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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HP Switches – Find ‘Uptime’
Apr05

HP Switches – Find ‘Uptime’

KB ID 0001299  Problem Nice short and sweet article, you have an HP Switch, and you want to know how long it’s been online. Solution Execute the following command; show system-information Note: On newer versions of the OS, the command may omit the hyphen i.e. show system information Related Articles, References, Credits, or External Links...

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HP – Switches The IP (or subnet) Already Exists
Apr16

HP – Switches The IP (or subnet) Already Exists

KB ID 0001176  Problem I was changing a clients LAN subnet this week, (dropping the mask from /24 to /16). When I attempted to change the management IP on the clients HP switches this happened; HP2510-24G(config)# vlan 1 HP2510-24G(vlan-1)# ip address 10.0.0.250 255.255.0.0 The IP address (or subnet) 10.0.0.250/16 already exists. HP2510-24G(vlan-1)# At first I though the switch was complaining because the IP was remaining the same, I...

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HP Networking – Tracing Networks and Locating IP addresses
Dec06

HP Networking – Tracing Networks and Locating IP addresses

KB ID 0001110 After not touching one for a couple of years, I was back on HP switches recently, and I had to map out a clients switches. Now I could have used some software, but they didn’t have SNMP enabled so, I had to ‘re acquaint’ myself with LLDP. For a basic LLDP View of attached devices. HP-Switch-1# show lldp info remote-device LLDP Remote Devices Information LocalPort | ChassisId PortId PortDescr SysName...

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HP E Series Wireless – Cannot Access Local LAN
Nov17

HP E Series Wireless – Cannot Access Local LAN

  KB ID 0000486 Problem You have an HP HP E-Series Mobility E-MSM460, 466 & 430 Access Point, and you cannot access resources on your local LAN (though internet access works fine). This is default “Out of the box” behavior, a lot of consumers want to provide wireless access but DONT want the wireless clients having access to their local servers. That’s fine but what if you do? Solution 1. Log into the web...

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