will need two stacks!) I work on the occasional HP/Aruba core switch, but it’s been a while since I did any work on distribution switches like these. The first thing I learned, was there’s no dedicated stacking cable for them. They simply use a 10Gb...

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HP BL460c (Gen 10) Blade No RAID?
Jun05

HP BL460c (Gen 10) Blade No RAID?

KB ID 0001443 Problem While spinning up some new BL460c (Gen 10) blades for a client, I noticed there was no RAID option? They were going to be VMware ESX hosts, and had two SSD drives so I just accepted the default and my ESX server saw a LUN for each drive and I created two DataStores on each host. The client wanted them changing to RAID1 (fair enough) so I revisited the drive setup. Solution WARNING: Before you proceed enabling...

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Mac OSX: ‘Cannot Send F11 Keystroke’
Jun05

Mac OSX: ‘Cannot Send F11 Keystroke’

KB ID 0001441 Problem I was building some HP blade servers today via iLO, and while trying to install ESX, I reached this stage; Pressing F11 on a mac just increases the volume, and with the other function keys (F1 to F10) you simply press ‘fn’ and the appropriate F key, and it works properly. But not on a mac, ‘Fn+F11’ just shows you your desktop. Even changing function keys in the keyboard settings has no...

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